Tiller Pilot on Windvane - Page 2 - SailNet Community
 2Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 14 Old 07-12-2015
s/v Pelagic
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 71
Thanks: 0
Thanked 12 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 17
 
Re: Tiller Pilot on Windvane

Sam,

We also have had the ST1000 on our Monitor for years. Never had a water intrusion problem in Mexico but do have a Sunbrella cover for it. I made a plywood stub and cut a hole in the middle then ran a bolt through it (see pic). The biggest improvement was adding an S-100 Raymarine remote control for it. Pushing buttons on the tiller pilot at night underway is dicey.

Because the Monitor folks worried us about the prop wash causing wear, we switched to a 3-blade, fixed prop which did smooth out the water turbulence.

John
s/v Pelagic
1980 C37 Yawl (#22)
Attached Thumbnails
tillerpilot1.JPG  
jnewcomer is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 14 Old 07-18-2015
Not Finished Yet
 
RainDog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Varies
Posts: 828
Thanks: 26
Thanked 54 Times in 47 Posts
Rep Power: 11
 
I definately wish I had the remote. Climbing back there at 4 am is kind of scary sometimes. I usually unclip to do it, which does not help.

That aside have had no problem with ours. Have read (in monitor manual?) about people installing the tiller pilot below deck and attaching to the wind vane with a Morse cable. Seems like a good idea.

Last edited by RainDog; 07-18-2015 at 03:22 PM.
RainDog is offline  
post #13 of 14 Old 07-18-2015
Senior Member
 
Delezynski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Currently in Az. and trailer to various places.
Posts: 557
Thanks: 15
Thanked 43 Times in 39 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
Re: Tiller Pilot on Windvane

Sam,

Another idea you might want to explore is how we set up ours for a short time. Mount the autopilot in a board with a few fittings and a Teleflex engine cable that can snap on the stub vane.

Then the board with the AP & cable end can be put in the aft cabin, or a cockpit locker protected from all the elements.

Greg

Greg & Jill Delezynski
Nor'Sea 27, Guenevere
Home page -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Youtube page -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Youtube Virtual Reality page -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Delezynski is offline  
 
post #14 of 14 Old 07-24-2015 Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 69
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 18
 
Re: Tiller Pilot on Windvane

Thanks to all for your suggestions - they are appreciated !

Sam
samchristo is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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

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:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tiller Pilot Squidd Gear & Maintenance 17 10-18-2012 03:57 PM
Which Tiller Pilot for a Monitor Windvane? Zingaro Gear & Maintenance 21 08-25-2012 02:30 PM
Sheet to Tiller or Windvane? Cruiser2B General Discussion (sailing related) 15 06-26-2012 12:31 PM
Advice for repair of tiller pilot->tiller connection jgsteven Gear & Maintenance 2 09-11-2009 04:53 PM
wind pilot windvane any one know much obiec Gear & Maintenance 1 10-07-2003 08:41 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome