Octopus Sailboat Drives

Octopus Sailboat Drives


The Octopus Sailboat Drives supplies everything you need in one box.


  • Simple To Mount Installation Kit And Optional Integrated Rudder Feedback Makes For Easy Fitting
  • Proven, Tested Design
  • Compatible With All Major Brand Inboard Autopilot Systems
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EASY TO BUY - Everything you need supplied in one box - drive, 6ft steering
cable and universal connection kit.

EASY TO FIT - The simple to mount installation kit and optional integrated
rudder feedback make for easy fitting.

COMPACT - The remote drive unit has a tiny 0.25Ft2 footprint and can be
mounted in the most convenient location on your boat, horizontally or

RELIABLE & SAFE - Proven, tested design. The drive unit features a manual
override without having to disengage the autopilot first.

COMPATIBLE WITH YOUR PILOT - The Type R Remote Drive System is compatible
with all major brand inboard autopilot systems.

The Octopus Remote Sailboat Drive System makes it easy and economical to
install an automatic pilot on light displacement Sail Boats steered with a
mechanical system from a wheel or tiller. The system is designed for the
modern mid range sail boat which has restricted space to mount a standard
Linear drive. The drive is very responsive and has little feedback
resistance when in 'Stand by' mode making it very suitable for racing

Recommended for Yachts up to 38Ft (11.5m) with a maximum displacement of
15400 Ibs / 7000 Kg.

The system includes a drive unit, a steering cable and a linear drive
connection kit. The drive unit Can be mounted either horizontal or
vertically in any convenient location. The steering cable length is
determined by the relative position of the drive unit to the linear drive
connection kit.

Image Part # Product Description Price Stock Order
Octopus Sailboat Drives OCTAFMDRSSYS12 Sailboat Drive, Inboard, 12" Stroke (Up to 38' or 15,400lbs)
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Octopus Sailboat Drive - Inboard System - 8.5 Stroke(up to 32' or up to 13,200lbs) OCTAFMDRESYSE Sailboat Drive, Inboard, 8.5" Stroke (Up to 32' or Up to 13,200lbs)
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