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thinking of purchasing a x-5 for my Pearson 31/2, any comments positive or negative would be appreciated. location of compass and computer is of particular concern. jdunham2@aol.com
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Welcome jd!

I put an x-5 a few years ago and I really like it. Here's an thread from that time on this A/P:

Raymarine Smart Pilot X Series

I put my computer just inside the companionway on the starboard side. My compass is underneath the starboard settee in the main cabin, about 5 feet from the stove (the largest nearby hunk of metal). I've had no problems with these components.

I have a rack and pinion steering system (the wheel is reversed), so the installation of the wheelpilot on the wheel was a challenge (as is still a work in progress), but the autopilot has given me my hands back when I'm singlehanding.

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Here's another current thread on the topic... btw I'm moving this thread from "introductions" to gear and maintenance.
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I put the x-5 in my Pearson 31-2 last year and am very happy with it.
The compass is in the starboard settee locker near the mast.
the course computer is on the back wall of the electrical panel cabinet.
It was an easy install--running the wires takes most of the time.
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Tobytoo: Since we have the same boat would like to talk with you about the installation. Could you please give me a call at 302-598-9318 cell, or 302-738-2589 home, Thanks much! Jack Dunham
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Tobytoo: Since we have the same boat would like to talk with you about the installation. Could you please give me a call at 302-598-9318 cell, or 302-738-2589 home, Thanks much! Jack Dunham
Your privacy is valuable.
You can click on "Tobytoo" and one of the better options is to directly send him/her a private message.
If you feel must post your phone # in the path of a thousand spam-harvesting bots, at least change it to something not readable as a phone #.
(FiveNineEightdash93Oneeight) for example.

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[QUOTE=Faster;819263]Here's another current thread on the topic... /QUOTE]

The other thread is here. Smart Pilot X-5

I posted some interfacing details there.

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tobytoo: would like to contact you but have lost info., please give me a call. Jack
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