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Retro fitting Raymarine wheel pilot.
« on: May 11, 2012, 06:11:48 AM »

OK, I've got a new leather covered 5 spoke Edson wheel (given to me) and the original Raymarine Mark I (black) wheel pilot doesn't fit the tapered or 5 spoke design of the new wheel. So, naturally I buy a Mark II wheel pilot (the new grey one, $548). Drill 4 holes and put in 6 screws, right? New wheel pilot is bigger than original. Torque restraint in wrong place. Repalce with new one, but engine instrument pod is in the way. Can't move pod down. Get torque restraint in place, finally. Install new wheel with new pilot. Wheel drive cutch does not clear the instrument pod below. Re-install wheel/pilot with motor tube at top which may or may not affect the compass. Boat now goes fine in reverse and to the right. Never ever believe anything about a simple retro fit. Anyone want to buy a 40" Edson wheel with working Mark I wheel pilot installed? Exhausted in Connecticut.
Stewart Napoleon, Hull #1472, Desiree
Greenwich, CT

Ralph Masters

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Re: Retro fitting Raymarine wheel pilot.
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2012, 07:59:11 AM »

Oh the things we do to our selves in the name of progress.

Ralph Masters
Ciao Bella
San Diego
Hull 367, 1987
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