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Rattly TP10

Postby Nick » Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:51 pm

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My only 2 seasons old TP10 has gone a bit noisy and rattly.

Anyone know of a local fixer?
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Re: Rattly TP10

Postby wully » Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:10 pm

Nick wrote:.
My only 2 seasons old TP10 has gone a bit noisy and rattly.

Anyone know of a local fixer?



WTF is a TP10?

Can it be welded? Glued?

Is the TP 10.1 much better?

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Re: Rattly TP10

Postby Booby Trapper » Sun Mar 13, 2016 6:52 pm

wully wrote:
Nick wrote:.
My only 2 seasons old TP10 has gone a bit noisy and rattly.

Anyone know of a local fixer?



WTF is a TP10?

Can it be welded? Glued?

Is the TP 10.1 much better?

Is it less than 2 years old? I think there may be a 2 year guarantee with them. There was with Raymarine Tiller pilots. Even if not there is consumer rights law. Bit of a minefield but worth a try.

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Re: Rattly TP10

Postby Nick » Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:33 pm

Booby Trapper wrote:Is it less than 2 years old? I think there may be a 2 year guarantee with them. There was with Raymarine Tiller pilots. Even if not there is consumer rights law. Bit of a minefield but worth a try.


Now I look you are right - there is a 2-year warranty and it is within it.

I don't have a receipt though, and it was bought for me by a third party to take advantage of their discount.

Am pursuing it though I don't hold out much hope.
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Re: Rattly TP10

Postby Booby Trapper » Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:48 pm

I had a tp 10 that lasted just over 2 years before it started making similar noises. It was the small drive belt that had stretched. I replaced it. Not a difficult job but it didn't last long after that. Bought a ray marine st2000 for the present boat. Much better bit of kit.

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Re: Rattly TP10

Postby wully » Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:44 am

Wind vanes or below deck pilots are the only way to go...

The only decent outside in the rain pilot I ever owned was a Navico wheel pilot that is sadly no longer made.

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Re: Rattly TP10

Postby Nick » Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:08 am

Booby Trapper wrote:I had a tp 10 that lasted just over 2 years before it started making similar noises. It was the small drive belt that had stretched. I replaced it. Not a difficult job but it didn't last long after that. Bought a ray marine st2000 for the present boat. Much better bit of kit.


My original TP10 lasted many years - in fact it still works most of the time in a flat calm. It was repaired in the Azores (a gear repair) using liquid metal by MAYS for (I think) 40 euros in 2007.
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Re: Rattly TP10

Postby mm5aho » Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:39 pm

I've had a Simrad TP30 for 5 years. Plenty of use, gets wet at times, hard work occasionally (mainly in strong winds when singlehanded), and still going well.
Should I be worried about its imminent demise?
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Re: Rattly TP10

Postby Mavanier » Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:31 pm

Might be a bit extreme, but someone on TOP is selling a never-used TP10 for £220... would solve the ratly problem :)

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Re: Rattly TP10

Postby Nick » Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:06 pm

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Found the receipt - on the boat of all places - and have set in motion (hopefully) the process of getting it repaired under warranty.

Will let you know how I get on.
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Re: Rattly TP10

Postby Nick » Sat Apr 02, 2016 10:22 am

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Well, Gael Force in Inverness insisted it was only a one year warranty and sat on it for three weeks, but have now agreed that it ZiS a two year warranty and sent it back to Simrad for repair, so hopefully this tale will have a happy ending.
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