Originally Posted by hpeer
Here is the page out of the Raymarine ST1000/ST2000 tiller pilot install guide.
It sounds to me like either unit will do the trick. I am assuming a "NMEA navigator" is RayMarine speak for "0183 autopilot."
I just put an ST2000 on my Aries but have only tried it at the dock
and have not tried tying it to my autopilot. I don't much see the point.
I wired up the seatalk
circuit for my ST1000. I have used it to track GPS route
with an old Garmin
295. It was more of an experiment
than an actual need but I can attest it works.
The hardest part was detemining pin outs from the garmin cable to the seatalk
circuit but actually was in the Garmin operator manual.
I do not have wind information but the ST1000/2000 state they will accept wind input as well.
I run the tiller pilot in hdg mode 100% of the time.
PS - If I get what you are trying to do it is to run the tiller pilot to drive the vane (trim tab) which will then turn the rudder
. If that is the case the only other twist to the plot is I think you have to set up the tiller pilot as "reverse" sensing. I seem to recall
reading this in the tillerpilot manual as well. Should not be a drama.
<Edit> PPS - just so you are aware, and I am not the worlds best sparky, the 0183 is an older spec and a lot of the "words" used by modern gps wont be recognized. This would be morre of a concern mounting older nmea0183 stuff to chartplotters, integrating ais
, etc, etc. However, driving the simple commands to steer the autopilot shouldnt be a problem. Make sure your gps speaks 0183...