Category Archives: Equipment Installation

Relocating the Battery Switches to an accessible area

Your ads will be inserted here byEasy Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page toPaste your ad code OR Suppress this ad slot. Sometimes battery switches are not located in a very accessible spot. I prefer to have … Continue reading

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Fabricating the Swim Step

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Rudder Quadrant Modification for Autopilot

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DIY Carbon Fibre Autopilot Mounting Bracket

A new Raymarine autopilot is being installed on Second Star, using a Type II linear drive to drive the rudder quadrant below the decks. A strong mounting bracket was needed to bolt to a strong bulkhead to sustain the 1,000 … Continue reading

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