autohelm motor drive connector

gkny

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I have the st4000 autohelm and the rubber boot and connector to the motor drive has fallen apart.  There is a replacement cable A18061 that is not too pricey but the connector seems to be of pretty poor quality to break down so quickly.  Has anyone found a replacement connector that will either fit directly into the motor drive unit or one where both sides of the plug can be replaced fairly cleanly?  It is a two pin connector.  

 

El Borracho

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That connector is crap and cannot be improved. I cut it off. Put on spade crimps. Mounted a terminal strip inside a nearby cockpit pocket. Zero problems over thousands of tough sea miles. Takes a screwdriver and a minute to connect and disconnect but well worth the effort. Also drilled a hole in the bottom of the drive unit to let the water run out. Better that than soak the motor in seawater.

 
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