That looks EXACTLY like the Pelagic linear actuator!!!I have good experience with https://pcnautic.nl/nl/autopilot/pcnautic-autopilot-detail
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The Pelagic actuator (and apparently PCNautic) is a generic off-the-shelf part which can be sourced directly from the supplier but without Pelagic support (obviously).After doing a bit more research, I think I'll get a Pelagic above deck linear actuator to go with the current Raymarine EV-1 / ACU-100. I'll add a Raymarine rudder angle sensor as well.
Great thanks!My last boat had a tiller pilot (Raymarine, EV-100) and the control unit was over the companionway, so it wasn't possible to reach both the tiller and the controller without moving. I found it only slightly awkward - generally when the autopilot is shut down and put away it's centred, or nearly so, so I would just attach it in whatever direction it was pointing and then move forward to click on Auto and away we'd go. That few seconds of starting to steer the wrong way never bothered me much - so it may not be so bad if you decide to put the display somewhere you want vs. somewhere you think it needs to be.
If you’ve already got B&G 5000, get the 5000 pilot. I just bought one for $1k from a B&G reseller, tested and complete. Will outperform any of the pilot computers you might find for that money (since it requires the 5000 cpu that you already have), and will talk to pretty much any drive.I’m looking for great-ish, cheap-ish and reliable. And plays well with B&G 5000 on a fast boat.
You don’t need a B&G drive for a B&G pilot, FWIWHe is looking at the Simrad SD10 drive which is ~$1700,
If you sell brand new SD10s with Simrad's warranty @$750, let me know I have a couple of businesses that would like to buy from you.
If you are going to pay $2800 for a T1 or a T2 let me know..He needs a T1 if he is displacing 9000 pounds.
B&G t0 =~$1700
B&G t1= ~ $2200
B&G t2 =~ $2500
L&S are in the same price range.
If you are in the US order from the EU and the drives will be even cheaper.
Read my post in context, we were discussing pricing around B&G and L&S, nothing else.You don’t need a B&G drive for a B&G pilot, FWIW
Many people do not know that drives are usually not proprietary and can be used with different systems. You never know who reads these threads who have been searching for answers. That’s how I found it. It’s not all about you.Read my post in context, we were discussing pricing around B&G and L&S, nothing else.
Really? I would have not know if you haven't told me, who would have known that you can use anything you want, or even your own fabrication.
It is all about reading the thread and understanding the context before assuming.Many people do not know that drives are usually not proprietary and can be used with different systems. You never know who reads these threads who have been searching for answers. That’s how I found it. It’s not all about you.
On down wind courses (up to 6Bft North Sea, moderate, following seas) on manetic compass mode.I have been looking into their offering and dove into the code to see what options there are to tune or adapt. You can create your own version of the autopilot model to actually change downwind and upwind behaviour in tacks and gybes for example. Which I would like to do out of dislike for the behaviour of other pilots.
How are you using it?
Have you used it in a (semi-)planing sailboat, downwind spinnaker with a following sea?