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Jim Brener

I have an Autohelm 3000, I named him Oscar, I love Oscar, he steers better than I do, then Oscar broke his leg, I mean the lever that tensions the belt broke.  I repaired it several times before looking for a replacement part.  I found this source, who had made an improved handle and cam.  I ordered one and it works fine.  The site is run by Rick Wallace and he sells other Autohelm parts and has made improvements on OEM parts.  He also has a technical contact who had worked for Autohelm if that help is needed.   

While not state of the art, this unit still works fine and I see no reason at this time to spend  boat bucks for a replacement as long as parts are available. 
Jim Brener
Wind Spirit  1987  #504

Rick Allen

Rick Allen, C34 IA Commodore
Former owner of "PainKiller", 1988 C34 MKI, Sail#746, std. rig, wing keel.

Stu Jackson

Cross linked to my Raymarine repair source, here:,7129.0.html

Thanks, Jim.  And thanks for your kind note on your renewal form.
Stu Jackson, C34 IA Secretary, #224 1986, "Aquavite"  Cowichan Bay, BC  Maple Bay Marina  SR/FK, M25, Rocna 10 (22#) (NZ model)

"There is no problem so great that it can't be solved."


Just an FYI, there's a C-30 brethren looking for a new home for a working (reportedly in good order) AH 3000.

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