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Another Autopilot question

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 I know very little about Autopilots and was wondering what might be the best unit for a 25ft boat  with a 350, 260 hp Mercruiser with power steering. Not sure this is the direction I want to go but wanted to look at my options. How difficult is installation?

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Can you troll with the main?? Just wondering, I can't but I'm a few feet short of 25ft. I Went with tr1 Gold on my kicker. I can't believe I've aggravated myself all these years with that steer rod:lol:

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I can troll down to about 1.8 mph on the main. Just curious what an auto pilot would cost and how it works with power steering and what the price tag might be. Just a toy I’ve always thought would be handy.

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Your looking at 1800-2500 for a decent setup. They work off of a hydraulic pump that usually is installed between your power steering pump and hydraulic steering ram. The pump is hooked up to a mini computer that is tied into a sensor. The sensor will monitor pitch,yawl,direction , and other movements , they sense about 6-7 different movements.Cant remember them off the top of my head. A excellent add on if your pockets are deep enough.I believe someone on here had a post about how he made one himself ( lsst spring ? ) Myself I would go with the tried and proven.

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