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Offline GregE

Auto helm threads ??
« on: February 20, 2021, 01:40:56 PM »
I got the  'good idea' response to add one to the SL 22 but can't locate a couple threads with some great info.. 

The Search isn't helping   :shrug9:
Greg
2005 SL 22 Honda 225 Kodak II
http://www.sagecreekforums.com/phpforum/index.php
Sold:Osprey 26 LC Kodak;  Arima SR 19 HT, Arima SE 16 WeeBait; SH 15 WeeBoat; SR 21 NoBait;  SL 22 ReBait

Offline croaker stroker

Re: Auto helm threads ??
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2021, 01:52:36 PM »
Auto steering ? Auto Pilot ?

Google has a better site search...

auto steering site:arimaowners.com
1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
1985 - 15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"Ex Tridente Pax”. 🇺🇸

Offline disposable

Re: Auto helm threads ??
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2021, 04:44:38 PM »
I put AP on mine, lmk if I can help
2012 Sea Chaser 17 (custom PH)
2013 Honda 90hp

Offline GregE

Re: Auto helm threads ??
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2021, 12:01:08 PM »
AP??

Not in my lexicon  :shrug9:

What steering system do you have?
Greg
2005 SL 22 Honda 225 Kodak II
http://www.sagecreekforums.com/phpforum/index.php
Sold:Osprey 26 LC Kodak;  Arima SR 19 HT, Arima SE 16 WeeBait; SH 15 WeeBoat; SR 21 NoBait;  SL 22 ReBait

Offline Doc

Re: Auto helm threads ??
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2021, 12:24:20 PM »
You might have found this one already but in case you did not I will post it.

Advice on autopilots
http://www.arimaowners.com/index.php?topic=2325.0  :beerchug:


1984 Sea Chaser 17'
2004 Yamaha 90 hp

Offline Doc

1984 Sea Chaser 17'
2004 Yamaha 90 hp

Offline disposable

Re: Auto helm threads ??
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2021, 04:40:14 PM »
AP??

Not in my lexicon  :shrug9:

sorry greg. i was asking if you wanted information on installing autopilot. i installed lowrance hydraulic autopilot, tied via NMEA2000 to my simrad go7, on my baystar hydraulic steering system.  let me know if i can offer any assistance.
2012 Sea Chaser 17 (custom PH)
2013 Honda 90hp

Offline GregE

Re: Auto helm threads ??
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2021, 09:50:42 PM »
Thanks for the links. Systems have evolved a Lot so will continue to read.
Greg
2005 SL 22 Honda 225 Kodak II
http://www.sagecreekforums.com/phpforum/index.php
Sold:Osprey 26 LC Kodak;  Arima SR 19 HT, Arima SE 16 WeeBait; SH 15 WeeBoat; SR 21 NoBait;  SL 22 ReBait

Offline Kimbrey

Re: Auto helm threads ??
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2021, 06:24:05 AM »
Morning Gregg,
When I had my SL I was able to tie the kicker and the main together with the Seastar Teleflex tie bar.  http://www.seastarsolutions.com/products/hydraulic-new/outboard-new/seastar_kicker/
I don't think there was enough room on the smaller Arima's to use it.
It worked great in conjunction with the autopilot.  When trolling with the kicker you could just leave the main down in the water not running.  It would help the kicker steer as it acted like a rudder.  With this system you had a pilot for the main and kicker both.  Highly recommend it if you install a pilot.

By the way the Furuno Navpilot 300 looks to be a good unit.  One nice thing is it comes with a remote which I'll probably end up using more than the head unit.  The Sabiki mode looks like it'll be good when backing into the sea when fishing for halibut.  The pilot will keep the boat heading correctly with this mode.
2005 Sea Legend --Sold--replaced with 26' Duckworth—Sold—replaced with 28’ Farallon Walkaround

Offline GregE

Re: Auto helm threads ??
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2021, 10:29:36 AM »
Thanks for the link Kim
This boat has a port side helm for the kicker installed by PO

Greg
2005 SL 22 Honda 225 Kodak II
http://www.sagecreekforums.com/phpforum/index.php
Sold:Osprey 26 LC Kodak;  Arima SR 19 HT, Arima SE 16 WeeBait; SH 15 WeeBoat; SR 21 NoBait;  SL 22 ReBait

Offline Kimbrey

Re: Auto helm threads ??
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2021, 12:25:06 PM »
Thanks for the link Kim
This boat has a port side helm for the kicker installed by PO
Ohhh interesting.  So two separate steering systems?  It is nice or easier to troll on a autopilot with the two engines tied together.  The pilot is nice for the tuna runs or any run with some distance.  It gets to the point where you say to yourself, "Self, why did I wait so long.".
2005 Sea Legend --Sold--replaced with 26' Duckworth—Sold—replaced with 28’ Farallon Walkaround

Offline Mooch

Re: Auto helm threads ??
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2021, 01:51:45 PM »
The pilot is nice for the tuna runs or any run with some distance.
Always a good idea to maintain a watch tho.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtZJ__8PVDU

Kim and Greg, if the AP ever goes down, I know a good coxswain that works cheap and sober.   :wink:
2006 Sea Ranger Skip 21, Honda 150, Honda 9.9

Offline Kimbrey

Re: Auto helm threads ??
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2021, 02:42:21 PM »
The pilot is nice for the tuna runs or any run with some distance.
Always a good idea to maintain a watch tho.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtZJ__8PVDU

Kim and Greg, if the AP ever goes down, I know a good coxswain that works cheap and sober.   :wink:
Seems like a remember that incident and it wasn't that guys first time either.  I've been using pilots for so long it wasn't even an option when I bought the electronics for my SL several years ago and that pilot didn't work worth a hoot but I still used it.  I think the problem was bad positioning of the heading sensor which was close to the steering pump.  My bad....all on me as I installed it.  The first pilot I ever used was when I first started commercial fishing on the trawlers.  That boat had a Wood Feeman (Iron Mike) which was a chain drive to a sprocket on the ships wheel with a powerful electric motor.  To engage it you had to reach between the spokes of the wheel and pull the clutch.  You had to get your hand out of there quick or you would get your arm broke.  I don't remember how we disengaged, maybe just killed the power.  Man I must be getting old.

2005 Sea Legend --Sold--replaced with 26' Duckworth—Sold—replaced with 28’ Farallon Walkaround

 

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