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post #8 of Old 07-28-2018
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Re: Wheel pilots - which one?

I like the ev 100 for the money. Boat is 11,000 lbs and it does a good job... up to a point. Not for ocean passages in blustery conditions. I thought that the 4000 was a belt drive? The ev100 is a direct drive wheel pilot. The controller (P70) is a real advancement in technology. Your sailing venue and the type of sailing that you do will determine if a below deck AP is worth the significant displacement of coin that will be necessary to purchase and install one of these over the wheel pilot. In my case it wasn't. If I had more cash on hand and less projects clamoring for what little there is then perhaps I would have went for the EV200 below deck unit. Just another compromise......
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