I want to add a station to my boat. What do I need to do?
First, determine the type of control system that you currently have on your boat. That will help you identify the options available to you.
Measure the distance between stations and approximately how you would route the cables from one station to another. This will give you a starting point as to which components you may need and how long any cables might be.
Generally speaking, if the run between stations is relatively short and uncomplicated, mechanical controls will do.
If the run between stations is long or complex, or there are more than two stations on the boat, mechanical controls are not recommended. Use an electronic control system instead.
When adding a station, a substantial number of components will be required, no matter which types of systems are selected.
If the boat has mechanical steering and controls, this is a good time to consider upgrading to Dometic hydraulic steering and electronic controls.