I cruise the west coast of Florida and purchased the Raymarine SmartPilot X-5 Wheel autopilot about a year ago. Having had an electronic background I decided to install the unit myself. I installed all the Raymarine Smart Pilot X-5 autopilot components myself on my Watkins 27-foot sailboat. Installation was easier
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I have been using the Raymarine Smartpilot ST6001 (hydraulic) auto pilot for about five years now. It is installed on a Stamas 29 Tarpon open fisherman. I primarily fish around Key Largo, FL. The Stamas has a single diesel inboard engine and a partial tunnel drive which is great for
I have the Raymarine S1000 autopilot installed this on my 23-foot pontoon boat. When it is working properly, this autopilot is nice to have aboard. Unfortunately, when it fails to work right I find it can be a major pain in the neck. In my estimation the unit works right
The Raymarine Dragonfly 5.7 is a combination of GPS and fish finder, making it an ideal tool for those who want a bit more fishing success even in unfamiliar waters. At just over $700 at most retailers, it is still considered an affordable model, and is packed to the gills with features.
Small boat navigation is better with a simple yet high performance multi-function compact GPS chart plotter and digital fish finder. The Raymarine e7D is one of the most advanced options on the market which is also available in the mid cost range for plotters and fish finders. It is highly specialized to work in nearly every environment with real time data. Fetching fish data is possible with only a few selections.