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Old 28-09-2015, 19:58   #1
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Cpt auto pilot

Hi everyone!
I need help... I am looking forward buying a CPT auto pilot . For a brand-new it is around 1900 US.

But for me it is a lot of money especially with the Canadian money devaluation. It is like$2600 Canadian money.

Where could I find a used one but good one.
My sailboat is an endeavoursloop 1983 very heavy 10 tons.
Thanks. John
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Old 30-09-2015, 10:11   #2
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Re: Cpt auto pilot

Welcome to the forum....Maybe put the request in the forsale/wanted thread
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Good luck,,I have posted that request twice now. I hear they hit eBay every now and then.
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By all means, check out whether there are used ones available in the boating community. However, CPT autopilots had a significant upgrade in the last couple of years with a redesign of the compass assembly, so you might want to consider asking CPT for an upgrade to the electronic compass assembly if you buy an old one. Check out their website.

An alternative might be to call Jeff at CPT and explain your situation and ask whether he has come across any good used ones. He and his wife are past cruisers and we have found them to be very reasonable people. When we were researching CPT's we visited Jeff's workshop on their property and since then we have cruised a year with a new CPT on our 22,000 lb Coast 34 sailboat.

We could not be happier with our quiet, reliable, energy-efficient CPT. For long-distance passages, however, with sufficient winds we use our Monitor windvane, as it will steer for many 24-hour days with no power use at all. Coincidentally, at one point CPT's were produced by Scanmar, the company that produces Monitors.
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I second speaking with Jeff and Eron there at CPT. They are both as nice a people to work with as you can find out there. I did buy one used system off this site for my last boat. Even though I had not bought from them they spent a long time on the phone with me more than once going through the system etc.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, John.
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