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Re: Autopilot replacement recommendations

Are there any Raymarine X-5 users out there that have put this unit on a 15,000# displacement sailboat?
The unit spec states 16,500 but also states to consider the fully laden load, which may be up to 20%. Better than specs are sometimes user comments, pros and cons.
Our primary sailing grounds is Chesapeake Bay with some coastal cursing on the east coast. No open ocean sailing.

Second guessing my Simrad system and design. I have created a layout for the SD-10 linear drive, went out there this weekend and realize that it will be a very tight fix and it may not work or at least, a very difficult install and relocating many things, etc...
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Re: Autopilot replacement recommendations

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Are there any Raymarine X-5 users out there that have put this unit on a 15,000# displacement sailboat?
The unit spec states 16,500 but also states to consider the fully laden load, which may be up to 20%. Better than specs are sometimes user comments, pros and cons.
Our primary sailing grounds is Chesapeake Bay with some coastal cursing on the east coast. No open ocean sailing.

Second guessing my Simrad system and design. I have created a layout for the SD-10 linear drive, went out there this weekend and realize that it will be a very tight fix and it may not work or at least, a very difficult install and relocating many things, etc...
Pat I sent you a PM answering yours. Most of our sailing is on the Chessie too and the X5 has performed well for us. Took me about 5 hours to install and had a little challenge initially with the sea test with reverse wires, but its all good now. There is support threads for X5 installation on here as many have gonne to it. It appears to be the only good choice for wheel pilots.

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Re: Autopilot replacement recommendations

I am looking for an autopilot for a Tartan 37 (16000 lbs). I would like to get the good, bad & ugly on Raymarine X5 and CPT - thanks

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Re: Autopilot replacement recommendations

Do a search of Sailnet Posting on the X5 there are a number of recent threads. We have one and it has been flawless for the most part and have posted in the other threads also to its problems.

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