Check out the great review of Pelagic Autopilots in the September issue of PracticalSailor. The Pelagic Standard Autopilot received the “Best Choice” award and the Pelagic Heavy Autopilot received the “Recommended” rating! Come see us at the Annapolis Sailboat Show, Oct. 12 -15, Tent C-31.
Pelagic Autopilot Heavy Below Deck System. Ships in 5 - 10 business days
This system combines the Pelagic Heavy-Duty Electronics package with the Heavy Pelagic Hydraulic Linear Actuator. Theactuator and rudder sensor are manufactured in the UK and are the same offered by our more expensive competition.
Suitable for boats up to 52 feet (15.5m), its integrated design provides the power and reliability of a hydraulic system without external hoses and reservoirs.
Designed for ease of installation, the unit is supplied with a quick release mount, tiller bolt (for attaching to quadrant or similar) and fitting kit.
The unit includes the rudder reference/feedback unit that mounts directly onto the actuator, simplifying installation.
The control head can be mounted in 4 different orientations; stern facing (the most popular and shown in the above photo), bow facing, port facing or starboard facing. This is the direction that the buttons on the control panel face. To simplify installation, we preset this at the factory but you can easily change this once onboard without having to recalibrate the system. When placing your order, specify your preferred orientation.
The black drive box is designed for higher amperage systems and includes temperature sensing, status lights and heatsink.
Control head with internal compass/gyros with controls on front panel
Heavy duty motor drive electronics unit
Pelagic Hydraulic Linear Actuator with 10" stroke
20' IP68 quick connect data cable for connecting the control and motor drive units
Wireless remote control (see accessories)
Adds support for course changes of 10° and 25°
Adds support for rudder indicator feature
Fabric cover for control head (see accessories)
Data from nine MEMS sensors monitor the vessel's attitude and is used to adjust course and to compensate for roll, pitch, and yaw.
NMEA 0183 data can be monitored to enable wind direction steering.
A simple user interface is implemented in a watertight control head.
Support for 2°, 10°, 25° and 95° course adjustment
10° and 25° course adjustments require use of optional wireless remote
Dimmable LED lamps indicate system status
Low voltage indicator
The control head and motor drive are housed in IP watertight enclosures