Originally Posted by Mid Shore Electronics
Stern drive boats are difficult for rudder feedback installations. The Garmin pilot (formerly the TR-1) was the first rudderless autopilot. The 12 series Garmin pilot is for sailboat. Sailboats do have hydraulic linear drives.
Is your boat CABLE steering or hydraulic. If hydraulic I'de recommend Garmin. I cable we'd have to see clearance behind helm for proper A/P bolt-on drive system.
No the GHP 12 isn't a sailboat pilot anymore. For more than a year you can use it for powerboats too. You can connect it to almost any drive drive out there.... pretty straight forward.
the octopus drive has a integrated feedback so thats easy too.
If you want Garmin you can use the GHP10+Pump for hydraulic steering. For any other drive (oem pump, linear drive, actuator, solenoid etc) use the GHP 12 with a resistiv feedback..... You need to order the drive and feedback cable though....