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Old 10-07-2020, 08:35 PM
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Hello all,

Garmin is ~$4000 ( https://www.thegpsstore.com/Garmin-R...-v2-P5934.aspx )
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Raymarine is ~$2000 (minus an add't $250 rebate this month) ( https://www.thegpsstore.com/Raymarin...ump-P5273.aspx )

Thats a big $$ difference. in the real world, are these 2 apples to apples ? Any thoughts on interfacing the RayMarine AP w my Garmin 1242XSV ? Full integration would be nice but I'm thinking 95%+ of AP use is set to X degrees heading off the AP display and that's it.

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I just ordered the Furuno Navpilot 300. I spoke to Garmin Customer Service as well as Furuno Customer Service who both said that my Garmin 1042xsv will interface just fine on the Nmea network, but that I would not be able to update the Navpilot through the Garmin, which of course was not a surprise.
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Or you could compare it to the $2800 Reactor 40 package, which is still a bit more.
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I have a garmin 7616sxv and the raymArine autopilot works great together
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Recently I was was considering the Raymarine EV 150, Furuno Nav Pilot 300 and the Simrad AP 44. I started a thread here looking for recommendations but didn't get any replies. When the GPS store ran a sale on the EV 150 system pack including pump for $1499 that was enough to get me to pull the trigger, after I get it installed I'll report back. If the was EV 150 wasn't on sale I probably would have went with the Furuno, there customer support and product reliability / durability is unmatched.

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Match the hatch if possible, I had a Evo 200 that I couldn't get to work with Furuno Navnet 2 for optimal performance and decided to hook to my back up Ray a78 and worked like a charm
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I have a Raymarine EV-150 and two Garmin 842XS units. I bought the Raymarine autopilot about 2 years ago and Installed it myself. It was easy to install and set up. The installation took about 4-hours. The majority of the time was spent tearing the interior out of my boat to expose the location that I wanted to mount the pump. My only recommendation is that you buy the kit that comes with the hoses, and fittings. The kit makes the install very easy. As far as performance goes, the Autopilot works great, from 3 mph to 45 mph. Set up was simply ensuring the motors are turning the right way. I was told that the Autopilot would work with my Garmin 842xs units. However, I have never connected the two. I just just hit auto and turn the knob to where I want to go. I fish a lot in the canyons, about 80 miles off of the east coast of Delaware. Once I clear the inlet, I rarely touch the steering wheel.
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Originally Posted by aa331 View Post
Hello all,

Garmin is ~$4000 ( https://www.thegpsstore.com/Garmin-R...-v2-P5934.aspx )
vs
Raymarine is ~$2000 (minus an add't $250 rebate this month) ( https://www.thegpsstore.com/Raymarin...ump-P5273.aspx )

Thats a big $$ difference. in the real world, are these 2 apples to apples ? Any thoughts on interfacing the RayMarine AP w my Garmin 1242XSV ? Full integration would be nice but I'm thinking 95%+ of AP use is set to X degrees heading off the AP display and that's it.

Thanks everyone

Not every boat needs the Garmin Smart pump.

For example:..for a 30' and less. with a single outboard 300 HP and less....one can use the Reactor Starter pack with 1 l pump...MRP of $1099....no frills and for point A to point B.
Or the reactor 40 Starter pack...
Both basic units...


For a basic no frills auto pilot ..several good options with the different manufactures.

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I have both. I like the Ray, but I will say it is nice how the Garmin automatically advances to the next waypoint. The Ray requires you to acknowledge the next waypoint and hit a button on the screen.

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