Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 23-01-2017, 13:49   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 44
Autopilot controller location

Hi all,
I just finished installing a new Simrad autopilot system on my Gulfstar 37. All of the below deck gadgetry is completed and now Iím just trying to figure out where to mount the display. Any advice / opinions? My initial thought was to mount it on the pedestal given that it has the best accessibility, but I hate adding clutter to the pedestal and also dislike the idea of putting an electrical device in the path of copious amount of water, conditions permitting.
Looking forward to having an autopilot. Boatís got a Monitor wind vane, but we hit quite a few dead zones on our last passage from Bermuda to the Azores and hand steering got OLD.
jls095 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-01-2017, 14:02   #2
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Bellingham
Boat: Outbound 44
Posts: 7,292
Re: Autopilot controller location

It should be mounted near the helm so the helmsmen has easy access to Auto/Standby buttons. If you ever have to disable the AP and grab the wheel quickly you don't want to have to go to two places.
__________________
Paul
Paul L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-01-2017, 14:11   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 44
Re: Autopilot controller location

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul L View Post
It should be mounted near the helm so the helmsmen has easy access to Auto/Standby buttons. If you ever have to disable the AP and grab the wheel quickly you don't want to have to go to two places.
Thanks, this confirms my gut feeling.
jls095 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
autopilot

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Combining a diversion controller with a MPPT Solar controller GILow Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 6 19-01-2016 04:45
Manual for Simrad Navico H8000 Autopilot Controller CaptTom Marine Electronics 2 06-06-2014 18:56
SPX-10 autopilot st70 controller splicing cd30ketch Marine Electronics 2 21-01-2013 09:38
Best Location for Autopilot Controller ? Shoalcove Marine Electronics 27 30-01-2012 16:28



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:33.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.