Originally Posted by Opie91
I am thinking about buying
ST2000 Plus tiller pilot. I have a older Raydata that has autopilot
control capabilities. Does anyone know if these two units are compatible. They both do Seatalk (original).
Thanks for any help!!!
the seatalk will be compatible - so it will work.
But one thing you may need to consider is whether the older control unit has the capability of utilising some of the functions that may be available in the new unit, but weren't developed when the old control unit was brought out - which may or may not be important to you.
I had similar queries with my ancient Autohelm
autopilot and the new Raymarine control units - I sent Raymarine a message via their website - they were very helpful.
Another thing to check is what is the information that is passed. For example my aforementioned old Autohelm
out, but all it puts out is position & heading info - it doesn't send depth
, speed or wind data even though they are on the same seatalk network. It is "selected" NMEA data if you like.