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Old 14-09-2009, 10:45   #1
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Raymarine S1 Tiller Pilot?

Hi im new here but not to sailing.

my father has a Alberg 30 and were looking for a new auto pilot we have had several all in one tiller pilots and they seem to die an early death.

I was wondering if anyone has any experience with the S1 tiller pilot?

we are currently only coastal cruising in Maine but an short offshore passage may also happen.
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Old 23-09-2009, 08:47   #2
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Hi ABJ,
I am going throughthe same process of trying to find a suitable tillerpilot. The ST100 plus (which is what your are talking about), made by Raymarine, is for boats up to 6 tonnes (12000 lbs). The price is around $550.00 US. For the unit without the seperate control box. i.e controls on the unit (remote control unit is about $1100.00 US)
I have an Albin Ballad, same length but maybe a little lighter than the Alberg and find that a Simrad TP 22 is about the size I am looking for about the same price and made by Simrad.
I would be interested on whatever feedback we get from this request.
Vic de Beer
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Old 23-09-2009, 10:35   #3
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Hi ABJ,
The ST100 plus (which is what your are talking about), made by Raymarine, is for boats up to 6 tonnes (12000 lbs). The price is around $550.00 US. Vic de Beer
I currently installing an ST2000 aboard my Golden Gate 30 (9,200lbs).
The manual specs are as follows;
"Maximum boat displacement:
ST1000 Plus: 3,000kg (6,600lbs)
ST2000 Plus: 4,500kg (10,000lbs)"

That is why I went with the ST2000.
Hope that helps.
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Old 23-09-2009, 19:02   #4
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S1 is an OK unit, a bit noisy, they all are.

There is a new S1 (I believe named SPX-5) unit that has the 'G' info and behaves more reasonably in heavy going. The GP motor unit is better than the plain one - so if you can afford the new 'G' unit with a GP motor then you have the best deal for tiller from Ray.

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I had the ST 2000 on my A30. worked great.
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