Marine Electronics Forum - Suggested Auto Pilot
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06-05-2007, 10:09 AM
What would be best autopilot for a 28' cc with 2x225 (Optis - 2001)?
Main use would be for trolling and cruising - not wreck fishing or anything requiring advanced features! TR-1 seems to be the best in market but may be too pricey and advanced for my needs.
Price, reliability and ease of function are main considerations.
06-05-2007, 12:23 PM
06-05-2007, 01:18 PM
IMO, Simrad "wrote the book on autopilots". Customer service I've receivedfrom them is the best I've ever seen from anyone!
06-06-2007, 03:19 AM
I love my furuno but simrad has done it from day one.Mark
06-06-2007, 10:21 PM
Advanced-Yes and no
Save your money and get the best, its well worth the $$
06-07-2007, 12:05 AM
Have heard nothing but good things about the Simrad, But I am LOVING the TR-1
06-07-2007, 07:55 AM
TR-1 is the best way to go. I know that it seems expensive, but once you use it , you will never look back
06-08-2007, 03:18 AM
06-08-2007, 03:19 AM
06-09-2007, 10:46 AM
TR-1 well worth the money. saves your shoulders. :thumbsup:
06-09-2007, 03:25 PM
no one here is saying why a tr-1 is better...here's why:
if you fish get the tr-1..... look down this post for a guy that owned both a tr-1 and a simrad named hare2:
further here's a guy who burned up a simrad doing what a tr-1 does naturally (the tr-1 auto disconnects when you turn the wheel)
further a tr-1 will work in reverse and hold you in current as a virtual anchor while you catch baitfish....no other AP does that....
06-09-2007, 03:42 PM
Rumor has it the TR-1 might be a bit more competitive pricewise now that they've been acquired by Garmin.
I had one on my last boat, the "virtual anchor" is the bomb. :thumbsup: