which auto-pilot to choose? - SailNet Community
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 05-16-2011 Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Augusta, GA
Posts: 70
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 6
which auto-pilot to choose?

I have a Tiller Master, starting to get a bit cranky, company appears to be out of business and no one knows where/how to fix or where/how to get parts so I'm thinking its time to start looking.

She's got tiller steering and the Tiller Master has worked great, abeit sucks down the amps.

Thoughts and all ideas are welcome. Many thanks and fairwinds to all.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Bobby Centers
1967 Cal-30
Augusta, GA
RNC725 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 05-18-2011
Senior Member
rbrasi's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Henderson, NV
Posts: 584
Thanks: 5
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 5
I think this guy has one he doesn't use:

1968 Cal 2-30
Sandpiper 2
rbrasi is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 3 Old 05-18-2011
Super Fuzzy Moderator
tdw's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 16,830
Thanks: 15
Thanked 115 Times in 107 Posts
Rep Power: 10
I've heard good things said about the once was Simrad but now Raymarine Tiller Pilot. Not sure how many amps the TM sucks up but I'd have thought the newer designs like the TP would be more economical to run.

Mate of mine with a tiller steered VDS34 (the Womboat is VDS34 wheel steering) has a TP and when we sailed her up to Lake Macquarie last year it performed faultlessly.

Dollars of course may well be an issue.

Andrew B

“Life is a trick, and you get one chance to learn it.”
― Terry Pratchett, Nation

Malo 39 Classic
tdw is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
CPT Auto Pilot erps Gear & Maintenance 6 04-28-2011 02:39 PM
Auto Pilot Help...Pls!! MobjackB32 Electronics 7 04-15-2010 12:58 PM
auto pilot kev1951 General Discussion (sailing related) 6 07-31-2009 09:37 PM
Which Auto Pilot? ozsailer Gear & Maintenance 11 08-08-2008 08:11 AM
AUTO PILOT KIKO Boat Review and Purchase Forum 6 05-07-2008 06:08 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome