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Old 03-04-2015, 07:06 PM
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I'm also looking at the EV100 autopilot for my boat. I have a type 0.5 pump already installed in the boat from my S1000 AP. The max pump capacity is 8.3 cu-in in my SeaStar, and the pump is rated for up to 9 cu-in. I saw in a previous post that it was recommended to go to the EV-200 system.

I can see were that would make sense, but the difference in cost is about double what the EV100 is. That really blows the budget and takes the autopilot of the shopping list.

Has anyone installed the EV100 in their boat where the pump capacity is close to the max ram capacity?

I have a 150HP outboard, on a 21' boat. My use would be trolling from 1 MPH-3MPH, using a 9.9 high thrust kicker with a link between the big motor, some cruising. Wave conditions for trolling probably 2-4's max, most likely 1-3's, and trolling with the waves. It's very difficult to troll into the wind and waves with a small kicker going that slow. I usually troll down, pull all of the lines in, then run back up wind and start over.

I'd really hate to spend the $1500 to buy the EV-100, only to have it not work, then don't have the extra cash to go to the EV-200. I'm looking for some real work stories, good or bad.

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Old 03-05-2015, 08:34 PM
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another interesting thing that I found out, my S1000 uses the type 0.5 pump, which in the installation manual, they say is perfect for a series of steering rams, which mine is one of them. but for the EV-100, they say that pump isn't good enough for my steering ram.

I'm confused. Why would it be good enough for the s1000, but not the ev100?
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Old 03-05-2015, 11:51 PM
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Originally Posted by tmitch5188 View Post
Has anyone installed the EV100 in their boat where the pump capacity is close to the max ram capacity?
I've installed a lot to SeaStar Systems. I have not received claims from customer yet.
Most of them are trolling slow speed arround 2 knots.
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Old 05-04-2015, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by CME View Post
I reread your post... " My boat is a Parker 2320 SL pilot house with a bracketed full swim platform and a 250hp Yamaha 4-stroke."

I've done 6 installs now and had zero issues with them. I'd like to help.....

Can you tell me what isn't right?
What transducer do you have?
What plotter do you have?

CME,

I know this is a very old post but the fact it is an old post may help me make my decision.
I have a Parker 2320 SL and am about to pull the trigger on an auto pilot. I am leaning towards the Raymarine EV-100, but as so many have said the Seastar 5343 ram is very close to the max for the EV-100 at 136CC.
So, the question I have for you and anyone else that may have installed one in their Parker is this. Does the RM EV-100 do the job, are you happy with it or do you wish you had installed the EV-200? Does it hold course?
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Old 05-04-2015, 09:19 PM
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The Tech assist Forum for Raymarine is a great resource for questions.

http://raymarine.ning.com

There is a guy on the forum that I see asked the same question....

Permalink Reply by Underway - Raymarine, US on January 19, 2015 at 10:35am

As a rule of thumb, it is generally a good idea to bump up to the next larger autopilot when approaching the upper range of product applicability with respect to maximum ram capacity. This is particularly important when considering products which will be used in offshore or in non-recreational applications where greater current demands will be placed on the ACU. Bear in mind that the demand on an autopilot is not influenced by whether the course being steered involves route turns. The demand on the autopilot is far more dependent upon the speed of the vessel, state of the seas, and handling characteristics of the vessel. Autopilots will work harder to maintain heading/course at slower speeds and will also work harder in higher sea state. A boat which is considered to be at the upper range of an autopilot which is principally operated under the aforementioned conditions may result in premature failure of the ACU or pump.
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Originally Posted by CME View Post
The Tech assist Forum for Raymarine is a great resource for questions.

http://raymarine.ning.com

There is a guy on the forum that I see asked the same question....

Permalink Reply by Underway - Raymarine, US on January 19, 2015 at 10:35am

As a rule of thumb, it is generally a good idea to bump up to the next larger autopilot when approaching the upper range of product applicability with respect to maximum ram capacity. This is particularly important when considering products which will be used in offshore or in non-recreational applications where greater current demands will be placed on the ACU. Bear in mind that the demand on an autopilot is not influenced by whether the course being steered involves route turns. The demand on the autopilot is far more dependent upon the speed of the vessel, state of the seas, and handling characteristics of the vessel. Autopilots will work harder to maintain heading/course at slower speeds and will also work harder in higher sea state. A boat which is considered to be at the upper range of an autopilot which is principally operated under the aforementioned conditions may result in premature failure of the ACU or pump.
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CME, that ? was asked by me. What I was looking for was some real world experience. You had stated you did 6 installs back then and was kinda of wondering haw they or any additional one you did are doing.

RM will always state the safe answer, like go to the next one up. But what's the point of a spec if it not what is real?
Again, was looking for some real world experiences and not the standard safe answer.

Thanks for replying anyway. Have a great day.
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looking at purchasing a boat without autopilot and would have a two week trip to get her home so would want to install before leaving. looking at the ev-100/ev-200 (hydraulic steering/pumps) since the boat has all raymarine equipment at the moment even though i like garmin. one question i have is can one simply turn the wheel to disengage the autopilot? on my current boat i can but its using mercury's axius premiere autopilot system and only raymarine for the heading coordinates...
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Old 02-05-2017, 11:43 AM
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No, you have to press the standby button.
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Old 02-05-2017, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by tmitch5188 View Post
No, you have to press the standby button.
OR, turn the button to enter a new heading...
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Old 02-05-2017, 11:03 PM
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looking at purchasing a boat without autopilot and would have a two week trip to get her home so would want to install before leaving. looking at the ev-100/ev-200 (hydraulic steering/pumps) since the boat has all raymarine equipment at the moment even though i like garmin. one question i have is can one simply turn the wheel to disengage the autopilot? on my current boat i can but its using mercury's axius premiere autopilot system and only raymarine for the heading coordinates...
Ray pilots, just turn the wheel, the AP will attempt to stay on course. No one I know is really concerned about dodging a crab pot or another object.

If you want to hit the standby button, go ahead.....MOST don't.
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Originally Posted by CME View Post
Ray pilots, just turn the wheel, the AP will attempt to stay on course. No one I know is really concerned about dodging a crab pot or another object.

If you want to hit the standby button, go ahead.....MOST don't.
Oh interesting.... the longer trips I make I usually end up having to disengage autopilot a few times to avoid crab pots. Why are folks OK hitting them? Can't they leave a mark on the hull and end up in the prop? Thanks!
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Old 02-06-2017, 06:01 AM
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My point was lost in translation. What I failed to convey is that 99% of the time you just steer around the crab pots---while never having to disengage the autopilot by hitting the Standby button. As soon as you steer around the pot, the autopilot will instantly be aware that the boat is not on the correct heading, and it will put the boat right back on course. ---never having to hit Standby.
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My point was lost in translation. What I failed to convey is that 99% of the time you just steer around the crab pots---while never having to disengage the autopilot by hitting the Standby button. As soon as you steer around the pot, the autopilot will instantly be aware that the boat is not on the correct heading, and it will put the boat right back on course. ---never having to hit Standby.
Oh! On my current boat as soon as I try to steer around it disengages the system. Will it be a fight trying to turn the wheel or can I cause any damage to the pumps?
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Old 02-06-2017, 07:01 AM
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Never ruined mine on 3 different boats. Hydraulic steering systems on my customers boats hasn't been a fight. I suppose if your on a gigantic boat with multiple steering stations you may have turn the wheel more rapidly. But again, no one I know has had any real issues.

If your worried, hit standby.

Your mileage may vary.
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