People think highly of simrad
(ap24 + probably the bigger computer, model 42 as opposed to 12 + the rest; that's the older model, now they have the triton head) and furino. B&G is more money
; NKE is even more money
Is the 6000 is just the control head
or the whole thing? We have raymarine
S3G computer + 6002 head (plus rudder
feedback + standard compass
+ a b&g drive).
Btw: the electronics
and the ram can be mixed and matched (my backup ram now is a lecomble-Schmitt, with a different mounting pattern altogether, so my installation
was more complicated), you just have to make sure your computer is strong enough to drive the ram, which should be strong enough for the boat. Manufacturers usually give a displacement
or boat length as guidance for autopilot selection; if you are over 16000 lbs loaded you should just use the biggest computer available from the manufacturer (S3G from Ray, AC42 from simrad
, high current
from B&G, etc). Too big is not a problem, but too little is.
What is your current
ram? Hydraulic or mechanical?
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