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Raymarine linear drive attachment

PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:22 am
by asalvidio
can anyone tell me to me how to attach a raymarine linear drive autopiot to a Freedom 35 (pedrick) and provide a photo of the attachment to the edson steering system?

Re: Raymarine linear drive attachment

PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:00 pm
by GeoffSchultz
Have you read the RayMarine Linear Drive mounting manual? http://www.raymarine.com/GetFile.aspx?fileId=805&categoryId=3 Are you looking for explicit instructions as where to mount the components or general feedback?

-- Geoff

Re: Raymarine linear drive attachment

PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:29 pm
by asalvidio
I am looking for how to mount the drive to the rudder stock. there is no room on the F35 but there must be a way?

Re: Raymarine linear drive attachment

PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:01 am
by brico
I have it fitted on my F36/38. I will try and take a photo of it to illustrate how it is fitted, but in short a piece of base is glassed in on the transon from inside onto which the base is secured. This is obviously lined up so the tip of the drive unit is attached to a bolt that is fitted on the rudder quadrant. I am unsure how much space do you have in the back of F35 but F36 is pretty good with a space to spare.

Re: Raymarine linear drive attachment

PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:33 am
by Salacia
Paul Dennis at Warren River Boatworks in Warren, RI, did mine. He added an arm to the steering quadrant and a mounting plate to the starboard bulkhead. (You don't want to puncture that holding tank!) I'll see if I can get a picture today but not guarantees. Getting in and out of the lazarette isn't as easy as it used to be.
Stephen Lee
"Salacia"
Freedom 35
Marblehead, MA

Re: Raymarine linear drive attachment

PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:41 am
by asalvidio
Thanks so much for the information. i knew that was going to be a "project" STUPID design on the part of Freedom