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Old 10-12-2017, 03:41 AM   #1
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Anyone ever install a rudder angle indicator guage on a 3300? How did it install? How does it work? Any recomondations?
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Old 10-12-2017, 01:47 PM   #2
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How many turns from lock to lock? My 2800 was only 3 turns, leaving 1.5 turns between lock and center. My current boat is 6 turns from lock to lock.
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Hi. It is 3 full turns from lock to lock.
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Old 10-13-2017, 02:58 PM   #4
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Does your 3300 have inboards? For some reason I thought they were all outdrives.

Defender.com Search Results: rudder angle indicator

About $400+ for a complete unit. I've never installed one. I've never seen one on an outdrive setup before.
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3300 are I/O. That is where my question comes from. I was wondering how others had and where they installed the sending unit......
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I see a mechanical unit from Davis that attaches to the steering wheel and works on gravity. About 25 bucks so I may just try that first
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So with I/Os and only 3 turn lock to lock you feel a need for an indicator?
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i have a tight slip and the Fairway is only 5-6 feet wider than my boats lenght. SO there is very little room to mess around when docking. I figured it would be quicker to glance at a Guage than to count even a few turns
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Old 10-15-2017, 02:46 PM   #9
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I have the Davis rudder indicator on my 3200, has sterndrives.
I attached it with velcro instead of its own stick pad, this way it can be later adjusted.
It's good enough to show how "straight" your drives are IMO.
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Old 10-16-2017, 03:02 AM   #10
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I think I will try the Davis one. Got it yesterday on amazon and it seems like it will do the job. I will have to check the accuracy next time I take the boat out. Thanks jamanati for the response
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