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What Devices Are Compatible with Raymarine A Series MFDs? – Tony, on Apr 22, 2015 asked:

Is the Raymarine RD218 Radome Scanner compatible with the Raymarine a65 MFD or a78 MFD? If so, what cables, connectors or other equipment do I need?

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Derick – Raymarine Scanner Not Responding, on Dec 07, 2014 asked:

We have an issue with the radar. Upon turning it on we are receiving a message “scanner not responding”. A web search indicates that this message indicates a communication error between display and scanner. It is an older, standalone Raymarine RL70C display for the radar only and not connected to the MFD. We powered off the breakers we were working with and the large cable for the unit was moved around a lot in the process. However, we tried replacing the connections on that wire with no change in the error message. I have 12V power to the terminal block at the mast but no communication to/from the scanner. We disconnected and left disconnected a Raymarine junction block that we believe is an unused GPS antenna. There was an old NMEA plug connected to the back of the display that was not connected to anything and the end was loose in the electrical cabinet. We removed it entirely. There is also a SeaTalk plug in the back of the radar display that I do not believe is connected to anything. Would that have anything to do with it? Does the radar need a GPS reference? Additionally, there is a large black wire with power, ground and two small gauge wires off of it.

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Larry – Linking iPad to Autohelm, on Oct 26, 2014 asked:

As you know I have a Catalina 36 and PYS updated my entire electrical system with proper fusing and wiring. Now I have an old Raymarine system with chartplotter, radar, autohelm etc. It is an RL70 and has an ST600R remote controller. Now the readout on this unit is black and white—probably 1998 vintage. I have been using the Navionics Charts app on my iPhone and find it easier to see where I am going than the big pedestal unit. I now have an iPad with a Navionics app for charts and tides with GPS and it is even easier to see and work with. I would like to know if it is possible to communicate the autohelm with the iPad Navionics where I can put in routes etc. If possible, what else do I need to purchase to achieve this?

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Tom – Raymarine ST60 Instrument Covers, on Sep 17, 2014 asked:

Hope things are well with you. Everything has worked perfectly since the installation of our chartplotter/sounder. Very happy. However, in a wind storm two of my sun covers blew away off my Raymarine ST60 instruments. Raymarine does not stock them anymore. So if you happen to be replacing any of those units with some newer electronics and have some sun covers I would be interested in buying a couple. The ST60 Plus is available but unfortunately is a different shape. By the way I enjoy your articles in Pacific Yachting.

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Alan – Masthead Wind Transducer, on Aug 10, 2014 asked:

I am a 9 to 5 working guy with an expensive hobby; I own an old sailboat. Worse, I'm a geek, meaning that I throw money away on marine electronics as well as sailing bits. One of my worst purchases was a Raymarine ST40 wind with Rotavecta masthead unit that does not show wind direction. Now, masthead wind transducers are simple enough devices and I do have some skills, both electronic and mechanical, so I am thinking about just building my own. While the electronic part is simple enough, the actual mechanics could be tricky. So I am looking for some stunningly cheap masthead unit with either the cups and the vane or just the vane itself. It's the mechanics I'm hoping I do not have to reproduce. So, if you have anything like that laying around, please let me know. Thanks in advance.

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Scott - External Compass, on Jan 13, 2014 asked:

I was reading your web review of the Raymarine ST2000 tiller pilot which I use. You list a "pro" as being able to use an external compass, but I have seen information on the Raymarine website that the tiller pilots won't override their internal compass. I would like to confirm if you have tested this successfully or have a definitive source. The ultimate solution is to upgrade to one of the new EV-1 or EV-2 systems with a tiller pilot but it is a bit out of my price range right now so looking to find a lower cost solution.

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Derrick, on Jul 10, 2013 asked:

I purchased a Raymarine C90W MFD, L755/760 in hull transducer, DSM30 digital sounder and a ST40 depth display. It was my intention to use the ST40 as a repeater in the starboard side master state room for an anchor/low/deep water alarm. However it now appears this may not work as planned. Do you know if it can be set up this way or what can be done to make it happen? The current sounder is a B&G network I would consider tying the ST40 into that as an option as well.

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Max, on Jun 07, 2013 asked:

Can the Raymarine Dragonfly by adjusted to be slightly more forward looking?

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Jim, on Mar 04, 2013 asked:

I live in Port Moody and the boat is in the front of my house, could PYS come to this location? The previous owner had installed a Raymarine c127 12" screen. GPS and fish finder/sounder work but radar shows no data available and doesn't work.

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Larry, on Feb 07, 2013 asked:

I currently have a Raytheon "ST600R" wired remote for my Raytheon/Raymarine RL70 Radar, GPS, Plotter/Charting with Autohelm. The controller is shorting out and I have considered undoing the wiring and refastening, but thought this could be problematic. I would like to replace the remote control unit but cannot seem to find a replacement. Is it possible to hook up this type of wireless remote (model E15023) to work with my system and if so do you have one available.

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