|#7790--AN ELECTRIC REMOTE HELMSMAN
FOR YOUR BOAT
By Rolfe F. Schell
Remote-control steering lets you go up forward to pilot or scout for fish without giving up the helm.
What better use could there be for a salvaged convertible-top power unit than to provide an electrically-powered, remote steering control for your boat? Although hydraulic and electro-hydraulic units are available, the electric-powered units used on Chrysler products are the easiest to install. In addition to one of these, you’ll need a couple of heavy-duty relays of the same voltage as tice motor, a turnbuckle that extends from 12 to 18 in., an eye bolt, a few scraps of lumber, and a single-pole, double-throw switch.