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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Peter Russell Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 March 2012 at 13:43
One thing you may wish to think about is that the Jeffa unit is not very watertight...  They had to replace my motor due to water getting into the factory install.  No quibble with them they just sent out the new bits.
 
Although they are really good I think they are designed to be installed in a less exposed place. I can't move mine so I've librally covered it in sealer.  It went through last season without problems so I guess it is now watertight. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote johnyred Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 March 2012 at 17:53
Magnus if you have more photos please send them, they can only help.
I am especially ingterested on how the angle measuring unit is secured next to the rudder.
Thanks again
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote skipper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 March 2012 at 19:55

Somewhere have I read that one way to improve the sealing is to put Sikaflex (or similar stuff) around the electrical cables to reduce the risk that water get inside the Jefa driver.

I have done that on our driver even though it is more protected and mounted upside down close the rudderstock.

I even put Sikaflex sealing on all screws on the driver aswell, maybe overkill but better be safe than sorry.


Edited by skipper - 08 January 2014 at 11:59
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brufan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 March 2012 at 09:53
Skipper is right.  Sikaflex will improve.
I remember one old thread on this forum.  Jefa answered directly saying that their DD drive was improved since HANSE fit them "outside".  I think JEFA called it DD (MK II) and the casing is a bit different.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fiona Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 March 2012 at 14:57
Originally posted by johnyred johnyred wrote:

Magnus if you have more photos please send them, they can only help.
I am especially ingterested on how the angle measuring unit is secured next to the rudder.
Thanks again
Sure thing, Here it goes:







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Thanks mate.Thumbs Up
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote johnyred Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 June 2012 at 19:38
So here is how my auto pilot installation turn out
(Thanks again to Magnus)


Since there are many reports for problems to the motor due to moisture here is what I did.
Used two reinforced plastic plates to raise the motor (so that water can pass underneath) and covered all parts joints with special sealing tape. I hope it will be no problem cause it will be very painful to open the motor.

And here is the autopilot. I have made a case to protect it, from items stored in the storage room (fenders, ropes, oars etc)



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jooce Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 January 2014 at 11:49
I am installing the EV-1 autopilot on my 325. Where did you find the A/C cables from the electric switchboard? Also, did you find any pre-drawn Simnet cables that you could use to connect the compass or did you have to fit new cables.
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote skipper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 January 2014 at 12:05
Noticed one thing on the images that is against the technical recommendation from both Jefa and nowadays also from Hanse yard. There should be NO earth cable (yellow green) connected to the rudder arm, the reason is to reduce the risk of galvanic problem on the alu rudderstock.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote alidal Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 January 2014 at 08:04
Is there any technical bulletin or something like that regarding the earth cable? 
(I also have this on my H400 from 2010)
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