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Michael, Technician
Category: Marine Electronics
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Experience:  Over 25 years experience in the field of electronics repair, TV, VCR and computer repair.
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I just purchased and installed the EV1/ACU100 AUtohelm

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I just purchased and installed the EV1/ACU100 AUtohelm for wheel drive.
When I got to the mounting of the wheel bracket - I discovered there is no way this will fit my pedestal & wheel!
I have a round based pedestal (approx dia 6 inch and 12inch sq 'box' top to it.
The motor cannot clear the pedestal.
And your modification kit for a box type pedestal is not an option either!
The hole they are suggesting to cut would got thru the SIDE of the pedestal!
I do not imagine I am the first to encounter this problem.
The original auto pilot failed and was a belt drive affair so this was not an issue.
Please help!
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Marine Electronics
Expert:  Michael replied 2 years ago.

Hi good morning,

its possible you need an adapter kit or a different unit, I cant be sure as I have no way to see your set up. We do have other customers with issues but we can always find a resolution.

You can send us pictures here.

But another option is to visit these webs sites for additional assistance.


They should be able to help get you past this issue.

Please rate my service to you kindly at this time and I will also stick with you until this is working and installed correctly;-)

Thank you

Tech Michael