unless you don't wan't to steer under power and only want compass course instead of wind.
Thanks SailMonkey I will try steering
the boat before spending the cash. I am not sure exactly what you mean by the last bit. I am adding the tiller pilot because the monitor would not steer in no wind under power situations.
Speedo I am about to be the proud new owner of a KP44. Using a tiller pilot instead on a standard Auto-pilot is many times less expensive, and uses very very little power. The tiller pilot only has to move the servo-pendulum instead of the rudder
itself so it doesn't have to strain. The power to drive the rudder
comes from the oar paddle.
So I can buy the smallest system...Great. What are the advantages to buying
an integrated system with my chartplotter
? I only want the pilot for when there isn't enough wind to sail the boat. That being said I will be crossing the equator so expect to spend a moderate amount of time under power. Anyone?