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Old 07-12-2015, 01:10 PM   #1
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Thinking I need a new autopilot. What braden do yall think I need have used garmin and simrad. Before
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Old 07-12-2015, 01:34 PM   #2
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We've have a Simrad AP24 with two stations. Since we installed it, 8400 miles ago, we've had zero issues. I'd buy another.
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We've have a Simrad AP24 with two stations. Since we installed it, 8400 miles ago, we've had zero issues. I'd buy another.
I did have a ComNav 1001 on my Mainship Pilot 30 and it was terrific! Over the years, Simrad has been my choice but my present boat has a Raymarine 6002 and it seems to be performing well.

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Old 07-12-2015, 06:14 PM   #4
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my present boat has a Raymarine 6002 and it seems to be performing well.
Same unit...7 years old with additional wireless remote for the bridge. Working perfectly..
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Old 07-12-2015, 06:25 PM   #5
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I have only used simrad and garmin the boat has a cetreck in it and it's giving me problems don't want to put any money into it. I was thinking an ap24
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Don't dump your old unit in the dumpster. We had an old Robertson that the AP24 replaced. We sold the pieces on eBay and netted ~$1,100.
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Old 07-12-2015, 07:30 PM   #8
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Don't dump your old unit in the dumpster. We had an old Robertson that the AP24 replaced. We sold the pieces on eBay and netted ~$1,100.
Perhaps because the Simrad is, to a large degree, a relabeled and tarted up Robertson. What advantages have you witnessed since making the switch?
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Old 07-12-2015, 08:43 PM   #10
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Perhaps because the Simrad is, to a large degree, a relabeled and tarted up Robertson. What advantages have you witnessed since making the switch?
Better tracking in following seas, a smarter CPU(?), the pump doesn't work as hard as it did in various sea conditions, it's NMEA 2K and I can still get service for it. The Robertson was a great AP but when we made the change it was no longer supported and we knew we would be out of the US for several years. It was an easy upgrade, plus selling the old unit, we figured it was on my schedule instead of Neptune's.
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I love my ComNav. It is tough and reliable.
It handles all sorts of seas well.
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I love my ComNav. It is tough and reliable.
It handles all sorts of seas well.
I will agree with that, we had a comnav on the last boat and it was trouble free for over 15 years..there are a lot of them in commercial boats in the PNW

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Com nav is the way to go. Durable, adj7stable, no nonsense.
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