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Old 04-19-2007, 11:44 PM
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What is the best ap for a 30 marlin with twin yamaha 250 ox66, and what is the bare bones minimum? I guess I am looking for which one if money is no issue and which one if money is an issue that would keep you from getting top of the line? Thanks
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Old 04-19-2007, 11:49 PM
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If you fish or cruise, the best is here:

http://www.thehulltruth.com/forums/t...125937&start=1

the only other one to consdier is a SIMRAD AP 16

the reason these are your two choices is every other AP uses a rudder feedback sensor that tends to corrode - the ones above are sophisitacted enuf not to need one...less com-plexity and better software...

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Old 04-20-2007, 05:45 AM
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2004 Marlin w/ F225's. I have a furuno 511 that does an excellent job. Interfaced with a 1722 chartplotter/radar.
 
Old 04-20-2007, 07:55 AM
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Agree with the post above...go with a virtual feedbakc unit.....Easier install, less to break.....very accurate...I have the Simrad AP 26 and it works flawlessly AND runs a "Shadow drive" so i don't have to put it on standby to make a course correction.....Just grab the wheel and go.....release the wheel and the AP goes right back to its' set course........
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Old 04-20-2007, 09:04 AM
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shadow drive is a trademark of TR-1 and works quite differently - investigate the diff if you buy... . TR-1 actaully disengages the AP when the wheel is turned thru a valving system, Sinrad does not...the tr-1 disengage is much quicker and can be adjusted for your personal style... I have driven both - with the simrad you are just overriding the AP...not as quick in an emergency....
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Old 04-20-2007, 02:34 PM
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Glen,
Not sure how it works....But I'll have to disagree and say that when I grab my wheel I get instant response....It couldn't possible be any quicker as it is just as if the AP was not engaged.
However, TR-1's are known to be excellent AP's and perform very well with OB's.....
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