Discussion in 'Pacific North West Classifieds' started by digits, Sep 20, 2016.
I'm willing to buy a used FUNCTIONING TR-1.
Please let me know, even if it's just a lead.
The solo fishermans friend!
Portland marine electronics installed mine. Install was done great and they were very helpful to replace all the shit that went out each year. If I could do it again I would never get that unit. Look for something else. I'm sure there is a better solution than the tr-1
yeah just get auto pilot and hook kicker to main, then you have both.
Main engine autopilot will not work well for the MA 7 fishery that Joe participates in. This is not a 5 mile straight line troll like Westport or Neah!
FWIW, I went the used TR-1 route on my old boat. In the end, I would have been money ahead to buy a new unit from the start, and it never worked reliably. I regretted that buy.
Just take your money and trow iy in the ocean. The TR=1 gold that I had on my charter boat need to be fixed multiple time a year. and at the beginning of the season. I put a raymarine on my new boat and love it.
I got mine used and had to replace several parts but calling garmin got them at a reduced cost. It has worked awesome ever since.... do it!!
I'm not familiar with the Raymarine autopilot for kickers, can you provide a link to the one you're referring to, @catchabigone ?
^Pretty much this.^ I'm open to other options, but I need something that I can remotely control direction and speed.
Only other option I know of would be a saltwater panther for steering and a pro troll for throttle control ..
But now you would have two different wired remotes to deal with .Alot less $ though , than a TR1(3k plus installed)
TR1's are awsome when they work , I have had 2 over the years on different boats.
Garmin it seems has never really put any support behind the product since they picked up the TR1
If it were me . I would try setting waypoints on my Raymarime plotter and let my A/P follow the troll route I desired along a contour line or whatever your trying to troll along , I also have a AP control head on the aft deck as well, so I am able to jog if need be ....
Who the hell trolls a straight line in WESTPORT. ...
I've heard good things about them. I've never used one though. Let me know how it works out for you Joe
This doesn't control speed, but it looks like a reliable option for remote steering.
The website says Tanglewild Marine in Lacey is a distributor. Roughly $700 with wireless remote, not an auto pilot, just steering.
There is a used one on Ifish classifieds.
I have had them on a couple boats. I wouldn't have owned those boats without it. 1 was a 23 NR seahawk and ithe was 24' NR sled.
I have installed several and if you go that route if you have any questions let me know
Plenty of hos on here willing to help steer the boat And, Bud Light is shitloads cheaper than a TR1.
Thanks for the suggestions. Much appreciated.
It looks like PME has the TR-1 on sale right now, so I'm thinking I'm gonna bite the bullet and go new.
I have one for sale. I took it off my boat before I sold it. It has the bracket and controls for a 2010 Mercury 15hp high thrust motor.
Joe, you would need a Yamaha bracket for the steering ram and throttle control to make this 1 yours.
I may have a used throttlle controller that would work for you although it looks like the mercury 9.9/15 transfers over to yamaha
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