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Options for my new kicker

PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:05 am
by Bowfinger12000
Hey Nelly and Robbo! I'm getting a new Yamaha 9.9 soon and am looking into some sort of remote steering and/or control system. Ideas? Recommendations? Is there anything I should definitely avoid? I've got a 23' Trophy with a 2015 225 ETec and currently still have my older HDS 7. Thanks guys and to anyone else with words of wisdom.

Re: Options for my new kicker

PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:59 am
by Nelly
Yo Bow!

On my boat you'll see a simple tie rod that attaches the kicker to my mains. While trolling, the main is turning with the kicker and provides a tremendous amount of "rudder authority" or passive steering.

Also, consider a main engine autopilot through your electronics system. With the kicker tied to the main, it functions perfectly as a kicker autopilot at trolling speeds! cheers