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Old 08-06-2017, 07:40   #1
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Upgrading Autopilot on Morgan 1991

I have a "new-to-me" 1979 Morgan Out Island 415 that has an existing (and functioning) Roberston AP200 auto pilot (manual says 1991). Eventually I'm looking to upgrade to a B&G system for all electronics (MFD, sensors, displays, autopilot controller) and am curious how much of the autopilot system I'll need to replace to make this work. Will the existing rudder position detector, compass components work with the B & G autopilot display/controller or will I need to replace everthing except the ram drive?

FYI: The system is a hydraulic drive.

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Re: Upgrading Autopilot on Morgan 1991

Replace all except hydraulic drive.
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Re: Upgrading Autopilot on Morgan 1991

Let me know if you want to sell your old one.

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Re: Upgrading Autopilot on Morgan 1991

Better to avoid Garmin autopilot. It does not support external heading data input. This was told by Garmin support, when I asked help when installing a GPS compass unit. This restriction is not printed in any documentation issued by manufacturer.
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