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I spend nearly a year researching, planning the fit and deciding on the most appropriate autopilot, make the decision to source one at the boat show and what do Raymarine do? They go and announce a new model to be launched at said boat show, that’s what they do. Still if it has no really significant advantages over the current gyro enhanced model I think I will stick with my decision, who knows it may mean some good deals on the “run out†models.

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I think you're right Perry, the only thing I can imagine that would sway me is if the new one is NMEA2000 (seatalk 2) compatible so I can plug it in. Obvously the current model will interface with the C series on plain seatalk 2 so even that wouldn't be a huge bonus. :-D

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Hi,

I have to agree with Ian. Nowadays it seems to be the norm to sell to the public (at a profit of course) what are essentially development or Beta models and wait for the returns and replace them later, cheaper than using a test lab. Let Joe public do the testing for them for free. If people do not return them with a complaint and throw them away, then they are "quids in". People have got too use to the disposable society I'm afraid.

Rgs. Dick

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Well, went with the current model (S2 Gyro) and got a really good deal, after looking at it on the Raymarine stand there is not much difference in the new model and they will not be available for a few months anyway. I agree about the oft used Beta testing by paying customers practice used by some suppliers but can't really believe Raymarine would do it with what is essentially a critical on board system.

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Hi,

I am convinced that Raymarine will have tested the unit well, but some times things are used in a way the manufacturer did not expect. At work we had a order for our hose clips to be used for clamping a radio transmitter to a Walrus tusk, (not an application we had tested).

Ian

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Hi,

I am convinced that Raymarine will have tested the unit well, but some times things are used in a way the manufacturer did not expect. At work we had a order for our hose clips to be used for clamping a radio transmitter to a Walrus tusk, (not an application we had tested).

Ian

That's like something from Edward Lear or Lewis Carol Ian

:-D :-D :-D :wave

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