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Re: Anyone using the SmartPilot X-5 Wheel?
IIRC the X-5 is good to 13K lbs, and most folks recommend you stay at about 80%, so around 11K lbs. You might be pushing the limit of an X5, so the X7?!?! would probably be the better choice for you.
Also, the X5 does have an option with out the control head. As it can be used with "OTHER" Raymarine heads to control it. Like the C/E7 or equal plotters. You do not have to use the control head the is sold in the pkg. Not sure what other electronics you have on board, but you may already have the electronic part!
I've personally been toying with the ST2000+ or X5 tiller option. But I am about 7K lbs. At the limit of the 1000, and reasonably below the St2000 at 10K and X5 at 13K lbs.
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