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Complete auto pilot system for single inboard boat.

Old 03-16-2020, 10:36 PM
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I have been trying to find a used auto pilot system but I can never find a full system that I won't have to modify or have to buy additional parts for. I have a 28' with a single 454CU big block. My rudder is not hydraulic, it's cable actuated. What would I need for an entire working system? I have a couple of Garmin GPS's, most recent is a Garmin 73SV. If I could get something that would interface with my GPS that would be great but it's not a deal breaker. Can you just tell me what I will need and what you can price it at? If you have a used system I would certainly consider that if I knew I had everything I will need to make it work and actually use it.

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Is it a MerCruiser i/o? Do you know what year?



Also I need to know the distance or space behind helm.......Octopus Drives makes a unit.etc.
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Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
Is it a MerCruiser i/o? Do you know what year?



Also I need to know the distance or space behind helm.......Octopus Drives makes a unit.etc.
It's a 454CI Pleasurecraft engine, 330HP.single inboard. I think it's a 1989 or maybe a 1986, I don't recall which year it is but I think it's a 1989. I have a rudder that is cable controlled not hydraulic controlled. When I'm running the wheel pulls REALLY hard to port, so hard that if I let go of the wheel it will immediately spin to port as far is it can go. I worry about having so much pressure and if an autopilot could over come the torque on the wheel/rudder?
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How much room do yo have behind the helm?
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How much room do yo have behind the helm?
Between the wheel and the seat? About 2' if that's what you are looking for?
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Between the wheel and the seat? About 2' if that's what you are looking for?

No...... on the inside of the helm... ......you may need to a a unit there....
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No...... on the inside of the helm... ......you may need to a a unit there....
No room to put anything larger than 1/2 of a shoebox.

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