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ARRussell  
#1 Posted : 30 October 2009 19:45:38(UTC)
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Posts: 125
Location: Malvern, Worcestershire

I intend to fit an autopilot and I'd like to know how they're usually fitted on the 235. There are various extension tubes and brackets available that might allow it to be mounted on the seat or the cockpit coaming, under the tiller or over the tiller. If the pin is fitted on top of the tiller, how is the tiller extension accommodated? Presumably an under-tiller bracket would foul the engine when raised? Any advice?

Anthony Russell

235/02 Sea Wyche

Anthony Russell

235/02 Sea Wyche

david boyle  
#2 Posted : 02 November 2009 17:00:31(UTC)
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Posts: 21

Hi Anthony

I fitted simrsd tp10.

Fitted on cockpit coaming,over the top with a 90mm push rod extension

and 90mm pedesstal bracket.

Be Be 235/49

Be Be 235/49
ARRussell  
#3 Posted : 05 November 2009 21:38:04(UTC)
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Posts: 125
Location: Malvern, Worcestershire

Thanks David, that's useful. How did you overcome the tiller extension fouling the pin?

Anthony Russell

235/02 Sea Wyche

Anthony Russell

235/02 Sea Wyche

david boyle  
#4 Posted : 07 November 2009 18:51:07(UTC)
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Posts: 21

Anthony,

I put some packing under the tiller extension stowage clip,then the

push rod fits between the tiller extension and the tiller.

Hope this helps if not ill take some photos next time i go to boat.

Be Be 235/49

Be Be 235/49
david boyle  
#5 Posted : 08 November 2009 09:17:24(UTC)
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Posts: 21

Anthony

Just a thought

You may not need the 90mm pedestal bracket,because later 235 have a

longer rudder stock so the engine can be lifted out of the water.

Dave

Be Be 235/49

Be Be 235/49
Paul Bowman  
#6 Posted : 08 November 2009 11:24:58(UTC)
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Posts: 32
Location: Chalfont St Giles, Bucks

Anthony

I fitted the Raymarine ST1000 to my 235. I needed a 5" pushrod extension(Part no D007)that Bill Parker told me to buy.I drilled a hole in the bottom of the tiller extension to accomodate the pin that protrudes on top of the tiller. When the tillerpilot is attached, the extension is loose or it can be fastened down with shock-cord. It fastened straight onto the coaming without the need for any brackets, so the overall installation is clean and tidy. It took Peter (Zephyr) and myself about 2 hours to install fully. Hope this helps.

Paul

Paul

235/17 Kinkajou

Paul

Hunter Pilot 27, GiGi

(ex 235 owner)

ARRussell  
#7 Posted : 09 November 2009 19:29:23(UTC)
Rank: Advanced Member

Posts: 125
Location: Malvern, Worcestershire

Thanks to both of you. That's all clear. I'm interested in the extended rudder stock, which I've read about before, because I would like to be able to lift the engine clear of the water while sailing - I can currently only sit it on the cavitation plate, so I can't fit the hull plug. I might modify my rudder stock later or, perhaps, get a curved tiller made. It's good to know the necessary pedestal is available for the autopilot to accommodate that modification.

Anthony Russell

235/02 Sea Wyche

Anthony Russell

235/02 Sea Wyche

Bob  
#8 Posted : 04 February 2010 10:21:55(UTC)
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Posts: 34

The factory fitted Autopilot for the original rudder stock was the ST1000, with a D007 5" extension, the mounting cup was fitted directly into the portside combing, a reinforcing block was fitted to all 235s in this area , later 235s with the extended stock will also need a D030 89mm pedestal socket which is bolted on the top of the Portside combing bringing the autopilot to the correct height, the tiller pin was fitted on the top of the tiller 18" from the stock pivot point, and extra packing under the tiller extension clip to clear the pin.
James Hamilton  
#9 Posted : 04 February 2010 13:23:31(UTC)
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Posts: 105
Location: Kingston upon Thames/Bucklers Hard

Just to add to the chat, I fitted an St1000 , with extension, to the cockpit coaming, using a bracket under the tiller. This meant that I didn't need a pedestal, on the other hand, the clearance to the top of the engine is tight, and if someone sits on the tiller the engine cover gets scratched. However this is not a problem so far as working the autopilot goes.

Jim Hamilton

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Bob  
#10 Posted : 08 February 2010 16:09:46(UTC)
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Posts: 34

Forgot to add that the ST1000 will need recalibrating to Portside operation, as Raymarine default is Starboard, its only a matter of holding down the two buttons for 10 secs, Please refer to Raymarine manual or website, (factory fitted ST1000 were recalibrated at installation.)

John Sorapure  
#11 Posted : 22 April 2018 01:33:42(UTC)
Rank: Newbie

Posts: 2
Location: South Coast

Hello All,

Coming to this post about 8 years late!

I want to fit a Raymarine ST2000 to my Parker 235 (2003), but wondered if anyone might have done this before and have any advice/photos before I start drilling holes?

Many thanks and all the best,

John

(Sandpiper)

ARRussell  
#12 Posted : 13 May 2018 17:30:08(UTC)
Rank: Advanced Member

Posts: 125
Location: Malvern, Worcestershire

Hello John,

The ST2000 is identical in form to the ST1000, so fitting it is exactly as described by 'Bob' in this thread. The only difference I found was that the reinforcing block was missing from the coaming in my boat (hull 002) so I had to epoxy a plywood pad in place, but with a later boat you might be in luck with that.

One tip to note: in selecting a position for the cable socket, keep it as far from the engine as possible. I initially fitted it in the side of the cockpit seat, beside the engine, and I sometimes experienced electromagnetic interference from the engine at certain revs. I moved the socket and cable run to the coaming, beneath the autopilot's pivot pin, and that fixed it.

Best wishes,

Anthony

Anthony Russell

235/02 Sea Wyche

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