Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Maine Coast
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Re: raymarine service sucks
Well the sad part is they are now really the only game in town if you want a wheel pilot with any kind of external control. The only other option is CPT and it is limited in features. Since Simrad dropped out of the wheel pilot business, though I have heard there share of complaints about them too. Perhaps Garmin should jump into the game. Lots of folks don't want to drop the coin for a below deck pilot.
And the Ray WP's are pretty good units if properly installed and you trim your sails & balance the boat before loading them up.
Yes Ray is the only game in town on WP's but Garmin is now offering some very decent below deck stuff as well as Simrad. The CPT is rugged but really lacking in the integration department.
-Maine Sail / CS-36T
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