Simrad Wheelpilot 30 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  

Quick Menu
Boat Reviews  
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Marine Electronics
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here

Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
Old 03-01-2002
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
antny is on a distinguished road
Simrad Wheelpilot 30

I would like to get an autopilot for my Tanzer ''26. I have read good things about the Simrad Wheelpilot 30 but would like some input from someone who actually owns one. How do they handle on different points of sail? Any weaknesses or annoyances? Any input would be great before I spend the cash.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Old 03-01-2002
SailorMitch's Avatar
Senior Moment
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: MD
Posts: 1,931
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
SailorMitch will become famous soon enough
Simrad Wheelpilot 30

I''ve had the Navico equivalent (Simrad bought Navico and merely changed the color of the plastic housing from gray to black) on my Pearson 27 for 2 years and really like the unit. No problems, no quirks on any point of sail. Only proviso with that last statement is that I have''nt had a chance to use it in big following seas, conditions which often cause auto-pilots problems. But my guess is that it will do well even then.

One big advantage of the Simrad is it''s all self-contained. No separate compass unit to mount elsewhere like with the Raymarine. People go nuts trying to figure out where to install that compass. It''s not a concern with the Simrad.

Easy to install yourself as long as you can get the cord down through the binnacle or some other way. I had to run mine through the stainless steel binnacle guard, which I only learned after trying to fish it down the binnacle inself for an hour. No biggee, just aggrevating at the time.

You''ll like the unit. Go for it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message 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

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Simrad Wheelpilot RichardElliott Gear & Maintenance 21 09-14-2013 11:22 PM
SIMRAD Customer Service thorJ30 Gear & Maintenance 5 07-11-2008 09:40 PM
Wheelpilot and NMEA stephens84 Gear & Maintenance 2 06-23-2004 05:42 AM
Simrad TP10 waltzingmatilda Gear & Maintenance 1 04-04-2003 03:20 PM
Simrad vs. Navico Tiller Pilots jamesmm Gear & Maintenance 4 11-03-2001 03:03 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:14 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) LLC 2000-2012

The store is owned and operated by a company independent of the forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.