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Looking to install below deck auto pilot, any opinions? I can't decide between W-H autopilot P-3c w/ edison conversion or raymarine S3g w/ Type 2 linear drive. Boat is Pearson 424 (28000#) and crusing Caribbean, Feed back please
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If you have the choice and mounting issues present no problems....there is no contest...get the W-H.
You might also look at the Simrad Robertson choices as I've ound mine a big improvement from the RaySt6000 w/ linear drive.
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Thanks, I'll check out the Simrand Robertson
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What model did you get? How has it performed?
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I have the AP22 Head Unit which is virtually the same as today's model AP26.
To that you need to add the electronic "brain" and fluxgate compass and rudder feedback unit. I have the hydraulic linear drive which is needed since my boat comes in at around 50K lbs loaded.
The system has performed extremely well and I would buy it again but a lot of cruisers also rave about the W-H.
Here's a link to the Simrad accessories page where you can see what goes along with the AP26 to make a system.
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One other point worth noting...during set up and testing after the install...they were very good to work with over the phone.
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Thanks, I did look at site and I thought the AP25 would be what was needed.
I'll check it out, very inportant taht they were helpful with install. I always do my own work and usually need a little help.
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Hey seamyst...just saw your location. Beautiful spot. We always pull in there at Golden Isles. PBeezer (John) on his Ontario 32 is singlehanding his way up the coast and should be pulling in there in the next day or two. Buy him a beer if you see him then send him on to NC!!
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Seamyst,
I'll second Cams experience with Simrad. only mine comes from a more commercial back ground. they build top quality gear and I can tell you that the electrtronics guy that I use at work won't deal with anyone else because of their level of support. I put 2500 hrs a year on my work boat and the auto pilot has taken every bit of it. The only thing I have changed is the hydraulic pump. GEEZ it only had 12000 hours on it when it went out
A little different than a lineal but I would expect that same quality in all their equipment. If you can swing it the Ap 25 display is the BOMB it will give you all the information you need in an easy to use package It is the size of two regular gauges though.

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