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Old 30-05-2011, 08:30   #1
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Tayana 42 autopilot

Kind of got tired of that crappy Raymarine wheel pilot on 'Lala" and looking at HLD simrad pilots, but don't really know which one to pick,
Any feedback would be welcome. The boat is Tayana 42 Vancouver, almost 40000 pounds when loaded for cruising.
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Old 30-05-2011, 11:18   #2
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Re: Tayana 42 autopilot

Take a look at the ComNav 1101. 20 and 30 amp power packs for various sizes of Hydraulic pumps, 10 setings, IIRC, for seastate conditions. A commercial duty pilot.
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Old 30-05-2011, 11:31   #3
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I wouldn't call the Raymarine wheelpilot crappy just not big enough for a 40,000 lb. boat!My wheelpilot works quite well for what it is, boat is about 20,000lbs. loaded,steered me to Mexico and 2 years use down there. Recomended maximum rating is 16,500lbs.
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The OP is using a wheel pilot on a 40000 lbs boat and wonders why it's " crappy" Sheeeeeh

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Old 02-06-2011, 07:05   #5
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Re: Tayana 42 autopilot

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Kind of got tired of that crappy Raymarine wheel pilot on 'Lala" and looking at HLD simrad pilots, but don't really know which one to pick,
Any feedback would be welcome. The boat is Tayana 42 Vancouver, almost 40000 pounds when loaded for cruising.
Best regards, Henryk
WH - WH Autopilots

Standard off the shelf components where possible. Mine has seen a lot of use in the 13 years since it was installed. No repairs or modifications during that time. Has been able to drive the boat in all conditions I can remember.

I was installed the unit myself and the factory was very responsive to any
questions that I had. The one issue I had with the installation was that I
had to beef up a bulkhead that the hydraulic arm was mounted to.

Used by Steve Dashew on his Deerfoots.

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