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Code Blue – Auxiliary Autopilot on Caliber 40 LRC September 28, 2016

Posted by steveandjudy in Code Blue 2016.
Caliber 40 LRC - Overall view of Auxiliary autopilot

Caliber 40 LRC – Overall view of Auxiliary autopilot

Here’s a picture of our setup for a Tiller handle with a Raymarine ST2000 autopilot setup on a Caliber 40 LRC. We’re in Vuda Point Marina, Fiji, in a cyclone hole. Soon to launch after antifoul painting. Now I have tethers on several points. Hydrovane windvane is off center so the steps can be used easily. An ST1000 would be way strong enough as the rudder is balanced.

Note tether locations with lines on main body of ST2000, tiller extension handle and on Locking Pin that goes into the black tiller handle. Previously the tiller handle came off the Hydrovane windvane and fell into the ocean with the tiller extension. Now the s/s knob from the black handle to the windvane is knurled for a better connection Hydrovane folks say.

When I put the new handle onto the windvane, the stainless steel (s/s) knob sunk into the handle rather than going into the hole in the windvane. I had to reset the s/s knob to the proper depth on the handle then sanded the exposed knob with emery cloth to reduce the diameter about 2/1000ths, to allow it to go into the mounting hole on the windvane.

Steve and Judy Dauzenroth
s/v Code Blue #40134, 2001
Blog: https://svcodeblue.wordpress.com/

 – s / j –



1. Marie & Greg - September 28, 2016

Seems like you two were just here in WA! We are getting ready to head to AZ in a couple of days, Stay safe. Marie

2. Capt.JerrySte - September 30, 2016

You guys missed the NWH race and dinner/dance. The Tropics were great as usual. Light winds on the racecourse with current making it a nightmare getting around the West Point mark. Took me three tries. On the third try, I “sailed” about a quarter mile past it then turned around and made it by about 20 feet. Came in first in my class with the help of outstanding crew.

Stay safe and keep the news coming.

Carolyn and Jerry

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