• The clutch handle on the drive clears the pod by about 1/2". With the motor in this position it was necessary to drill a new hole for the engine stop handle.
    Thursday, April 13 2006 @ 07:17 PM EDT
    Views 2331
  • The positioning holes in the back of the drive only allow for mounting it with the motor in the 10 o'clock position. Drilling a new positioning hole solved that problem.
    Tuesday, April 04 2006 @ 06:53 PM EDT
    Views 2415
  • The new locator post won't fit without lowering the instrument pod. Two screws extend out of the binnacle to secure the pod. After drilling new holes in the pod to lower it, the new locator post can be attached using the same holes that were used to attac
    Thursday, March 23 2006 @ 05:10 PM EST
    Views 2536
  • The Mk2 wheel pilot has a larger diameter than the ST4000+. The instrument pod had to be lowered about an inch to eliminate interference with the wheel drive.
    Thursday, March 23 2006 @ 04:48 PM EST
    Views 2321
  • Fishing another wire up into the binnacle post wasn't easy.
    Wednesday, March 22 2006 @ 05:22 PM EST
    Views 2233
  • The mounting plate is just a nailing plate found at the hardware store. It is easy to bend and drill, but stainless or aluminum would be better in a salt water environment.
    Sunday, March 19 2006 @ 05:12 PM EST
    Views 2310
  • Owners have used a few different materials to build the mount. These aren't pretty, but they allow easy bending and adjustment to get all the angles correct.
    Sunday, March 19 2006 @ 05:12 PM EST
    Views 2461
  • Rudder quadrant bracket made out of 1" wide, 1/8" thick aluminum strap.
    Friday, March 17 2006 @ 05:30 PM EST
    Views 2438
  • Careful alignment is critical to proper operation. Also make sure the rudder stops are adjusted to prevent the transducer from pivoting beyond its limits.
    Wednesday, March 22 2006 @ 04:37 PM EST
    Views 2383
  • This mounting location is (relatively) easy to access by sticking your head and shoulders thru the door in the aft cabin.
    Sunday, March 19 2006 @ 09:04 PM EST
    Views 2441
  • The molded-in rudder stop (1998 hull #545) on the port side of the rudder post is a good place to attach the rudder transducer. It can be drilled (up) into without penetrating the cockpit sole.
    Friday, March 17 2006 @ 05:44 PM EST
    Views 2324
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