No Hands

Posted: November 1, 2013

SG05 Autopilot starts at $1,018

By: Melissa Park

If you want some steering help during your on-water journeys, perhaps it’s time to consider a helping hand. The Simrad SG05 Autopilot is an efficient way to enjoy hands-free navigation, and it’s so efficient it will actually save you gas money, since autopilots can steer the perfect course — something that humans just can’t do. The SG05 works on any boat equipped with an Optimus steering system, via the CAN-bus data network and requires no additional hydraulic pump. A feature fishermen will like is the depth-tracking system, which can be used to steer a route while you’re busy trolling for dinner.

Simrad Yachting; simrad-yachting.com

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