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Motor works fine,how easy is it to switch over to an st3000 control head? If easy to fit are they easy to find a used head?

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If you have the analog 3000, the one with a compass rose on top with red & green lights, it uses 4 wires to the motor. You can convert it to a two wire easily if you are handy with soldering. You would also need to add a plug to the motor wire to attach to the control head. The 3000 and ST3000 heads can usually be found on ebay or maybe in a local used marine store. Email me if you need more info about the 4 wire conversion.
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I do have the round compass rose type with the red and green light.

Thanks for the feedback. I will start looking for a control head and plug connector. Also I am good at soldering but will have to ask you to point me to where I can find out what the wiring circuitry would need to be going from 4 wire to 2 wire.

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Here's an ST4000 for sale near me if anyone is interested:

Raymarine Autohelm 4000+ autopilot - Ontario Parts, Trailers, Accessories For Sale - Kijiji Ontario Canada.

Santa brought me a Smartpilot X5. I have to get around to mounting it, and first deciding what to do with/where to install the display.
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Re: Raymarine Autohelm/Pilot ST4000

Dan, hi. I saw your post (from last year) about the conversion of a four wire Autohelm motor to two. I have one of the old compass rose type AH3000 from which I want to use the motor on another pilot controller - not sure which yet. I've identified that the red and blue wires will drive the motor fwd or reverse, but don't quite get the yellow and green, other than measuring that they sit at around 4v when the pilot is not turning the motor and (depending on rotation) 8v or 4 v when it is. Wondered whether they were either feedback or damping in some way?

I'd really appreciate your advice about what the wires do and how to convert.

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If you have the analog 3000, the one with a compass rose on top with red & green lights, it uses 4 wires to the motor. You can convert it to a two wire easily if you are handy with soldering. You would also need to add a plug to the motor wire to attach to the control head. The 3000 and ST3000 heads can usually be found on ebay or maybe in a local used marine store. Email me if you need more info about the 4 wire conversion.
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Re: Raymarine Autohelm/Pilot ST4000

Andrew.. from what I understand Dan is very helpful (and knowledgeable) with this sort of thing.. once you get a few more posts you might send him a PM if he doesn't notice the resurrection of this thread. I think his email is somewhere on this board too...
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Re: Raymarine Autohelm/Pilot ST4000

Thanks Faster - I'm trying to build up my posts but only if I have something useful to contribute!

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Re: Raymarine Autohelm/Pilot ST4000

Andrew, to help with your post count, what do you sail, and how is the sailing in your part of England?
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Re: Raymarine Autohelm/Pilot ST4000

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Thanks Faster - I'm trying to build up my posts but only if I have something useful to contribute!

Cheers

Andrew
Speaking of posting more.... a friend of mine sails a Fisher 25. We all sail on the Columbia River in Portland, OR.
Fishers are quite rare around here.
I've been out for a sail and was impressed at how much boat interior there was and how solid it felt. Takes quite a bit of wind to move it, though, and pointing is not what it likes....


Anyhow, do contribute when you can. Everyone has something to add! (Well, almost everyone...!)


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ps: I used an Autohelm 4000S on my current boat for a decade, and then upgraded to a Raymarine X5. The software is supposed to be better, but I do not see any obvious changes in the hardware quality...
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Re: Raymarine Autohelm/Pilot ST4000

Hi Brewgyver

Thanks! We have a 40 year old Fisher 30 - a very sturdy motorsailer. When she was built she would have been considered a large yacht and she is still capable of squashing some of the newer bigger but lighter boats as she weighs in at around 7.5 tons laden. Sailing here has been good this year but the gales are just starting to get a bit too frequent - another gale warning just broadcast.

I must post a profile picture showing the boat.

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