Konsort Tillerpilot

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Konsort Tillerpilot

Post by stevejavelin » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:29 pm

I wonder how people have overcome the difficulties presented by the wide cockpit when mounting a tillerpilot.

I've just bought a second hand Autohelm 2000, the one with a separate ram and control unit. The present pin socket on the coaming is 83cm from the centreline, 21cm longer than the spec. and that's longer than the largest pushrod extension on offer. Ideally I'd like not to have a permanently mounted dildo anywhere in the cockpit (sorry matron).

Also, does anyone know if the control unit is fully weatherproof (unlike the all in one tillerpilots I have had before).

Thanks for your thoughts

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Re: Konsort Tillerpilot

Post by philipstevens » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:56 pm

You have to get the various lengths of extension rod's, and they screw together to give you the length you require.
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Re: Konsort Tillerpilot

Post by Fulmar433 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:36 am

On my Fulmar there is a bracket under the tiller that drops the mounting down to seat level and the socket mounted in the cockpit seat.
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Re: Konsort Tillerpilot

Post by stevejavelin » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:17 pm

Thanks folks. Making sense now

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Re: Konsort Tillerpilot

Post by Fulmar433 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:14 pm

I just noticed you also asked about whether the control box is water proof. I would imagine it is designed to be weather proof. On my boat the control box was mounted low down in the cockpit near the throttle control. It was a bit awkward to operate, but a lot easier than the ST6002 control panel for the SPX5 I replaced it with, that is mounted with the rest of my instrument displays above the sliding hatch. Raymarine have a manual amongst their legacy manuals https://m.box.com/shared_item/https%3A% ... 3273018093

There is advice on siting the control box to avoid deviation and if also shows the Drive unit mounting options.

I replaced my AH2000 as it wasn't very responsive in rougher conditions, but still keep it on board as a standby as I sail single handed most of the time and would struggle without one. It got used quite a bit at first as I had a fault on the connecting socked for the new drive unit. It took a while to find the problem.

You will probably find the 2000 is fine on the lighter Konsort as long as you don't push the boat too hard when using the AP.
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