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Shoot son an email he still works on the old auto helm stuff just repaired our 5000 in February heck an email don't cost anything to see if he has any pearls of wisdom to share
I guess because I'm a mechanic I prefer to do my own work. I've seen the shortcuts other mechanics take sometimes. How many of you have ended up with a striped oil pan plug? Think jiffy lube for that. Electronics, hydraulics, diesel, gas, lp this stuff is not rocket science. Besides is a learning experience, you'll know your boat better. Call me hard headed but I just choose to do this job my self.

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ncc,no flies on you so not trying to tell you anything but many of these electronic glitches can be eyeballed on the printed circuit board.vibration caused solder fracture or our absolute favourite, corrosion.Sometimes flipping the board over and examining the tops of any capacitors for bulging can point the way This is especially true for ac powered stuff.
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Well shoot son. What did he charge ya?
Darn auto correct was supposed to be Don Gerhardt not son and Don charged 80 bucks for new drive motor bushings and new fluxgate compass in the control head our linear ram was fine.
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I guess because I'm a mechanic I prefer to do my own work. I've seen the shortcuts other mechanics take sometimes. How many of you have ended up with a striped oil pan plug? Think jiffy lube for that. Electronics, hydraulics, diesel, gas, lp this stuff is not rocket science. Besides is a learning experience, you'll know your boat better. Call me hard headed but I just choose to do this job my self.
shoot Don an email like I said tell him your issues he may have some ideas for you to checkout

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Darn auto correct was supposed to be Don Gerhardt not son and Don charged 80 bucks for new drive motor bushings and new fluxgate compass in the control head our linear ram was fine.
Awesome autocorrect fubar. I almost wrote something nasty when I first read it but I restrained myself. Just funny as hell now. Thanks for the good laugh.
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I had the AH 3000 on my boat. It was sold with boat, Also did you all know you can "steer" the boat with your cell phone held near the control box on this old AP?

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Re: autohelm 3000

I do have an Autohelm 3000 analog system that I removed from my boat this year. We are planning on extended trips this season so I purchased a new EV100. The system is complete with an extra belt and a plug in remote unit. It was working when I removed it but you had to have patience when you were starting out ( something which I sometimes lack). I have used it where it would go straight for a 25 mile trip first time I turned it on, other times it wanted to meander for a while .I will eventually be listing it on ebay.
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