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Old 21-04-2017, 08:47   #1
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Navico NAC-3 autopilot vs Raymarine EVO-400

Hi,

I'm in the process upgrading my Raymarine 400G (S3G) autopilot.

The two I have in mind is the Raymarine EVO-400 and the NAC-3 from Navico.

I would appreciate any comments from users who have already upgraded to either EVO-400 or NAC-3.

I'm particularly interested in performance and any hardware failures you might have expearanced?
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Old 17-07-2017, 01:24   #2
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Re: Navico NAC-3 autopilot vs Raymarine EVO-400

What did you go with in the end? My AP just died (motherboard).

I have a Simrad NSS Evo2 chartplotter so the Simrad system might make more sense, but I seem to prefer the Raymarine for ease of setup and dealer access in the EU.

There are blogs and write ups on forums about the Raymarine system. The Simrad nac-3 is slightly cheaper and more powerful, but there is nothing at all about it online.
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Old 17-07-2017, 02:29   #3
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Re: Navico NAC-3 autopilot vs Raymarine EVO-400

In the end I did not do anything. When I talked to people I got the feeling that the new generation was not giving significantly better performance. I have two autopilot 400G on my boat. They do a pretty good job. I will do an Atlantic crossing in the fall with those two. There is something worth having two exactly same pilots in case a component fails....
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Re: Navico NAC-3 autopilot vs Raymarine EVO-400

Fair enough. I guess I'll report back with whatever I get. It's looking like the Raymarine EV-200. As the Simrad is much harder to get hold of.
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