Having very little time for working on ‘Minnow’ today, I was pleased that I was able to make a start at mounting the Autohelm 800.
I partially made a wooden support for the Autohelm. This will require a proper bronze socket for securing the device. I shall have to have another support at the other end. My plan is for the supports to be removable for when I am not using the Autohelm.
My biggest challenge will be designing and making an efficient connection to the steering line. If I cannot come up with a better solution than I had with ‘Faith’s’ setup, I’ll have to be satisfied with it.
Incidentally, I have decided to have the Autohelm on the starboard side, with its rod pointing towards the stern.