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Bud Taplin
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Raymarine is still making the Autohelm autopilots. Contact them for a manual and any necessary information regarding this model.

The Model 2000 is a little light for a boat as heavy as the W32, but by mounting the autopilot well forward on the tiller, you can get enough mechanical advantage, but not much travel for any quick turns. It should be good for keeping the boat on a steady heading though. Also, if you have a windvane, it can be used to move the windpaddle of the vane to steer the boat, using the mechanical advantage of the windvane itself to compensate for the lower power of the autopilot.

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