A perfect interface between old and new. Thanks to her Simrad AP28, my 21-year-old Betty steers a straight, hands-free course.
Installing the mechanicals (motor, sprocket, etc.) was the toughest part of the job.
The rudder-feedback device (left) is actuated via a rod from the rudder post.
The author inputs a route on the Garmin chartplotter for Betty Jane’s new AP28 autopilot.
Check out the time- and labor-saving Slim Line connectors.
Simrad hard at work, navigating a route.
One of the autopilot’s easy-reading setup screens
The installation of the RC42 rate-technology-enhanced fluxgate compass required that Redmond find a relatively deviation-free zone onboard the Betty Jane.
Redmond searches for a sensible spot to mount the Simrad Course Computer.