Go Back   Cruiser Log World Cruising & Sailing Forums > Cruising Forums > The Bosun's Locker > Power & Electronics
Cruiser Wiki

Join Cruiser Log Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-25-2009, 08:02 PM   #1
Commander
 
Seafarer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 144
Default

I am in the process of purchasing a 35' cruising cutter with an Alpha 4404 autopilot system installed.

Apparently Alpha doesn't produce this model anymore, and I have never heard of it, so I am wondering at it's ability (and reliability). There are extra flux-gate compasses and big-black-boxes for it (maybe 3 of each), but I have no idea if any of them work.
__________________

__________________
Seafarer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2009, 08:42 PM   #2
Moderator
 
redbopeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Home Port: Washington DC
Vessel Name: SV Mahdee
Posts: 3,185
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Seafarer View Post
I am in the process of purchasing a 35' cruising cutter with an Alpha 4404 autopilot system installed.

Apparently Alpha doesn't produce this model anymore, and I have never heard of it, so I am wondering at it's ability (and reliability). There are extra flux-gate compasses and big-black-boxes for it (maybe 3 of each), but I have no idea if any of them work.
Give them a call. You might be surprised by how they'll continue to support the autopilot.

http://alphamarinesystems.com/service.htm
__________________
"Do or do not. There is no try." - Yoda

What we're doing - The sailing life aboard and the Schooner Chandlery.

redbopeep is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Autopilot Recommendations delatbabel Power & Electronics 7 09-04-2010 08:57 AM
Autopilot Combination pisces General Cruising Forum 2 09-23-2009 03:51 PM
Autopilot And Mechanical Steering? Gallivanters General Cruising Forum 12 11-13-2007 03:07 AM
The Inner Life Of An Autopilot. Lighthouse General Cruising Forum 3 06-20-2007 03:02 PM
Raymarine autopilot Andy Copeland General Cruising Forum 8 11-19-2006 04:38 AM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

RV & Travel Trailer Communities

Our RV & Travel Trailer sites encompasses virtually all types of Recreational Vehicles, from brand-specific to general RV communities.

» More about our RV Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


All times are GMT. The time now is 08:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0