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Old 09-23-2011, 04:53 AM   #21
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RE: What do I need to know to buy an autopilot?

I like that one too, DaddyO, but the core pack alone is the price of the entire X10 package with pump and all. I just can't put that much into it. There are too many other things to pay for this winter.
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Old 09-23-2011, 12:15 PM   #22
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Our OA has a W-H (Will Hamm) unit...small operation out of Seattle area....one of the islands...Widby or Bainbridge, I believe.* Simple heading hold system*with*remote for flybridge.* Believe he equips a lot of fishing boats on*Left*Coast.* Bullet proof, adjustable for sea/speed conditions, power steer, heading hold, and "dodge" features.* Never encountered a sea state where it wouldn't do a better job than a human.* I believe the newer versions can be linked to chart plotter, but not sure.* No idea if he's price competitive.* Nice to work with a small operation.* I had a minor issue*a couple years ago and spoke directly with the designer who identified the problem just from my description.*
*Dang, that sounds almost as if I wrote it. The only thing I'd add is that*Mr. Hamm lives on*Bainbridge Island, and I believe they still have their shop in Ballard.
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Thanks. When you get a chance, I'd love to see a few current pics of the install.
*Here is one of the shut offs and hose connection.
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Old 09-26-2011, 05:33 AM   #24
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RE: What do I need to know to buy an autopilot?

Thanks. What sealant are you using on those threads?
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Thanks. What sealant are you using on those threads?
*Teflon tape. 1st two threads are bare then two wraps.
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I like that one too, DaddyO, but the core pack alone is the price of the entire X10 package with pump and all. I just can't put that much into it. There are too many other things to pay for this winter.
*Will a type1 pump drive your boat? I had to have a type2 which meant the x-30 core pack
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:52 AM   #27
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The stated ram size for the X10 is right down the middle of the range for that pump.
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I installed a Comnav, Cammonder P2,with a Cr -203 remote for the flybridge before I left Fl. to come here to Belize, I researced and found this unit is the choice of most comercial fishing boats from Alaska to Main. I wanted to have a reliable, simple auto and I am so glad I got this machine. It was pricy but it should out last me. It is Wonderful. BB
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