AutoPilots

  • June 06, 2015 10:46
    Message # 3377606

    Ahoy! I have a fellow Singlehanded Sailing Society friend that has started a new company specializing in autopilots:

    http://pelagicautopilot.com

    I have tested out and used the tiller arm unit a few times with great success. It plugs straight into my existing Raymarine set up. The Pelagic arm is stronger than the Raymarine arm and handles Tortuga with ease.

    http://pelagicautopilot.com/products/tiller-steer-product/

    Thought I would pass it along for those interested.

    Cheers,

    Randy 

     W32 Tortuga

    Last modified: June 08, 2015 17:09 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • June 06, 2015 16:16
    Reply # 3377767 on 3377606

    It's great to see a start up compete with the big guys . Good luck !

  • June 07, 2015 03:23
    Reply # 3377994 on 3377606

    Randy,

    Thanks for passing this along. I have the ST4000+ and it has been giving me good service for a long time. This unit looks like a great backup or even a primary with the Raymarine as backup. I've always been a little concerned since the Raymarine is only rated at 16000# displacement. This looks like a more robust unit. Does it "plug and play" with the existing head and fluxgate? Also the wind vane option looks really good.

    Thanks,

    Werner

  • June 07, 2015 12:29
    Reply # 3378328 on 3377606

    Hi - Yes it is truly plug and play with my Raymarine X-5 set up. I simply plug it into the existing socket and put it in the same place on my cap rail and head unit works perfectly. 

    You are correct, the other option is the arm that connects to the Monitor. I personally haven't used this yet but I know others that have with success.

    http://pelagicautopilot.com/products/wind-vane-gyro-controller/

    Cheers,

    Randy 

    W32 Tortuga



    Last modified: June 08, 2015 17:08 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • June 07, 2015 22:48
    Reply # 3378725 on 3377606

    Randy thanks for the link.

    And yes, it is great there is a little guy trying to beat out the big boys I just hope they don't sell out to one of the three.

    I assume you have a unit? are they allowing much in the way of user programing?

    They state something about learning mode, I assume this is a program mode. That allows some course changes due to pitch and roll, which would be really great!!!!

    In any case, I wish them the very best, it is a cool design idea.



    Last modified: June 07, 2015 22:49 | Anonymous member
  • June 09, 2015 13:13
    Reply # 3380784 on 3377606

    Thanks for the info Randy,  I expect to be ordering a new ram soon.   Dave

  • February 07, 2016 19:35
    Reply # 3805922 on 3377606

    Has anyone had more experience with these since the summer time? 

    The testimonial page now shows a pic (large version here) of the drive installed on Mike Poor's W32:


  • February 08, 2016 06:07
    Reply # 3806659 on 3377606
    Anonymous

    I purchased a Pelgic Actuator but so far have only used it at the dock. It works fine there. The actuator mounts different on our boat than Mike Poor's W32.  I believed I needed a different mounting part than came with the actuator.  I might have been wrong about that but Brian Boschma from Pelgic machined a modified part the next day and shipped it to me at no cost. GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE. I will update after I get some hours on the actuator.

    Larry

    W32 Heron



  • February 17, 2016 16:01
    Reply # 3828667 on 3377606

    Larry,

    Would you post a picture of your installation?

    Thanks,

    Jeff

    W32 Odyssey

  • November 20, 2017 19:48
    Reply # 5595554 on 3377606

    I have ordered a complete system from Brian at Pelagic and would like to set it up similar to how Michael Poor’s system is installed. Michael, iif you read this, please let me know if you are satisfied with the placement of your install. Also, any additional feed ack would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks, Will

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