Originally Posted by typhoon
My last auto pilot never did sail to a wind angle, im looking forward to that.
So the Maretron and the Simrad AC 42 work well together? The boat steers a good steady course with the Maretron?
I have read a few people had problems with water
getting inside the WSO100, did you have any such trouble?
So far, the Simrad steers marvelously to the wind - very steady and you have the option of steering
to true or apparent wind, or automatically having the AP switch between them depending on beating vs. running. Even better, there is a WIND-NAV mode that uses both wind input and Nav input to sail to VMG laylines upwind and tack when most efficient.
Our last AP and wind worked together, but the AP hunted around a lot and I never trusted it on a dead run. The new AP and Maretron is rock-steady when steering
to wind in any direction.
I personally know of one person with water inside their unit, and read of another on the internet
from 2007. Maretron replaced both without questions. Right now, our humidity sensor on our unit is not sending data (everything else on it works fine) and I am going up the mast
tomorrow to bring it down and look at it. Hopefully it will not have water in it.
Airmar also make an ultrasonic unit if you are looking for alternatives.