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What are these instruments?

These came with my new to me boat. They have never been used but look like an old design....

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These came with my new to me boat. They have never been used but look like an old design....

http://www.sailnet.com/photogallery/.../ppuser/139447
Nah,

Not this time...

You can't fool me....

Go on with you.....

but.....

Is this a trick question ?

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It says right there on the instruments, you know.
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OK, if its not a tricky question, these are the old ST50 Autohelm series. I had them on a boat years ago.
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Those instruments are for getting wombats out of their hole, to see if they see there shadow, then we know if spring is coming now or in 6 weeks.........oh wait a minute, 6 more weeks of winter, he saw his shadow answering the question! dang gummit! A trick question, a trick answer......what is said world coming too!

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OK, if its not a tricky question, these are the old ST50 Autohelm series. I had them on a boat years ago.
Yeah right....ptooeee.....next you'll be telling me that one was for wind speed/direction, one was a depthsounder and the other one a log.

But if you're so smart what about the sea gull perch whirly magig thingy ??

Hmmmmm ??

What about that then ??

He said with a petulant intonation and snuggled back down till spring had really sprung......

Nah, come om , it has to be a trick question......

(Come Om - Buddhist Pick up line)

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Well duh I know they are "seatalk autohelm" - what I was looking for was the model number. Are you sure they are st50 and not st30?
Are these still serviced? Does the windspeed/direction sensor have a model number?
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Google images of the autohelm st50 and there they are.

Really, does no one look for themselves any more?
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What a nice friendly sailing community this is!

The ST 30 looks like the ST50. Is there any way to tell the difference?

Chuckles - go find a lamp post to pee on.

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