Auto pilot computer location

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Cam Wallis
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Auto pilot computer location

Good morning team!!!!
After two months of ownership I still have found where our previous owners put the autopilot computer.
Is there a standard spot people put it in a Mki?
Cheers
Cam

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Sojourn
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Hi Cam,

The first question is which type and model do you have?  The earliest wheel pilots came with just 3 components, the display unit which acted as the control, the motor drive assembly and a remote flux gate compass.  Later models add a separate ACU unit (Automatic Contro Unit).  

Lou Bruska
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1985 C-36 TR MKI #495
Eldean Shipyard
Lake Macatawa (Holland, MI) Lake Michigan
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My autopilot computer is located in the forward locker

SHADOWFAX
C36 Mk I
Hull #716
Everett, WA in winter,
Anacortes, WA in summer

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I could be in many places and I don’t think there is a standard location.   In our case the EV-1 sensor is on the front side of the foreword head bulkhead (under v berth). The ACU is located in the aft cabin closet, a ruder reference and linear arm are located in the aft lazarettes.   I also have a fluxgate compass in the bilge area.   Look around in the lockers and hidy holes and you’ll probably find it.

Good luck

Ray & Janice Taylor
"Mizu"
Hood River, Ore.
#2113 2002 TM
 

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I could be in many places and I don’t think there is a standard location.   In our case the EV-1 sensor is on the front side of the foreword head bulkhead (under v berth). The ACU is located in the aft cabin closet, a ruder reference and linear arm are located in the aft lazarettes.   I also have a fluxgate compass in the bilge area.   Look around in the lockers and hidy holes and you’ll probably find it.

Good luck

Ray & Janice Taylor
"Mizu"
Hood River, Ore.
#2113 2002 TM
 

Cam Wallis
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Thanks so much guys, worked out that the display unit for the ST5000 Autopilot from Raytheon is actually its the computer.

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