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Old 30-09-2015, 11:59   #1
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Hi everyone:
I was told that the CPT auto pilot could steer up a 50' sailboat 12 tons.
I have a 37.5 sailboat 10 tons.
I am looking for a used one in very good condition. I would like a brand new one $18
95 US but I cannot afford it unfortunately.

Please could you help me ???


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Old 30-09-2015, 12:07   #2
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If you find one, you want a "new" one, I think you can tell the difference in that the newer ones you can change course in 1deg increments. Whatever you find, call CPT and ask their advice.
I believe a CPT's limit is around 50 ft lbs, that is boat size is irrelevant, but if it takes more than 50 ft lbs to move the wheel a CPT isn't going to work, but 50 ft lbs is a lot.
Verify that 50 is the number, not sure it's just what comes to mind.

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Hi John, I have a new one on a Corbin39 , 39 ft, 12 tons, It has steered the boat well for me in winds up to 30 knots , so far. Its hard to find second hand ones at all , let alone newer ones. You may find an older one you can send back into the company and have them revamp for a few hundred dollars. I found them quite easy to deal with and they seemed very helpful.
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Excellent product. Ours was purchased as a backup when we crossed the Atlantic on our 42 foot mono but we ended up using it as the primary because it steered the boat so well, was dead quiet and hardly used any power. The new units are a much better unit than the older models but even the old ones get the job done.
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Hi John,
I installed a new one on my CSY 44, which weighs about 40,000#. It has operated flawlessly for over 3000 miles. Easy to install, and great service from the company. I would get it new. Fewer worries.

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