Features April 2014 Issue

When Choosing Pilots, Err on Side of Caution

In a nutshell, autopilots have one main function: to assume control of a vesselís steering and control its heading, be it a specific course or on a selected route or to a waypoint. As with any crucial piece of gear (anchors being a great example), cost should not be the primary consideration in the selection process. Itís crucial to select a unit that has both the power and ability to steer your boat effectively in all sea conditions youíre likely to encounter.

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