I am looking at a Simrad Tiller Pilot 10 for my Bristol 27 (6600 lbs). Anyone have any experience with this device?
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...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?
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.
I don't obtain success in connecting my tp32 with the garmin 276C using nmea 0183. Did anybody already manage to do that?