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Re: Tiller Pilot on Windvane


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.

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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.

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Re: Tiller Pilot on Windvane


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.


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Re: Tiller Pilot on Windvane

Thanks to all for your suggestions - they are appreciated !

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