Although nothing replaces a vigilant watch, an autopilot on your sailboat is steadier
and more dependable than another hand aboard. It doesn't grow tired, is unflinching
in accuracy, and lets you know if there is a problem. When shorthanded, it will
maintain your course while you attend to the chores and routine of living afloat.
A comment from the owner of AhoyCaptain: On several single-handed offshore hops I've made on my Vega 27, the quiet intermittent whirring of an older Autohelm Tillerpilot was a comforting reminder that
all was well. The newer tiller pilot autopilots provide powerful thrust, quick
hard-over times, are weatherproof and accept electronic navigational input.
packaged units come with all components pre-figured for standard installations.