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scorp 48

Raymarine ST2000 auto tiller

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looking at an auto tiller for a 35 foot cruiser racer in preparation for some two handed offshore racing. Boat weighs approx 4000kg

anyone out there got anything good or bad to say about the Raymarine ST2000 auto tiller pls??

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I have one on a 35 and it is good for motoring but wont handle any serious sailing. All over the place on any reach in breeze. For DH go bigger

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I have an ST2000 on my Mirage 25. OK for tacking and motoring, it is hopeless at maintaining a course, swings of 15 degrees or more on a reach. The wind function is a bit better, but not as good as the wheel pilot I had on my last boat. I would look at the EV100, it has fixed sensors and more of them, it should do a much better job.

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It have one on my Mumm 36. I'd doesn't l Ike going down wind in waves. Might be that I didin't go to the trouble of following the directions to set gain and damping.

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I wish they had an option for a metal female fitting on the end of the ram. I'm on my third one, and the plastic fitting always wallows out, introducing more play than it should. I cannot even find a replacement.

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Same on my C&c 27- worked great as we motored home from the LO 300 in dead calm - won't hold a course when sailing in any kind of wind

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I think somewhere in the manual it says you have to reef at 12 knots. But sometimes it just goes apeshit for no apparent reason and turns the boat completely around. Usually when there's an oil tanker bearing down in the channel :o

 

It sure makes single-handing a lot more bearable most of the time, though.

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