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Re: Is a wheelpilot a good option for me?
I have a RM X5 Smart pilot. I have no problems with it with one exception. During a crossing of the Straigt of Juan De Fuca in Jun 2012, in heavy winds and five foot waves, I experienced a motor stall error - in other words the conditions were too much for the wheel pilot. That said, otherwise the unit has performed flawlessly and I'm glad I have it.
Question is would I use it offshore? Hum, I think I'd save the money and get a below deck pilot. Just my opinion. Other opinions - well chime in here and lets find out.
Last edited by jeffgerritsen; 08-27-2012 at 03:44 AM.