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Old 05-14-2010, 09:05 PM   #1
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Default Raymarine S1000 ON 2680 Glacier Bay

Anyone running the above model on 2680 Coastal Runner and how does it perform I do a lot of slow trolling for sailfish /marlin live and dead bait etc does it track fairly straight at slow trolling speeds
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I use it and it works great. Straight as an arrow at speed. It can have a hard time into the wind at idle but I think they all do. I use mine when trolling 3.5 knots and that's fine. Go for it.
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After talking to the tech at raymarine and installing the unit there's a few things to consider. U should be fine with the unit. U will have a hard time slow trolling with the unit because it uses feedback communication from the gps not its own information. If u have the money I would recommend a better unit that has a more substantial pump. But if ur concerned about the price the s100 will be fine and if u have to replace the entire system u can do it 3 times almost before u pay foer the bigger ones.
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I'm pretty sure there's at least one member here who has the S1000 on a cat. You might look through the relevant threads and PM him. I'd have to ask bradv what he meant by "hard time" slow trolling because he clearly has good advice. That said, I haven't had any problems trolling between 3-8 knots and have noticed how pin-straight the wake signature is.
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Hard time meaning if ur going to consistently be trolling below 5 mph then I wouldn't recommend the unit. The unit is very sensitive to not getting a good reading over ground. So if ur slow trolling 3 mph and u have any kind of tide or current opposing you it will more than likely beep at you and stop.
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Hard time meaning if ur going to consistently be trolling below 5 mph then I wouldn't recommend the unit. The unit is very sensitive to not getting a good reading over ground. So if ur slow trolling 3 mph and u have any kind of tide or current opposing you it will more than likely beep at you and stop.

My Glacier Bay does fine down to 3 knots in any sea. Cats are not affected by wind, more by current but still no problems. It shoots perfectly staight when putting out the spread and i frequently turn it on to go sit on the hard top with the remote. My only complaint is that the pump is loud. I have it mounted under the helm and at trolling speed it's very loud in the pilot house. I can't hear it at speed.
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Thanks brad'. If I'm correctly following what you're saying - or the tech said - then not only tide and current but also wind and might make it difficult for the unit to hold a steady course at a slower trolling speed. Essentially, conditions that might "push" the boat around might create a problem for the S1000 at slower speeds.

I haven't experienced a problem with opposing tides and trolling against the current, but I haven't trolled when the wind and waves are up yet so I can't report on those conditions. I know in previous threads some of the guys have reported how their boat has performed over time, however I don't recall if they talked about trolling.

Edit: lol as I was writing so was jbg' Hey jbg' I know what you mean with the sound of the pump. Same same when at speed versus trolling.
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I was trolling at 1.5mph with my S1000. Wind and current was't a problem, but some big boat wakes would make it pull a Carzy Ivan...
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Decided to go with the RM S1000 on the G.B. 2680 and found it to be very straight trolling around 3-5 knots mainly for sailfish small Blacks certainly no problem with tide or wind affecting the A.P.agree can't hear the pump at cruise is noisy at troll .Several times now at windy conditions 30 knots I have turned the A.P. off so the pump doesn't have to work so hard, bearing in mind it is at the upper limit for this boat
great and easy install and would reccomend it
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Glad to hear it went well for u. We put that unit on the 2530 parker that weighs out around 10k so it'll do it. Its a great unit for the price.
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