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PA8 Pelagic Autopilot System for Heavy Tiller Steered Vessels - - In stock, ships in 3 - 5 business days.

PA8 Pelagic Autopilot System for Heavy Tiller Steered Vessels - - In stock, ships in 3 - 5 business days.

Regular price $1,695.00 Sale

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.

System Includes:  

  • 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 
Available Options:  
  • 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.
  • Actuator rated at 3,200N maximum load
  • Stroke: 10"
  • Actuator speed: 38mm/sec
  • Actuator housed in IP66 rated enclosure

     Pelagic Warranty: One year