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Unique Pilot Drive For Sterndrive Applications! The Type R Remote Drive System makes sterndrive installations easy for both single or dual engine systems. The installation kit simply clamps to the steering cylinder with no drilling or cutting required. Two packs are available to suit the most common Mercruiser and Volvo-Penta sterndrive systems.

Type R Mechanical Remote Drive

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Key Features

• Remote drive can be fitted in most convenient location

• Electronic clutch disengages for manual steering

• Rotary drive system

• Safety override technology

• Current 1.25A typical, 5A max

• Includes Remote Drive, 6' steering cable, installation kit

• Optional rudder feedback unit

• For older Mercruiser engines (pre-94) use System B (MDRESYS-B)

• Normal steering cables can also be used as supplied by Teleflex, Uflex and Multiflex


Peak Thrust              

Hard Over Time       

Peak Power             

Average Power


Clutch circuit Power Required

136Kg (330lbs)

12-15 seconds

5 Amps

1.25 Amps


850 miliamps

Remote Drive Dimensiones
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Current Mercruiser Engines & North American built Volvo Penta Gas & Diesel Engines
All European Built Volvo Penta Diesel Engines
Optional Rudder Feedback Unit

One of the most complex and time-consuming aspects of autopilot installation is fitting the rudder feedback unit, ensuring that the geometry matches the full range of rudder movement.  The Octopus rudder feedback unit solves these problems as it mounts directly to the drive unit itself.


A range of RFBs to suit most common autopilot brands is available - click "Accessories" below for more information.

Order Codes
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Low Cost Solution - No need to change to hydraulic steering to fit an autopilot. 

Easy to Fit - Simple to install kits for all major sterndrive manufacturers.

Time Saving - Rudder feedback option mounts directly on drive.

Safe - Manual override without disengaging the autopilot.

Compatible with your Pilot - The Type R Remote Drive System is compatible with all major brand inboard autopilot systems.

Unparralleled Performance, Reliability and Durability!

We have been designing, manufacturing and marketing Autopilot Drives for over 25 years. We hold patents on several unique devices that enhance drive performance and supply drives to most of the Marine Industry's leading Autopilot Manufactures for resale within their autopilot packages. 

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