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Pelagic Autopilots, anyone had any experience with them

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IMO the drive unit looks OK, and is cheap enough. Easy to hook up to a raymarine or B&G pilot to have a full function pilot though - that's what I'd do. No need for actisense for nmea 2k interface, electronics below deck, good features with a Triton pilot - jybe prevention, great wind angle steering, pitch roll and yaw correction etc.

 

This interests me, because id like to try the triton pilot but on a tiller steer boat there are not many options. Sd10 but thats about $1000 too much. So maybe the b&g pilot and a cheaper drive like this? Plus a rfu and precision9 compass?

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I have a Pelagic I am installing shortly on my Mull 31.

Brian Boschma, the designer and developer is a really good communicator.

I have emailed questions on 3 occasions and received replies within 24 hours.

Hi Battgirl

 

How did the pelagic ap install go? Also how is it going for you?

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Hi Meister work got in the way of boat stuff big time.I will be doing the install finally in the next couple of weeks as I have some work free time. I will let you know how it goes. Cheers

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Hi Meister work got in the way of boat stuff big time.I will be doing the install finally in the next couple of weeks as I have some work free time. I will let you know how it goes. Cheers

Thanks, am very interested to see how it works out before ordering one

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Strong looking unit. Wouldn’t mind on myself I knotice my autohelm over Xmas was very hot some days , so I layed a damp rag over it to cool it Weather didn’t help but never missed a beat. But these look great ,

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Youtube has a number of vids of different size yachts using them. Webb Chiles on his Moore 24 Gannet is the best known user of the Pelagic. The lead time for them has gone from 3 weeks to 6 weeks in the last 12 months. What does that tell you?

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There is a reason NONE of the vendee globe boats used Raymarine. The leaders all used B&G systems, including APs.

The pelagic is fine if all you want is to hold a heading.

If you want an AP to steer to wind, navigate, compensate for tides and currents etc, then give me a call or a pm and we can discuss what’s suits your sailing best.

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