SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance > New Auto pilot Raymarine vs simarad
 Not a Member? 


Thread: New Auto pilot Raymarine vs simarad Reply to Thread
Title:
  

By choosing to post the reply below you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Topic Review (Newest First)
01-14-2003 03:08 AM
WHOOSH
New Auto pilot Raymarine vs simarad

Just to ''second'' Majoun''s comments, I found the new, consolidated Simrad organization abrupt in ineffective in addressing successive poorly molded parts on my Navico cockpit-mounted a/p. Perhaps in the interim 2+ year period, they''ve become more capable (and motivated) to support products with a Navico heritage...but I think it''s good ''Darwinian Retail Theory'' for all of us to support companies that treat us right in the first place, while avoiding those that don''t.

Jack
01-13-2003 06:15 PM
majoun
New Auto pilot Raymarine vs simarad

Simrad has done a very poor job of providing support for Navico (and probably any other company it acquired). That did not sit well with the Navico owners who needed repairs or advice.

I went thru the comparison last year: that''s why I went with Raymarine. Besides, it matches up well with my other Raymarine electronics. No problems encountered, and installation was very easy.
01-06-2003 12:12 PM
Maine Sail
New Auto pilot Raymarine vs simarad

I removed a Raytheon and installed a Simrad WP30 two years ago and have never looked back. I sail a 36 foot sloop and this thing even does well down wind with a following sea! I linked it to my Garmin GPS plotter and I can literally run over the Nuns/Cans in the fog if I''m not careful. It can steer a better course than I can for longer periods and I have not had one problem with it in approx 2200 nm.
12-25-2002 04:21 AM
WHOOSH
New Auto pilot Raymarine vs simarad

Joe:

"Isn''t the Simrad the original Robertson model. Simrad boughtr out Navico and Robertson to corner the market."

I believe it depends on which type of Simrad a/p you are referring to. Simrad''s line of cockpit-mounted a/p''s are simply Navico''s former line-up with a different colored plastic.

Jack
12-24-2002 12:08 PM
TDanz87646
New Auto pilot Raymarine vs simarad

Denr
Isn''t the Simrad the original Robertson model. Simrad boughtr out Navico and Robertson to corner the market. The Robertson enjoyed the best reputation in the marine industry.
Joe
12-20-2002 12:15 PM
Denr
New Auto pilot Raymarine vs simarad

I evaluated both units when I purchased a new wheel pilot a couple years ago. The Simrad had a larger motor, drew less current, had a higher speed than the AH 4000. (Advantage Simrad) I also know a number of owners that have experienced problems with the control head micros-switches failing on the Autohelm unit. (Advantage Simrad) The housing on the Simrad is manufactured out of aluminum, the Raymarine out of plastic. (Advantage Simrad) The Simrad had fuzzy logic software at the time, the Raymaine did not although they may have it today. (Advantage Simrad at the time) The installation for the Simrad was very simple as the fluxgate is on the control head, the Raymaine unit required that the fluxgate be mounted in the bilge area. (Advantage Simrad) The only negative the Simrad unit has is that you must reach around the wheel to make course corrections, reaching through the wheel could result in a pinched pinky. (Advantage Raymarine) although I reach through the spokes anyway, don''t try this at home,I am a professional.
12-20-2002 10:07 AM
Sailmc
New Auto pilot Raymarine vs simarad

If your belt drive is new enough you might save some money by using your contol head with a new 4000 drive however the newer computers are much better than the old. My personal preference is for the Raymarine. I have had both the first and second generation of wheel pilot and have had a few minor problems with both but they can be owner serviced with the exception of the actual electronics.
12-20-2002 07:21 AM
obiec
New Auto pilot Raymarine vs simarad

Well I am going to be buying a new weal pilot or auto pilot for my 33 foot boat this year. Dose any one have any insight as to quality between the brands I am looking at a Raymarine weal pilot , how ever simrad has a nice one also that is a little easier to install. I presently have a Raymarins belt drive but I am going to be doing a lot of miles next year and I wont to put it away as a spare.

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:30 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.