Product Reviews: Autopilots

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Furuno NAVpilot-300 Gesture Controller

PROs:

  • Compatible with Volvo Penta IPS, Yamaha Helm MasterTM, Yanmar 8LV engines and Seastar Optimus360 Joystick
  • Each time the boat goes to sea, the software learns about sea conditions and automatically makes adjustments

CONs:

The Garmin GPSMAP 7412 Chartplotter

PROs:

  • Supports radar, autopilot, instruments, multiple screens and digital switching
  • Simplified SOS calling allows you to tap a button on the touchscreen
  • Axis and FLIR camera support

CONs:

  • Only compatible with other Garmin products

Navico WR10 Wireless Pilot Control Remote

PROs:

  • Low power consumption
  • Retro-fit accessory for B&G Triton and H5000 Pilot system
  • Heading control/dodge in 1° and 10° increments

CONs:

Raymarine a9/a12 MFD

PROs:

  • 10Hz internal GPS and external antenna support
  • Video over IP support for security cameras
  • Built-in Bluetooth for remote control of music

CONs:

  • RMK-9 wired remote and RCU-3 wireless steering remote not included

Humminbird ION Series MFD

PROs:

  • USB port and Dual SD card slot
  • TriFuel Cartography provides access to Navionics, C-MAP by Jeppesen, and Humminbird charts
  • Full NMEA 0183/2000 compatibility

CONs:

  • Wireless antenna accessory sold separately

Simrad AP80 Autopilot

PROs:

  • Triple support of independent rudders and multiple thrusters
  • Rotary controller
  • Front accessible USB

CONs:

  • Joystick controller sold separately

Raymarine Evolution EV-1/EV-2 Autopilot

PROs:

  • Can be installed upside-down or off the vessels centreline
  • Various selectable performance modes
  • EV-2 supports latest drive-by-wire steering systems

CONs:

  • Does not include a control head

Garmin GMI 20 / GHC 20

PROs:

  • Bonded screen prevents dust and condensation
  • Bright screen for use in sunlight
  • Can be flush or flat-mounted

CONs:

  • NMEA 2000 Network Updater sold separately

Garmin Quatix watch

PROs:

  • Preloaded worldwide basemap
  • Waterproof to 50 meters
  • Sail racing features like virtual starting line, tack assist and more

CONs:

  • NMEA Transceiver sold separately
  • Low battery life with GPS on

Raymarine ST2000 Plus Tiller Autopilot

PROs:

  • Wind trim control in WindTrim mode
  • Optional remote control and external compass available
  • Automatic compass deviation correction

CONs:

  • Can only be used with vessels up to 10,000 lbs. (4,500 kg)
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