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Old 25-08-2012, 04:11   #16

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Re: The Right Tiller Pilot for a Small Boat

I went with the tp30 for a 23' i owned. I liked the interface with the gps that the tp20 and 10 lack. I used the tillerpilot for over 10 years and it still worked when I sold the boat. Waterproof sock? I had mine completely underwater when waves broke into the cockpit. Once a wave came in hard enough to lift it out of its socket and it was trailing behind the boat from the cord.

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Old 25-08-2012, 15:30   #17
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Re: The Right Tiller Pilot for a Small Boat

FSBO - The ST1000+ interfaces with a gps and wind if you have it through NMEA 0183.

Also the mounting instructions do show the method for mounting on the vertical side faces of the cockpit although all the mountings I have actually seen mount a block on the seat.

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Old 15-09-2012, 05:18   #18
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Re: The Right Tiller Pilot for a Small Boat

Hi past,

Just sent you a PM with some pictures of my tiller pilot installation - hope they are of use. As far as the alternative installation you describe - that could also be a good way to go, although I'm not sure how easy it is to access the inside of the surface you are talking about, for holding the nut while tightening screws or such. May be that that was easier to do while the boat was being manufactured. The only other Etap installation I've seen was the one I copied, and in the end we haven't been bothered by the mount base on the locker cover. Although I do agree, it did hurt to take a drill bit to the teak


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