Originally Posted by hpeer
I did the same to my Aries. Unfortunately I have had some issues with the Raymarine tiller pilot. When it works it is fine. The only issue I have with this set up is you need a bit of boat speed to make it work so it is not great for helping me set the main. Just bought a CPT as can't figure out or afford a below deck
unit. Have not installed yet.
There en lies the rub... those of us with tillers seldom have a choice. Vane gear
and/or Tiller pilot. TPs alone just can't take it, period. I have a Aries MK5 and will probably never give it up. It's almost family
and certainly the best helmsman in the family
The comments about weight between vane gears is silly. My Aries is 10# heavier than a Monitor
. I do not consider that significant, others might, right after they dump 300# of chain in the bow.
I did deliver a boat with a Norvane and was impressed by it.