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Re: Old navico tiller pilot 2500, anyone about them?
On our prior boat, a 26 footer, we had a Navico 1600, and then later a Navico 2500 (it was faster, lock to lock).
Both worked well, and back in the 80's this was a wonderful way to free us from constant steering on long days on the water -- a veritable miracle device!
Those early tillerpilots did not "interface" with other electronics, but Navico had available- optionally - a hard-wired remote which allowed you roam a bit away from the cockpit and control it.
They used a turn-dial compass control and there was a way to vary the response time, i.e. "sea state" level of reaction.
If your friend has the actual tillerpilot and the little ss stud that mounts on the tiller, all that was needed otherwise was the socket to mount in a seat or combing for the pilot to drop into.
He will need to wire up a power supply to that part of the cockpit with a water poof outlet to plug it into.
It is a stand-alone device and does not connect to any other instruments.
Last edited by olson34; 06-22-2013 at 06:40 PM.