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    I do a lot of trolling, and would really be nice to leave the helm once in a while. Im looking at Raymarines Ev200 sport pilot. this unit attaches directly to the steering wheel. This is a new product, so im having a hard time getting any reviews. does anyone have any experience with this unit. Boat is 2000, Trophy 2359 hardtop, 5.7 Merc. Alpha 1 Gen 2 outdrive. Power assisted teleflex steering. All feedback appreciated.

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    Are you trolling in open waters or on close-in bays and tributaries? If open waters, can you just use the steering wheel lock pin to lock the steering and keep it on a general course?

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      No. My hardtop is like a sail. I am constantly correcting heading. I do set up with the boat moving with the current, then point to the direction I want.

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        I know this is an older post but I just found the site, what did you end up with for auto pilot?
        2359 Trophy "Amigo"

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          I have the raymarine sport pilot which also has the wheel drive. I love it. It makes the long runs to the tuna grounds much easier. I also troll for salmon and withou Auto I could not fish alone if it was nasty, now I just leave it in gear and the boat goes straight while fighting the fish. I have a different model on my Charter Boat in Idaho. It is a tool I will not do without again. My raymarine has been problem free for two years now.

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            Anyone out there using the Auto Steering from Lowrance? http://www.lowrance.com/en-CA/Products/Auto-Steering/
            I want to add one of these units to my 2025 Trophy with Mercruiser Alpha 1.
            Last edited by Elementary; March 19th, 2015, 10:36 PM.

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