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ST1000/2000 Tiller Pilot and NMEA 2000

I think it has become time to replace my ancient Autohelm 1000 tiller pilot. I will make a last ditch effort to fix it, but I am not sure I can save it. If/when I have to repalce it I am looking at the ST2000 from Raymarine. I would like to be able to connect it to a NMEA 2000 wind transducer (future purchase). Does anyone have experience connecting one of these to a NMEA 2000 network?

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Don't believe the ST2000 supports NMEA 2000 yet. If you do get a new tiller pilot, one helpful thing you can do to help preserve it is to make a splash sleeve. This is a tight fitting cover that protects the body of the tiller pilot from spray and such.
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The ST2000 supports NMEA0183 and SeaTalk. I could use my chartplotter's extra NMEA 0183 connection to talk to the ST2000. The chartplotter also has a NMEA 2000 connection. Or, I could use a SeaTalk to NMEA 2000 converter. I would rather not buy an extra black box since it would only be nice to have the ability to have the tiller pilot follow the wind direction and not a necessity. I do not use my AutoHelm 1000 with the windvane and have gotten along just fine.

I was wondering if anyone else has tried to do this.
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