If you select "navigate to a waypoint or "navigate along a track" on the B&G MFD, it will send the track data to the Raymarine autopilot
on NMEA 2000
. You will then be able to select on the Raymarine autopilot
What you are missing that a raymarine-raymarine system has is the ability to command the autopilot to switch to AUTO or STANDBY from within the MFD. Which isn't very useful.
But you are also missing the ability to command it to "navigate to the next waypoint" when a track line is selected on the MFD. The autopilot will select a course to minimize cross track error. It can be disconcerting when you say "follow track", and you are well outside the track line and the autopilot turns your boat
90 degrees and heads straight toward land to rapidly regain track.... the Raymarine MFD, when you have a track line active, allows you from the MFD the choice of either "next waypoint" or "track". The autopilot head
only gives you three choices: Wind
, AUTO (maintain current
heading), or TRACK.
btw, the EV-1 is awesome. Replaced a 12yo Raymarine S-1 on my boat
, and it is the best upgrade I have done.