Type RS - Unique RS Sailboat Drive (up to 38' or up to 15,400lbs)
EASY TO BUY - Everything you need supplied in one box - drive, 6ft steering cable and universal connection kit.
EASY TO FIT - The simple to mount installation kit and optional integrated rudder feedback make for easy fitting.
COMPACT - The remote drive unit has a tiny 0.25Ft2 footprint and can be mounted in the most convenient location on your boat, horizontally or
RELIABLE & SAFE - Proven, tested design. The drive unit features a manual override without having to disengage the autopilot first.
COMPATIBLE WITH YOUR PILOT - The Type R Remote Drive System is compatible with all major brand inboard autopilot systems.
The Octopus Remote Sailboat Drive System makes it easy and economical to install an automatic pilot on light displacement Sail Boats steered with a mechanical system from a wheel or tiller. The system is designed for the modern mid range sail boat which has restricted space to mount a standard Linear drive. The drive is very responsive and has little feedback resistance when in 'Stand by' mode making it very suitable for racing yachts. Recommended for Yachts up to 38Ft (11.5m) with a maximum displacement of 15400 Ibs / 7000 Kg. The system includes a drive unit, a steering cable and a linear drive connection kit. The drive unit Can be mounted either horizontal or vertically in any convenient location. The steering cable length is determined by the relative position of the drive unit to the linear drive connection kit.