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Simrad 5 41.67%
raymarine 4 33.33%
autohelm 2 16.67%
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Best autopilot for 4o foot sailboat

There are so many choices for auto helms , simrad, autohelm raymarine etc. Like to get some feed back on different systems ..also how each works and benefits, e.g gear driven , hydraulic piston. currently using a new simrad 25 on bristol 41.1 but looking a several used boats and want to know how to evaluate quality and dependability on system. mostly I use boat course only and do not have it adjusting to wind direction shifts.
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I like hydraulic raymarine. FWIW. Didn't try anything else though
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What?

I meant to check Raymarine all though Autohelm and Raymarine are one and the same
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W-H Autopilot. The model P-3 would be OK for a Bristol 41, with a hydraulic RAM.

IMHO, best autopilot on the market, best service-after-sale, tech support, etc. The Pac NW fishing fleet swears by them.

I love mine, after 5 years.

Lots of posts on this autopilot; search SailNet, Cruisers Forum, and the SSCA Board.

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More info needed.....

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