I wonder if it is the sort of boat that can be steered successfully with a windvane. Posted September 24, Ajax – still there? The basic flux gate “null seeker” doesn’t do any predictive steering nor does it recognize yaw rate. I also think that if I were designing a rudder stock for your boat I’d use 10 knots as max speed. Then, just to make things more fun, their manuals rate them by LOA instead of displacement. The circumstances may have been better if the unit was a bit cheaper.
I think it’s hard on the tillerpilots to deal with that for hours on end, so I have a loop of surgical rubber tubing speargun stuff tying the tiller to a handy cockpit coaming cleat, adjusted so that with no tillerpilot in place the boat steers straight under power, then attach the tillerpilot and Bob’s your uncle! That’s assuming that you don’t get mad at it and deep six it. Ajax – For that price, I’d do it. Personally I’ve had the joy of having an older autohelm start making bad noises and not steering well. By Ajax , October 24, in Cruising Anarchy. He had to hand steer the last 40 miles as his 5th tillerpilot died.
I’d never pay close to new price when for a few dollars more, I could get the warranty, etc. I mostly want an arymarine to hold the tiller straight for a pee or beverage refresh. I’m not trying to cross the Atlantic, but I do want this unit to occasionally assist me during my sailing on the Chesapeake. It also features an internal sedies compass. It is waterproof and features a backlit LCD display.
Posted October 25, If you’re only concerned about using the pilot to hold the tiler head-to-wind then you should be in fine shape. Posted September 21, Here are the facts: I saw a pretty slick under-deck installation on a Moore using the one of the normally above-deck Autohelm arms.
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Most of the time under sail I can helm the P30 with the traction of my fingerprint on the tiller. One of the Moores in the SH TransPac had a Navik but it was more for a backup because he was relying on solar for power. The circumstances may have been better if the unit was a bit cheaper. I have found the older Autohelms were somewhat optimistic on capability if just applied to an LOA criteria. That’s because there is a lot more of the rudder ahead of the rudder post it’s more “balanced”.
Posted November 6, The newer Raymarine ST is rated for up to 10, lbs. The propellor shaft on my boat is skewed so it can be removed without hitting the plot skeg, so there is about 15 pounds of starboard helm under power.
It has been adequate to the task so far, having driven for me around the Delmarva peninsula, about miles, plus numerous day sails. Last time at the boat was Tuesday afternoon during the super high tide If it doesn’t work well enough you can sell it next spring and get your money seriex.
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Skip to main content. As long as the helm is light the pilot will do fine. His boat is a Moore 24, an ultra-light displacement round the cans racer.
Ajax, I’m with Bob, I don’t think displacement is helpful when sizing an autopilot. I ended up buying a Raymarine ST But the boat tracks pretty well so there isn’t a lot of big adjustments under power. Raymarine Boat Parts and Accessories. The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable.
So, it will pllot a lot more force than a balanced spade, as would a skeg mounted rudder. I had an Autohelm on my Coronado 25 and loved it. The supply is very limited, and the prices are near enough to new, that I would just buy a new one.
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I wouldn’t think a wind vane and a Moore 24 would be a good combo. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites.
The older Raymarine Autohelm manual states that this unit is rated for yachts up to 43 feet. Ajax, There was an St on Craigslist from a guy that worked in the Annapolis area. It just inputs a bit of helm and waits to see what happens. Help me out with this one guys: This item doesn’t belong on this page. The helm ought to be mostly neutral and the prop wash effect will make the helm remarkably responsive provided you keep a bit of throttle on.
For me, it barely sufficed under power on a calm day and my cat could steer better under sail. Show More Show Less. If the boat had a typically heavy helm, I wouldn’t even be considering this unit.
It creaked and groaned a lot, especially when there was a lot of pressure, but for all the important stuff pee break, lunch break, beer break it worked fine. House good as well.
If the Sheriff’s boat didn’t have such rich pickings with the kids in Daddy’s ski boat, I’m sure Tjller get boarded every day. But, your boat may be a lot more stable, meaning it doesn’t need as much steering, so you could use a slower auto pilot – raymarien longer tiller above.
Just remember to use a rope or something to limit rudder movement, or the shaft will unscrew itself. I don’t know my rudder surface area, but it’s that scimitar-shaped thing, and boat speed could be figured at 7. I also think that if I were designing a rudder stock for your boat I’d use 10 knots as max speed.
Do you think this unit is adequate for that task? Simrad Broadband 4g Radar With 20m Cable 1. Webb Chiles has just made it to NZ. You just get used to them wandering and set them up so that your average course is toward the destination and then go read a book.
Wow, this certainly leaves a lot of room for interpretation in vendor recommendations, just as you guys have said.