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Jules Shockley

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« on: July 03, 2017, 12:57:06 pm »
Does anyone have the Garmin GHP 12 autopilot system on board? I installed one 5 yrs. ago and it has been flawless. It was mated to the original Octopus hydraulic ram with good performance. However after 23 years of use, it has finally quit and is not repairable. Has anyone installed a Garmin hydraulic pump? I could use the same ram but was wondering about the size required. The break seems to be 30,000 lbs., but that sounds like overkill since I don't plan on sailing the Indian ocean. Any advice?


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Re: Autopilot
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2017, 09:25:51 pm »
I have my GHP 12 hooked to an autohelm type 1 electric drive which has worked well. Like you I fit the GHP 12 to an existing drive so I have not tried the Garmin drives.