Tiller Pilots

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Re: Tiller Pilots

Postby erbster » Sun May 31, 2015 2:35 pm

Thanks for that info Dennis. This makes the raymarine tiller pilot quite an expensive option if one wants to use the tiller pilot whilst motoring. Almost makes me want to get a new outboard :/
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Re: Tiller Pilots

Postby Dennis » Sun May 31, 2015 5:31 pm

erbster wrote:Thanks for that info Dennis. This makes the raymarine tiller pilot quite an expensive option if one wants to use the tiller pilot whilst motoring. Almost makes me want to get a new outboard :/


A new outboard could be an expensive mistake!

I had exactly the same problem with a Yamaha 4 (4 stroke) and Simrad Tiller Pilot in my previous boat. Although a Marina 4 (2 stroke was OK).

It is a minefield. :confused:
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Re: Tiller Pilots

Postby erbster » Sun May 31, 2015 8:06 pm

Dennis wrote:
erbster wrote: Almost


It is a minefield.


Sure is!
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Re: Tiller Pilots

Postby Paul Turner » Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:49 pm

I wonder if connecting the ST2000 to my Garmin GPS which is NMEA compatible will achieve the same effect without the need for a further external compass?
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Re: Tiller Pilots

Postby Dennis » Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:25 pm

Hello Paul

I am sorry but the ST2000 does not accept the NMEA Heading information. It does accept other NMEA information (check the handbook). However it is the heading which is required for the tiller pilot to work.
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Re: Tiller Pilots

Postby erbster » Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:01 pm

Well, I've taken the plunge and bought a secondhand st1000 from fleabay.
It has no socket and the rsymsrime item is expensive. Bulgin make good waterproof connectors which would be cheaper. They're rated at 3A. Any reason why I shouldn't use a pair of them instead?

Also, Dennis where did you get your flux gate compass?
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Re: Tiller Pilots

Postby Dennis » Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:45 pm

erbster wrote:
Also, Dennis where did you get your flux gate compass?


Hello Charles

You need the full ST40 package, (Electronic compass with external fluxgate). The ST40 readout unit converts the info from the fluxgate into Raymarine "Seatalk" protocol which the ST1000+ requires.

Bought mine on-line from MesLtd cost £197 inc postage (Jan 2013).
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Re: Tiller Pilots

Postby erbster » Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:02 pm

Thanks Dennis. This unit seems to have been superseded and is now a lot more expensive.
Looking at second-hand units. I think this might fit the bill- I would just need to make a sea talk connection to the st1000 I think?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321849813223? ... EBIDX%3AIT
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Re: Tiller Pilots

Postby Stephen Foyle » Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:06 pm

Wishing to install a tiller pilot & wondering has there been any updates on units suitable for the CC. Do members still recommend the same type/make of tiller pilot? Frankly am put off by installing further “ flux gate compasses” and magnetic interference as I’m an electronic Luddite. Does a two stroke engine interfere with the pilot or is it only the four strokes? Can anybody recommend a simple to instal pilot that is reliable and works well in all weathers?

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Re: Tiller Pilots

Postby erbster » Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:56 am

Hi Stephen,

Most seem to have four-stroke outboards, with the Honda being in the majority. This unit definitely causes magnetic interference with a tiller pilot. I don’t know the situation with two-strokes.


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