I'm planning to install a cockpit-mounted tiller pilot on our Rafiki-37, (heavy displacement
, full-keel, tiller, transom-hung rudder
, double-ender). Have an Aries
for when it blows, but am looking for an electric
tiller pilot for light airs/mostly motoring conditions.
. I've found two options. The SmartPilot X-5 Tiller Grand Prix, and the Simrad
TP32. Are there more?
NOTE: I'm not looking at below-deck options (which I know would be better sized for our boat).
: Direct reviews
or comparisons please? I've reviewed the previous discussions, but would love to hear from anyone whose had experience with both.
: The TP32 is less that 1/2 the price
of the X-5. Is this b/c the TP32 is a self-contained unit compared to the X-5 which has the computer, controller and driver as three separate items?