Failure of the Raymarine autopilot linear drive M81134 24v


Has your autopilot's electric motor failed?

If you have heard of people's motors failing, I'll buy a new one on the spot, but I've only ever heard of clutch, belt, and bearing failures.

My autopilot works perfectly well but, seeing, as it is, that the drive is now 18 years old, Pochon in La Rochelle is suggesting the electric motor carbons be replaced, except that Raymarine does not sell them, so Pochon says to buy a new motor for €400.

Thanks in advance for your input,


s/v Peregrinus

La Rochelle, France

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