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Does an EV 100 need a rudder position indicator to be

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Does an EV 100 need a rudder position indicator to be accurate?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Marine Electronics
Expert:  Russell H. replied 4 months ago.

Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.

I think it is safe to say that if it is to steer the boat, it needs to have some control over where the tiller is.

What setup were you thinking of doing, or of risking (as one might say, if your better judgment wasn't quite sure about it and that's why you're asking) ?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I am replacing a very old Auto Pilot with a new Raymarine system known as an EV 100. the system uses a electronic compass and can support a rudder position sensor. Do I need the rudder sensor?
Expert:  Russell H. replied 4 months ago.

It would be a good idea to have the position sensor, for feedback as to how the steering is going. Pretty much necessary, yes.

The older system may have not had such a thing, and if it had no feedback from the rudder position, it just was roughing it along. The new autopilot will do much better with it.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Expert:  Russell H. replied 4 months ago.

Glad to be of service to you.

Please rate my answer, if you're done with this case.

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