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kev1951 07-29-2009 03:12 PM

auto pilot
 
I have a 1987 Pied Piper 27ft... i want to have an autopilot installed .... any suggestions as to what kind? and can it be done.. I live in New Bern N.C... Does anybody out there have a Pied Piper??
Kevin

patrickrea 07-30-2009 02:39 AM

It isn't that hard to add an AP to your boat. Is it tiller or wheel? How much do you want to spend?

sailortjk1 07-30-2009 09:28 AM

How much does it displace?

kev1951 07-31-2009 02:46 PM

it has a wheel which ones would you recommend

camaraderie 07-31-2009 03:51 PM

There is only one wheel pilot made today.
http://images.westmarine.com/full/9394438.jpgRaymarine x-5

Boasun 07-31-2009 07:17 PM

I remember Auto Pilot, Wasn't he the one that hit the bridge, the pier, the Oil rig, and multible other vessels along with every buoy in the channel.
Auto Pilots are like a small child let loose in a china & Cutlery shop with open cans of poisons. They have to be watched all the time and every minute of the day. Aside of that Auto pilots do help.

JiffyLube 07-31-2009 09:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by camaraderie (Post 510117)
There is only one wheel pilot made today.
http://images.westmarine.com/full/9394438.jpgRaymarine x-5

Actually there is another: CPT Autopilot Inc.

The difference with this one is it does not work by following GPS waypoints, which could be a handy cap to some people.


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