It Is Alive!


Following on from my previous posts about the autohelm (go read them if you have time!)

We now have a working (but not yet calibrated) drive unit installed! This is very exciting!

The next steps are

I will be looking for volunteers to join me and help me not crash the boat while I’m messing around above and below decks with the various bits of electronics! I’m hoping to be able to do this the end of March if not sooner (subject to surgery and recovery).

The overall cost of the new autopilot has been not short of eye-watering. £7,600 in parts and another £1,500 in labour for the glass work, welding and fitting. It looks like I am going to be working this off for many months to come!

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