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Buffalo posted 11-11-2001 11:27 PM ET (US)   Profile for Buffalo   Send Email to Buffalo  
I am planning on installing a Simrad autopilot on my 83 Montauk. I have a 4 stroke Yammaha 100 and cable steering. Any info on autopilots?
Kim posted 11-18-2001 09:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for Kim  Send Email to Kim     
ya I have a simrad autopilot on my montauk 17 one of the best things I ever did !!!
do you have hydrauic steering?
cost on hyd. steering about 700 bucks & simrad ap14h about 1000/1100 bucks. installation is a very easy!!
I did it myself. O one more thing to save $ buy it out state, no sales tax. got mine from doc freeman's in seattle wa.
if you do this? e/m me and I can give you some tips.
Kim posted 11-18-2001 10:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for Kim  Send Email to Kim     
sorry didn't see the cable steering part. I don't think it is a good thing to have the wheel turning when on auto!!! I fished big boats with wheels that turn it's ok then but in a small space ???
dgp posted 11-18-2001 10:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for dgp  Send Email to dgp     
How about the Ray Marine Sport Pilot? Looks relatively easy to install and will interface with NEMA 183 protocol.
Buffalo posted 11-21-2001 09:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for Buffalo  Send Email to Buffalo     
Thanks for the info. I did order the Simrad ut of Seattle. Will let you know how it Stacks up. I've had Benmars on 2 former boats.

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