I use a CPT Wheelpilot. These units are very solidly built and are capable of steering
much heavier displacement
boats than the Raymarine
Wheelpilot. I have been pleased with my CPT's performance. It is not a smart pilot like the Raymarine
but will steer well to a set Compass
Heading with a low AMP draw of about 30 amp/day. They still make them new in USA and I was surprised by the great level of service
provided. There is a fellow cruising the Pacific on his CSY
44 SV 'Soggy Paws' who uses his CPT as a primary selfsteer option with windvane
as a backup. He has an excellent blog with heaps of great info. He likes the CPT as it is repairable at sea with basic electronics
knowlege and inexpensive parts
from digikey. In the blog there is info on a chap who made his CPT Pilot 'smarter' by using a Raymarine Control unit wired to the CPT Pilot drive unit.
The CPT works well for me but is I were to venture far offshore
I would want a backup method of self steer; also plenty of sparesparts like belts and sheerpins ect.