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Autopilot and Rudder Position Sensor
I installed Raymarine's S1 Wheelpilot this year and have been having a problem with it as compared to the Autohelm 3000 it replaced. Pokey exhibits a good amount of weather helm, probably due to the 160 genoa. When sailing to a heading, the Autohelm, which did not have a rudder position sensor, would steer to that heading automaticallyy compensating for any weather helm. The S1, with a rudder position sensor, seems determined to keep the rudder straight rather than steering to compensate for the weather helm deviation. There is a setting on the S1 to tell it that it's in a sailboat, and that's how it is set. I had thought this was exactly the kind of thing that setting would be for. Does anyone know if this is a controllable aspect of the functioning of the S1?