Scanmar is trying to sell the CPT line of autopilots.
They offered it to me for $15K, that included all the tools and parts
, to make 20 CPTs.
I declined so did a few of my buddies.
I had 2 CPTs over the years and the best that can be said about it is: Old technology.
My CPTs never worked right for extended periods and I could never trust 'em closer than 1 mile to other boats, sometimes the stupid thing would do a sharp uncommanded 90 turn to whatever diection.
It happened in the Gulf stream
once with a 25 knot wind
from behind and large following seas...All of a sudden we were broadside to the seas and unable to disconnect the CPT. (Clutch had jammed) It was interesting for a few minuttes..
After that trip I sent the CPT back and demanded a new one. That was also the 4th time it had been sent back.
The owner of Scanmar was very nice: Built me a brand new unit and shipped it over, all for free, and long out of warranty.
I used it for a couple of years but was never happy with the performance: It would hold course for a while, then do something stupid again.
Finally ditched it and spent less than $800.00 on a new wheel
pilot with a flux gate compass
, a remote
connections for GPS
My new autopilot, the Simrad
WP 32 is far better and much cheaper: No comparison, the CPT was probably up to date 25 years ago, but now it is outdated.