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09-25-2008 10:47 PM
okawbow
Quote:
Originally Posted by ARMADILLOkev View Post
Hello from New Zealand, Thanks for keeping this thread alive. I'm just making a purchasing decission between a TP 10 or an Raymarine ST1000. The TP 10 seems to win based on price (and it would seem reliability). I'm planning on using it on a Noelex 25.

Cheers

Kevin.
I use the Simrad 10 on a Bristol 24, 5800# displacement. It handles the boat nicely in most conditions. You need to learn when to adjust the units 1-10 settings for the sea state and wind direction. If you get the sails balanced, it always does a good job. Mine has been very reliable. I slide a long, clear plastic bag over the unit in rain and spray conditions.
09-25-2008 10:00 PM
ARMADILLOkev Hello from New Zealand, Thanks for keeping this thread alive. I'm just making a purchasing decission between a TP 10 or an Raymarine ST1000. The TP 10 seems to win based on price (and it would seem reliability). I'm planning on using it on a Noelex 25.

Cheers

Kevin.
07-11-2008 10:43 PM
sailingdog Capita- You really shouldn't post multiple threads on the exact same topic.

As I said in the other thread you asked this same question in:

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Two things to check.

First, the Garmin 276C is set to the Garmin protocol, not NMEA 0183 by default. You need to change the serial port setup to NMEA and check the settings. They should be 4800 baud, 8 bits, No parity, 1 stop bit.

Second, Garmin doesn't use a signal ground, so you have to connect the Simrad's NMEA In - line to the 12 VDC system ground.

That should do it.

BTW, you really should start a new thread when you have questions that are essentially off-topic. I'd also recommend you read the post in my signature.

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Originally Posted by capitaodeareia View Post
I don't obtain success in connecting my tp32 with the garmin 276C using nmea 0183. Did anybody already manage to do that?
07-11-2008 09:47 PM
capitaodeareia I don't obtain success in connecting my tp32 with the garmin 276C using nmea 0183. Did anybody already manage to do that?
04-27-2008 06:19 PM
TomandKarens34 I have the TP-10. I don't use it often but it works great when conditions are stable. I think I have to adjust the gain as it makes too many tiny adjustments responding to wave action.
04-27-2008 12:40 PM
jgeissinger
Simrad TP10

I have had a TP10 on my Catalina 27 for several years. It works fine under sail with no interface, but you may need to make periodic adjustments to your course. I use it mostly when motoring, but since I am almost always shorthanded, it gets used a lot under sail as well. I have done a couple of overnight races doublehanded, where you are allowed an autopilot. It was used almost all the time, including a 9 hour stretch under chute, until the wind and following seas got to a point where no autopilot would have steered. It's not perfect, but it is well worth the money, and I would buy the same thing again.
04-27-2008 11:16 AM
JimsCAL I have used a Navico TP1800 for over 10 years on my 30 ft Cal with very good success. I believe this unit is the predecessor of the Simrad 10. I have found it is important to properly balance your boat with just a bit of weather helm to get the unit to work well. Unit is great on cruises when motoring for any length of time.
04-27-2008 10:24 AM
camaraderie Actually I believe Simrad owns Navico.
I have a Simrad under deck autopilot and love it. In reviewing the tillerpilot options it appears there is little functional difference between the 10 and the 22 except for the ability to integrate other electronics...they are both screw driven and power and thrust specs are quite close. The 32 uses a recirculating design and is significantly more powerful so would be my choice for mediuum to larger size tiller steered vessels as you ALWAYS want more auto pilot capability than you think you need unless you are just using one as "crew" in protected waters.
04-27-2008 12:07 AM
artbyjody
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Originally Posted by Carebear562 View Post
CS271409 and bluetommy
I too was fooled by jerryr's post, but it got you guys talking and I'm listening.

You seem to be having good success with the Simrad TP10 on Cs27's, which I also have. But you say you are not connecting it to other instruments. How can the tiller pilot sail the boat without being connected to a wind instrument? Are you only using it under power? I want to connect it to a Raymarine ST-40 wind instrument (so the tiller pilot can hold a set wind angle).

Our Raymarine dealer is checking into becoming a Simrad dealer as well, but advises me that there may be interface problems between a Raymarine wind instrument and a Simrad tiller pilot.

What do you suggest?

Cheers! Carebear562
MY C-27 had the Simrad wp30 - and I had the full complement of Raymarine C-80 and St-60 stuff... it all works under the NMEA standard. If you have a specific question on how to make it work I can give you the insight .... they work well together...
04-27-2008 12:04 AM
Carebear562 CS271409 and bluetommy
I too was fooled by jerryr's post, but it got you guys talking and I'm listening.

You seem to be having good success with the Simrad TP10 on Cs27's, which I also have. But you say you are not connecting it to other instruments. How can the tiller pilot sail the boat without being connected to a wind instrument? Are you only using it under power? I want to connect it to a Raymarine ST-40 wind instrument (so the tiller pilot can hold a set wind angle).

Our Raymarine dealer is checking into becoming a Simrad dealer as well, but advises me that there may be interface problems between a Raymarine wind instrument and a Simrad tiller pilot.

What do you suggest?

Cheers! Carebear562
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