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Old 30-12-2010, 19:52   #1
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Which Tiller Pilot for Me ?

Quick question for the brain trust. I'm going to replace my ah800 tiller pilot. Goes on my Catalina 27. I'm wondering should I purchase the st1000 or spend the extra $$ for the st2000??? The old 800 worked fine but seemed to use a goodly bit of electric. I sail in the Pacific Northwest out of Whidbey Island. Mostly will use it for handling sails and to take a few moments to do the odd job. As a retiree, I'm cost concious but not unwilling to spend the money if it appears justified. Any andall advisce is appreciated.
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Old 30-12-2010, 20:02   #2
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I have an ST1000 and its pretty good... not as responsive as an old plastimo I once had but its ok.... the ST2000 is more or less the same... just more ompphh
Jury rigged one (ST2000) on a Cat delivery this summer...
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I use a ST1000 on my Haida 26, Should work fine on a Catalina 27. If you have the $ wouldn't hurt to have more power. The ST2000 is a little quicker on responce is all.
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I use the Simrad tp10 on my Catalina works great never misses a beat
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Old 31-12-2010, 17:09   #5
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Thanks for the input. Weighed it all out and decided to go with the st2000. By the way, I ordered it through West Marine in Anacortes. The list price was $569.95. I advised them that it was listed for $549.95 by a company in Charlotte, N.C. They never batted an eye and said fine, we'll match that. Again; thanks for the replies, fair winds!
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The more powerful the better...nice to have it work in a gale...but the key is always sail balance to reduce the workload.
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