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 System for Heavy Tiller Steered Vessels - Ships 3 weeks after order received.
This system combines the Pelagic Heavy Duty Electronics package with a Type 2, ruggedized 12V actuator to handle heavier, tiller steered vessels.
In use by offshore sailors and racers around the world, the Pelagic Autopilot is a sophisticated, yet simple standalone system designed to perform in a variety of conditions.
Our state of the art 9 axis gyro based system processes data on the vessel's pitch, roll and yaw to monitor and predict boat movement in any sea state, whether surfing downwind or beating against the trades. Its internal compass is independent of other onboard systems, allowing the autopilot to keep you on course long after the chartplotter gives out.
If you want to sail a high course or maintain sheet angles despite compass headings, the Pelagic system can incorporate your NMEA 0183 apparent wind data as well. NMEA 2K requires a gateway, like the Actisense NGW-1.
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 and controls on front panel
Heavy duty motor drive electronics unit
Heavy duty, ruggedized actuator with Bulgin connector, mounting bracket, stainless rod-end and stainless tiller pin
20' quick connect data cable for connecting control and motor drive units
Watertight deck mounted Bulgin connector and dust cover
Wireless remote control (see accessories)
Adds support for course changes of 10° and 25°
Fabric covers for actuators and 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 the optional wireless remote
Dimmable LED lamps indicate system status.
Low voltage indicator
The control head and motor drive are housed in IP watertight enclosures.