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Raymarine ST1000+ Install on Mac 25

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  1. Wakulla212


    Joined Nov 5, 2014
    31 posts, 3 likes
    MacGregor 25
    US St Marks FL
    Does anyone have any photos of an install of Raymarine ST1000+ tiller pilot on a Mac 25? I've made the purchase and soon hope to do the install. Was wondering if anyone has advice on any suplimental hardware needed, or fashioned to facilitate. I have done some searching on the forums but haven't located any info specific to the Mac 25. Thanks.

  2. topcat0399


    Joined Aug 22, 2011
    1,068 posts, 107 likes
    MacGregor Venture V224
    US Cheeseland
    Since I'm frugal and I found the mounting bits and pieces from the OEM to be exorbitant in price I fashioned this mount from extra bimini parts I had laying about.

    The tiller pilot in the picture has since been replaced by the same one you have.

    My install isn't quite finished yet (as with everything), since I have plans for the wiring and such. I will be gluing the brass bushing into the the flattened piece of round stock to minimize the slop.

    Attached Files:

  3. RussC


    Joined Sep 11, 2015
    1,219 posts, 564 likes
    Macgregor 25
    US Oregon lakes
    1/8" x 1.5" Aluminum strap from the hardware store and a block of oak cut to fit.
    s.s. strap was formed for the tiller end, with the pin welded in. the unit stays it it's standby position most of the time however ;) .
    P1060012.jpg P1060013.jpg

  4. justsomeguy


    Joined Feb 20, 2011
    6,884 posts, 1,174 likes
    Island Packet 35
    US Tucson, AZ/San Carlos, MX

  5. Gene Neill

    Gene Neill

    Joined Sep 30, 2013
    2,738 posts, 1,311 likes
    C-22, Albin Vega
    US central Florida



    Joined Sep 25, 2008
    843 posts, 54 likes
    Macgregor & Island Packet VENTURE 25 & IP-38
    I don't have any still pictures of my St2000 install, but you can see it pretty good in this video if you pause it. All I did was drill a hole in the cockpit combing and epoxied the mounting bushing that came with the unit in the hole ( I did epoxy a block of wood inside so the bushing had something substantial to go into). I also had to buy a ram extension piece so the ram would reach the tiller. It works fine and there is nothing there when its not in use.

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  7. Wakulla212


    Joined Nov 5, 2014
    31 posts, 3 likes
    MacGregor 25
    US St Marks FL
    Thank you everyone. Some really great ideas. I will steal several of them for sure. Raymarine is certainly proud of their mounting hardware and extension parts judging by the prices, so I am looking with interest at the options above that reduce those purchases.

  8. Tsatzsue


    Joined May 16, 2011
    485 posts, 50 likes
    Macgregor V-25
    US Charlton, MA- Trailer
    Nice sail! I have one just like it!!

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