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Simrad AP12H Autopilot Review

The Simrad AP12H autopilot package comes with a course computer, control head, compass, hydraulic pump, and linear feedback unit. Another version of this autopilot is available for boats with mechanical cable steering. Basic Operation Operation of the Simrad AP12H is fairly simple. With the unit turned on, the Stby/Auto LED

Raymarine S1000 Autopilot Review

Raymarine loaned us the Raymarine S1000 autopilot for long-term testing aboard our 25′ single-engine Contender. This Raymarine autopilot is designed for boats up to 25′ long equipped with hydraulic steering so our Contender fit the bill perfectly. Three components make up the S1000 autopilot package, the wireless Raymarine S100 controller,

Marine Autopilots Main Page

We’ve run the new Garmin GHP10, Raymarine S1000, Simrad AP12H, and Coursemaster CM80i marine autopilots through their paces aboard our 25′ Contender test boat. A small boat autopilot is one piece of marine electronics we don’t know what we’d do without. It is simply a joy to have one of

Garmin GHP10 Autopilot Review

Garmin sent us the Garmin GHP10 autopilot system for long-term testing aboard our 25′ single-engine Contender. This Garmin autopilot is designed for boats up to approximately 70 feet in length equipped with hydraulic steering. Several components make up the GHP10 autopilot package; they include the Garmin GHC10 control unit, Course

Coursemaster CM80i Autopilot Review

Coursemaster Hydrive loaned us the Coursemaster CM80i autopilot for a year-long review as part of our continuing program of testing and rating small boat marine autopilots. Four components make up the standard Coursemaster CM80i autopilot system: the control/display head, junction box, hydraulic pump/drive, and a fluxgate compass. Another optional component,

ComNav 1420

I purchased the ComNav 1420 autopilot for my 30-foot custom built cabin cruiser “Shadow Dancer”. As far as marine autopilots go the 1420 is a low end, basic marine pilot that still packs a big punch when complimented with desktop/laptop navigation system. In my particular case I use the ComNav