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Old 09-02-2011, 08:59 AM
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Have a friend looking for a working raymarine sport pilot plus, does not have to have a rudder sensor.

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Old 09-09-2011, 12:13 PM
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I have a Sport Pilot Plus on my 26ft World Cat. You do not need the linier rudder position sensor for the autopilot to function. I confirmed this with Raymarine tech support. It supposedly makes the course adjustment more accurate but I can't tell the difference with or with out it.

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Old 09-09-2011, 12:48 PM
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The linier rudder sensor is basically a sensor that tell the unit when it loses it heading. It happened to me, before I installed a rudder sensor. The damage can happen to the steering motor on the auto pilot. When it loses the heading the wheel turns to maxium and the auto pilot motor keeps trying to correct the heading. In turn, motor burns out in auto pilot and raymarine does not repair or have the parts. I troll at slow speeds 2.0 to 3.5 and a brisk wind can push my boat past the 5 degree setting.
At faster speed I doubt on # 1 setting you would have that type of problem.

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