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Old 17-09-2013, 10:50   #16
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Re: 'Tiller Master' Brand Autopilot - Opinions ? Experiences ?

I owned one years ago. Like 1982 or so. Back in those days the manufacturers of tiller pilots really didn't have the compass issue worked out. The Tillermaster was designed with this giant dial that was the compass setting adjustor. The one I had was difficult at best to set for a straight course and not zig-zag it's way along.
It was always hunting so the power consumption was quite high.

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Old 26-01-2015, 13:30   #17
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Re: 'Tiller Master' Brand Autopilot - Opinions ? Experiences ?

Update: I bought and refurbed a Tartan 34C, cruising full-time. The TillerMaster(s) have done OK, and since they were paid for, we kept using them. Recently, in no-wind conditions, a wave roll pushed me over the tiller and I bent the smooth SS rod that the jack screw goes into/out of. Does anyone know how to separate the smooth rod from the jack screw? I have a spare, but can't figure out the disassembly.

And if anyone has a new or nearly new unit they'd like to sell cheap, I'm a buyer. Thanks!

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