Raymarine/Autohelm ST2000 tiller pins

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I inherited an Autohelm ST2000 with Bumblefish. In the current tiller there are three holes that appear to be threaded. I bought some plain tiller pins but these do not fit in the existing holes. Presumably I need threaded pins but how do I know if I need long or short? None of the websites listing these items have any significant information or pictures?
 

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Perhaps there was a bracket fitted so that the tiller pin was under the tiller. It depends how the tillerpilot is fitted to the seat/coaming because the unit should operate when level.

Here's a list of bits but no pics.
http://www.raymarine.com/raymarine/Relat...87&ppid=194

If you get stuck I could pick up my manual from the boat later in the week and send you a pdf. PM me your email.

Come to think of it - when I bought my tillerpilot recently I didn't use the tiller pin as there was already one fitted on the boat so I could dig that out too if you like.
 

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Are you talking about the pin which is attached to the autohelm that is used to hold it to the boat, or the pin it sits on that is attached to the tiller?
 

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The pin that fits on the tiller. The fitting in the side deck/cockpit is OK. There are two areas on the tiller about 18'' from the rudder stock attachment that appear to have blanked off?
 

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Presumably the holes aren't there to take a bracket, which then holds the pin? Mine has such an arrangement to lower the pin to nearer deck level. Otherwise can't see why you have more than one hole (of the wrong size). Maybe it was moved? Is one of them 90 degrees from the pivot end?

I could have given you the dimensions of the pivot end as have one here (9.5mm)! Don't have a tiller pin, but it is definately threaded.
 

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At the Marine Superstore (Port Solent)there seemed to be a variety of different pins threaded and unthreaded on Raymarine branded cards. As it is close to Raymarine in Pompey, perhaps they have a better knowledge than the average chandler?
 

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On the top of my tiller there is a disk about 10mm thick by 50mm diameter which is screwed in and has a hole at it's centre to take the pin which is smooth. It actualy has two pins, one of which is higher than the other. Don't know why but it was like that when I got the boat.
 

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Sudden recall, on taking over the care of Bumblefish there were several 'loose' bits of equipment I could not find homes for. I think one may have been a tiller bracket! As a true hoarder I kept it some where. Now where did I put it??????
 
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