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Old 08-24-2017, 03:48 PM
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We are in the process of refurbing a Bertram 31. It has twin Volvo diesels.

I am adding a tower with a control station, it has the bridge and I want some basic controls in the cockpit. So I need a three station system. My preference is to have a Wheel on the bridge, joystick or small wheel in the tower and joystick steering in the cockpit along with engine controls at each station.

So far, Glenndinning engine controls have been recommended (EFC3) and some unknown version of electronic/hydraulic steering with built in AP, something similar to the Seastar Optimus system although it looks as if that system is for outboard installations.

This type of control system is out of my wheelhouse so to speak and I need some advice on whats reasonable to install in this boat, recommendations on equipment to purchase and where to buy.

Any help you can give me is greatly appreciated. I need to get this system figured out first before I can buy the remainder of the electronics.
Old 08-24-2017, 04:31 PM
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When you say a joystick, you are referring to being able to control the rudders when the pilot is engaged? What year and model Volvos?
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http://www.seastarsolutions.com/prod...ulic-controls/


http://www.seastarsolutions.com/prod...onic-controls/


http://www.seastarsolutions.com/prod...d-new/seastar/
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I'm not a 100% sure on the year but I think they are late 80's but they are
VOLVO ENGINES----220 HP
MODEL----- TAMD 60B
TWIN DISC 502 TRANSMISSIONS
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Thanks this is most helpful.
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I've been digging into some of the suggested solutions and I have a question. Are there any integrated systems available for steering and engine controls?

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