On port side ('Faith')
Fixture for linking cords ('Faith')
Support brackets ('Minnow')
Steering Line Attachment ('Minnow')
I was recently asked about the usefulness of my Autohelm 800 that I installed on both of my Paradoxes.
Because a Paradox has excellent directional stability when underway there is little need for an electronic steering device, but I found the Autohelm useful for leaving me free to top up the outboard, to update the log, to plot a position on the chart, to have time for brewing a cuppa, or simply to take a rest from steering. I also found it helpful when picking up a mooring, or coming alongside a pontoon or another vessel.
The photos show the installation of my Autohelm on both ‘Faith’ and ‘Minnow’. ‘Faith’s’ was on the port side, and ‘Minnow’s’ on the starboard.
Solution for ‘Minnow’s’ Autohelm
Better Progress with ‘Minnow’