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After weeks and weeks of searching I finally found 1/16th by 3/4 roll pins for the autopilot clutch lever. It's hard to believe a dollar part keeps this whole thing out of commission, (thank you Napa)
It's all back together and it actually works!

So I have 30 plus year old electronics that actually work. Now I have to learn how to use them. I'm slowly getting a grasp on using the Garmin chartplotter.
I'll download the operations manual for the raymarine st4000 autohelm but in the meantime; I turned on the switch and it made a whining noise then I moved the controller box and it started reading out working and even the wired remote control works. ( Guessing loose wires behind the panel) The stepper motor actually moves the wheel forward and back like it's supposed to.


I'm not at Sea so I don't know what to do from there, although I'm guessing the flux compass is reading out the degrees from North where I sit?

Please go easy on me I already have a headache! 馃樀馃敤
 

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Jims, that's exactly what it does and I'm happy with that alone! But the Garmin 541, (I'm assuming) is/was connected and it can/could actually steer a course?

Woke up with the headache, not a good day sigh馃樀
 

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I had an st3000 on my Oday 30 it would keep me in the river channel long enough to raise and lower the main sail. The st4000 on this boat should certainly come in handy since I don't have thousands of dollars to drop on all kinds of new components gear and electronics.
 

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Looky look what I found
Blue Rectangle Sky Font Flooring

And yes nema 183
Font Material property Paper Paper product Document
 

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Yes the Garmin 541 has 183 and 2000 nema interface pretty amazed that stuff so old can still be useful
Holding a course even for a few minutes is really great help because it's so much easier to single hand and move about the boat
 
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