October '23 - Scott Jones aboard the classic 32ft Atkin commented on his recent singlehanded trip with the Heavy Pelagic autopilot doing the steering.
“I love it! Easy install (although I had to improvise a few things due to schedule). It steered well through a bumpy sail through the potato patch. Had no problem with 2-3 meter seas and 20 kts.
Express 27 Elise #101 Blasting across SF Bay
Webb Chiles, St Helena to St Lucia. Discussing his autopilot choice for the tight reach:
Monitor windvane and tiller actuator, redundancy with the Pelagic.
Webb Chiles St Lucia to Marathon, s/v Gannet (AP shown at 2:30): https://youtube.com/watch?v=Q5Q3pifnaA8 >
Webb discussing the light winds after a front and the Pelagic's steering in those conditions:
Webb Chiles, Durban SA to St Helena:
Spring Olson 34 Delivery from SF to LA - big winds:
Valiant 40, s/v Rennaissance, Karl's below deck system with rudder sensor.
Windvane Example: John's 32' Double ender with a Monitor vane and Pelagic compass steering via a cable to the actuator. This allows compass or windvane steering without climbing out on the boomkin to attach an actuator.
Dufour-30, Paul Trammels Experience:
Dan describes his recent installation of the Pelagic Tiller Actuator on s/v Great White here: http://svgreatwhite.blogspot.com/2016/03/the-pelagic-autopilot.html?
Jeff Goff reports from Florida that his Vardo custom built cat has logged 1200 miles off the Florida Coast using the Pelagic AP and tiller actuator. Jeff has plans to put another 2000 miles on the boat and AP over the fall sailing season. http://sailingcatamarans.blogspot.ca/
Wind following mode interfaced to B & G instruments under test on s/v Domino. SF Bay – Gusty Conditions https://plus.google.com/100809239060495358328/posts/4z2WgmvquCY
The full keel Westsail 32, Tortuga, uses a Pelagic Tiller actuator as the primary autopilot steering device. Randy indicates that the device works very well on the 19500 lb (8850 kg) vessel with a stern hung rudder.
The Amel 46, “Echapee” uses the Pelagic Autopilot to steer the center cockpit vessel. Autopilot Steering Heavy Displacement Cruiser
Installation of the Tiller actuator on J92 Rag Time Bob’s J92 Installation
Tiller Wand Express 27 Elise #101 Blasting across SF Bay
Tiller Wand in Action on Martin 32 Martin 32