I know this has been asked before, but I have read the posts across the various forums and still have questions:
I am about to add an autopilot
to my Oceanis 311 (10m, 3,500 kg displacment) which we invariably sail short handed. It has B&G Network Quad for Depth, Speed, Log; B&G Wind; and Navman Tracker 900 GPS
/Chartplotter. The latter will give NMEA 0183 output to the autopilot
. The B&G kit needs an additional Quad repeater to give NMEA Wind sentences
The options I am considering are:
1. Raytheon ST4000+ MKII wheel pilot
2. Simrad WP30 wheel pilot
3. B&G Network pilot (but this seems a lot more work).
The obvious questions then are:
a) what is the recommendation based on experience of success (or failure)?
b) what criteria would you use to make the selection?
Thanks in advance....