Originally Posted by MMNETSEA
Will this link help CLICK
Thanks for the link Richard. Actually, I've already been in touch with Michael, there. He's very helpful--the grandson of the founder, Wood Freeman. There is a company in Texas that makes and sells all the parts for three generations of the Wood Freeman autopilots as well as the mechanical parts for the final model, the 500. That latest model, a non-hunting version with a solid state control, is supported directly by Wood Freeman still with some parts being made, others rebuilt from older units.
Since making this post, I've tracked down someone who removed a WF from his boat and may still have the rudder encoder in his storage unit--he'll be checking shortly. Also, Michael at Wood Freeman is going through my list of "needed things" to get what I need onto the boat. After spending a little time on the phone with him, I'm impressed with his knowledge and the support he can offer boaters who own a Wood Freeman autopilot.