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Old 02-12-2004, 02:33 PM
Beaconhill Beaconhill is offline
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Default RE: tr-1 auto pilot

Which autohelm from cabelas are you talking about? Couldn't find one that costs over 1100 dollars. I am puting mine on a 28' marinette with an inboard so as far as I know that the tr-1 is the only way to have an auto pilot for when I am trolling an not using the main engine.
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Old 02-12-2004, 02:41 PM
Gar Gar is offline
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Default RE: tr-1 auto pilot

I meant that the TR-1 is $3000+ and Autohelm at Cabela's runs about $1000. Sorry for the confusion.
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Old 02-12-2004, 02:46 PM
carrocr carrocr is offline
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Default RE: tr-1 auto pilot

The TR-1 gold lists at $2200 with throttle control. An extra $65 if you want the trolling tach display. You might have seen the price for the TR-1 Gladiator (which is for larger craft).

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Old 02-19-2004, 04:44 PM
Bo
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Hi Thomas, Drop me an e-mail and I'll be happy to send on some literature.
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Old 02-19-2004, 06:06 PM
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Default RE: tr-1 auto pilot

Raymarine's AutoHelm product being referred to is nice, I've seen them work on single outboard boats at cruising speeds. Mechanical or hydraulic steering. Here's the one big question, and I even had a sales rep from Raymarine a bit stumped. If I got dual cable steering (mechnanical) and my kicker is tied into the main motor, will it still steer consistantly? They couldn't say. I thought they must have seen an installation like this before. Anyways, Trollmaster throttle and Electo Steer for me. $500 some dollars, all I got to do is make course corrections when needed. I'm cheap enough to do that!!! LOL

Chris
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Old 02-22-2004, 12:50 AM
Beaconhill Beaconhill is offline
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Default RE: tr-1 auto pilot

I ended up getting a tr-1 more money than the Raytheon but it was the only one that could do the job for me. I have a 28' boat with an inboard motor and a rudder for steering. So the Raytheon would only work on the inboard. I have been trolling with the main engine for a couple of years and got tired of putting all the hours on it so I got a kicker and now the TR-1 from what I have heard I will be in heaven. No more spending the whole day in the captainís chair to keep the boat on course. And not to mention when we were bringing a fish in and the boat was doing it own thing while my partner and I were in the back netting. So in all an expensive tool but I think in terms of more enjoyment it will be great. I troll about 99% of the time and all of it is on lake Erie.
Thanks For all the comments Thomas
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Old 02-22-2004, 06:29 AM
Fin
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Default RE: tr-1 auto pilot

My buddy has the Sportpilot plus on his 28' sportcraft inboard and it works great. They have an assist for inboards.
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Old 02-22-2004, 07:29 AM
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I know It would work on my main engine but there is no way to connect it to a kicker motor. I just don't like running the big motor at low speed for hours. It uses quite alot more fuel than my 15hp kicker. I tryed to use the kicker by locking it donw in a straight position then steering with the rudder it works at 2.5 mph but below that the difficulty mataining a heading is to much. I probably will get a sport pilot in the future for the run to the fishing spot.
Thanks Thomas
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Old 02-22-2004, 04:33 PM
Bo
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Hi Thomas, Give me a call tomorrow @ (734) 891-1001. Thanks!
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Old 02-22-2004, 06:06 PM
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Default RE: tr-1 auto pilot

I have my second TR1 and they have given me great service. I've been in Ludington, MI fishing and had a problem with the unit. They helped me trouble shoot it over the phone and had the replacement part on the porch of my rented house the next day. I couldn't ask for better service. I know that they're working a lot of shows this time of the year. Hopefully, your problem will get resolved quickly.
 

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