Originally Posted by maxingout
What percent of the time do you use an autopilot when sailing offshore?
Aries all the time. If there is enough wind
to move the boat then the aries
will steer. Only exception is if I get bored in calms and decide to motor
for a while. ST2000 autopilot has been the most unreliable bit of kit on the boat. Bad luck I think as they get very good press normally, but the chandlers in Horta, Azores
has a very big pile of bust autopilots which didnīt make it half way across the Atlantic.