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Re: Upgrade Autopilot on a PSC34
On my boat I have:
Raymarine Evo 100 Autopilot with wheel pilot drive (not sure of the model, i think it is the MK4000 mark II but I'm not sure).
Raymine ST60 depth, speed, wind instruments
B&G Vulcan 7
Simrad RS35 VHF with AIS receiver
I have all of those devices networked together on a NMEA 2000 network. All devices share data and it works very well.
With the B&G plotter and Raymarine Instruments and Autopilot I can have the AP
steer to a heading
steer to a wind angle
steer to a waypoint
Note that the B&B Vulcan can not control the AP. You MUST use the AP control head to engage the AP or make changes to the AP. For example, if I am steering to a heading, say 70 magnetic and I want to change to 75 magnetic, i must is the P70 control head. The Vulcan plotter cannot control the autopilot.
Additionally, if you gave a Ray autopilot and raymarine releases new firmware for the AP, you can't upgrade the FW with a B&G plotter. You must have a Ray plotter or remove the AP and send to Raymarine for any upgrades.
Otherwise it's all plug and play (once you get some configuration settings correct).
Deep Blue C, 2002 C&C 110
Mt. Sinai, NY
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