Customer Testimonials

"Congratulations of one fine product. This pilot, [Commander Model P2], was easy to install, my first experience with this unit, and my first with a linear feedback. The performance was fantastic, approached 38 knots and it was straight as an arrow. Many thanks again for all the support. ComNav, I believe you have a winner on this one, to continue the fine line of other ComNav products."

Glenn Fuselier
American Electronic Services Inc.

"Within a week of installing the pilot this past summer, we left Vancouver for a 4 week cruise to the Northern tip of Vancouver Island / Seymour Inlet area. The pilot operated flawlessly through the heavy tides and currents. With the large rudder we have on the tug, it is difficult to trim the steering so that we are consistently able to steer a straight course. The Autopilot accomplished this task with ease. Another feature I found remarkable was the ability of the Autopilot to "learn" the handling characteristics of the tug. Over a very short period of time, there was virtually no "over correcting" with course changes."

David H. Doig
M/V 50ft. Tug Gulf Tide

"Under power at all speeds from 1 to 11 knots she tracks like an arrow in all winds and sea conditions. The combination of your autopilot and hydraulic steering gear have proven more than adequate to the task. The virtually infinite adjustments which can be programmed for different conditions and the unit's ability to learn her handling characteristics give me great confidence when I am singlehanding and up on the foredeck some 60' from the wheel, changing a headsail in 25 knots of wind at -5° Centigrade."

Roger D. Elmes
65' ULDB Ocean Racer
S/V McFastrak

"I wish to express my satisfaction with your autopilot. We installed the box in Norfolk, Virginia, just before making the trip across the Atlantic Ocean to Portugal. I began to think this pilot had some innate intelligence. It had a sense of when to make a correction at just the right time. In quartering seas, it did the job of steering our Maple Leaf 42 better than a good human helmsman."

Stan Walter
Maple Leaf 42
S/V Hyack Wind

"The Mediterranean sea is known by both ancient and modern mariners as vicious, with very steep and short seas when winds are + 30 knots. Many times the Comnav autopilot was tested in these rough conditions and it steered ‘Spurwing' more efficiently than we could ourselves, especially on beam and following seas with over 40 knots wind. Power consumption is surprising minimal and my wife found the manual uncomplicated, and raves about the ease of operation. My technical questions any assistance needed was given fast, accurately and efficiently. My wife and I are the only crew members and we rely on the Autopilot at all times. This is my first letter of recommendation I have written and I am pleased to write it."

R. van Hasselt
S/V Spurwing
Deerfoot 62'