I also made the decision of an AP instead of a wind vane
for a number of reasons, the #1 was the ease of use, push a button and the rest is done.. Many times While at the wheel
, I head
below to grab a bite to eat or visit the head
and theres no set up.. just push the button.. The unit ( a linnear drive) is tyed into the chart plotter and smart pilot.. In following seas, its reacting to the movement almost before its happened, There is concern about the amount of elect. that it uses but with the solar
and wind charger
, the concern is little.