Yes, however the larger displacement setting on the variable will allow less turns lock-to-lock.I don't see the need for the variable rate helm for you. I'll bet, once set up, you will never change the ratio. KISS
You can adjust your installation by having several holes in your rudder arm and even changing your rudder balance factor.
then it sounds like your going in the right direction, you king trollers only need to go slow and straight anywayThanks guys, All the info helps. I’ll take a close look at the ram and see what it is. Will post a pic when it gets light. Steve the boat came with a box of parts, but nothing that will just go together without a lot of time. Hydro tank is an old steel one that’s seen better days, everything else needs fabricating, either a jack shaft or a Brackett for a pump off the belts which I don’t have. As long as I’m buying stuff figured I’d just simplify. I’ve had a capilano in the past that was just fine for what I do. I’ll reach out to Tony as has been suggested. Thanks again Everyone! I’ll keep you posted.
loved mine just steered with my thumb but when i 1st got the boat i was capt snake wake !Hydroslave is great if you are working around gear all day, constantly going hard over in one direction, then the other. It sucks for steaming though. With my massive rudder it is WAY too easy to give too much input and make hard turns when all you wanted was a little correction.