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We have both the linear drive on the quadrant and a rotary drive , both Raymarine , with a switch over . Not missed a beat in 19 years and 63,000 miles . Pochon in Hyeres ( v. good ) took both off the boat after about 55,000 miles and serviced them but said but said both were in good condition
Ian and Judy , Pen Azen SM 302 Kilada
On 16 Nov 2019, at 18:38, ngtnewington Newington via Groups.Io <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I delighted with my Raymarine Autopilot. It has been great but it is now 13 years old. Having done a lot of hand steering on my first boat, we only had a servo pendulum windvane, I know how tedious it can be. I would much rather be light on crew but have autopilot back up.
So how reliable do other owners find these Raymarine autopilots? Am I just lucky?
To that end I am thinking of buying a spare to have on board, including a new linear drive unit.
The new Raymarine would be the obvious choice;
Exactly same linear drive unit
New fancy heading sensor EV1
Does anyone have any thoughts.
Ashore Kilada Greece