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Autopilot Wheel Drive ripped out...
Mounted my Raymarine EV-100 autopilot wheel drive onto my Edson pedestal, following, naively, the instructions that came with it. Unfortunately, after a few hours of use the post against which the drive does its thing got pulled off the pedestal. See sad pic. The screws pulled right out of the 1/4 inch aluminum wall of the pedestal.
Sooooo....Round II. Can anyone suggest a better way to mount that thing? I was thinking a custom built clamp that would encircle the entire pedestal but maybe someone has a better, cheaper, and/or easier idea?
Thanks all in advance! I've learned to never make a maintenance move on my boat without consulting the Sailnet Oracles - a.k.a. you guys.