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Old 16-09-2014, 18:04   #46
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The ipyoa is a pay to use site. Also try iphomeport.com
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Old 16-09-2014, 18:11   #47
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I have to chime in on the absolute wonderful cpt. I installed one this season, and wow! It is robust, and strong. Holds a course, no fish tailing, and low power draw. I have been out with CPT in 20 knot winds with full sails up. No issues. Jeff, at CPT, is incredibly communicative and helpful. Each CPT is custom made for each boat.

Here are some videos with the CPT at the helm:

http://youtu.be/dkmOsa-c5Kw

http://youtu.be/RyBtTZZPhus

http://youtu.be/BzqWCvYMs14

The middle video shows the crew. They are a mighty, seafaring crew!!

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Old 16-09-2014, 18:13   #48
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Someone mentioned how to sell it to his wife......you can spend more time talking with her, and sitting with her while underway. Also, tacking with the CPT makes it unnecessary to have anyone else help you during tacking.

Just some thoughts.

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Old 16-09-2014, 18:22   #49
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Someone mentioned how to sell it to his wife......you can spend more time talking with her, and sitting with her while underway.
Ben you must have been watching the NBC National News tonight. For those who weren't, the subject matter was "Happy Wife, Happy Life".

AND, great videos of the new CPT in action! If that doesn't convince sailors that the CPT is not your ordinary wheelpilot, well....
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Old 16-09-2014, 18:33   #50
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The ipyoa is a pay to use site. Also try iphomeport.com

I don't believe the forums have any fee associated with them. If so, I've definitely never been asked to provide any billing options, but maybe I'm missing it somewhere else.
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Must have changed. I just use the iphomeport.
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Ben you must have been watching the NBC National News tonight. For those who weren't, the subject matter was "Happy Wife, Happy Life".

AND, great videos of the new CPT in action! If that doesn't convince sailors that the CPT is not your ordinary wheelpilot, well....

The more fun they have while sailing, the more they'll go with us!! Thanks for looking at the vids. Now that I have my CPT, I can take video!! Couldn't do so much video before CPT....had to sail the boat.

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Old 16-09-2014, 19:08   #53
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...great videos of the new CPT in action! If that doesn't convince sailors that the CPT is not your ordinary wheelpilot, well....
Why? There is nothing whatsoever to challenge the a/p.
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I have found the CPT to be reliable and function above my expectations exponentially increasing my enjoyment of my boat.


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i can't imagine why anyone would NOT install an autopilot under the deck. one splash of salt water and the wheel pilot would probably be done.
This is simply not true. When cabo rico's were produced they were shipped with an autohelm wheel pilot option. We just removed ours and replaced it with a below deck because finding replacement parts for that particular model ended up being as much as a new pilot.

In any case, it provided 20 something years of steering, including swamped cockpits where it would be located underwater occasionally, and the previous owner was very happy with it.

I have heard great things about the CPT. We plan on getting one to compliment our below decks autopilot. I think ANY autopilot with suffer if you do not balance the helm and sailplan well. Fortunately, our CR tracks well with the just the sail and the wheel locked in.

We steered away from hydraulic system for ours in favor or a more compact pancake motor direct drive from Simrad - the DD15. This is a rebrand. In boats with little space below the wheel, and little distance between the hull and the rudder post, you can be limited in your selection of drive units. Our only option was an octopus drive but that also took up too much room.
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Why? There is nothing whatsoever to challenge the a/p.
Ok, I agree. The video only shows the CPT in use, not under stress. You have to actually use one to see how simple and powerful they are. My favorite sail was running north in the gulfstream with strong following winds and full sail up for two days, the CPT steering straight and true the entire way.
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