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Old 07-12-2005, 12:39 PM
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Default Robertson Autopiilot AP 300 PX REMOTE (WANTED)

The remote control head on my Robertson AP 300 X autopilot is on the fritz. Does anyone have an AP 300 PX remote control head for sale. If not, I might be interested in an AP 300 CX instead.
Old 07-12-2005, 01:49 PM
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Default Re: Robertson Autopiilot AP 300 PX REMOTE (WANTED)

Is this what you need? I was looking for a pump and came across this a couple days ago.

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That's just what I need accept that remote is a P not a PX. Thanks.
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I don't know whether Simrad would do it, but a P can be made to a PX with a software prom replacement in the control head. (They use to do it)
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Thanks. Simrad is not really anxious to deal with the AP 300 products much anymore. At the end of the season up here, if I have not found a replacement, I will pull mine and ask Simrad to see if they can repair it.
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That's too bad. You would think that when a company purchases another (Simrad bought Robertson) they'd feel some sort of obligation to take care of old customers.

I'd call them again and give it a try. Maybe their local rep could help.
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Default Re: Robertson Autopiilot AP 300 PX REMOTE (WANTED)

I recently had an increasingly intermittant failure of the LCD screen on my AP300PX,otherwise it works fine. I found that the fix is board replacement to the tune of $600 for part only. After conferring with very nice ,helpful Simrad techs, I ended up buying a new AP21 handheld plus new upgrade software chips to replace the ones in the J300X junction box & AP22 2nd station I already have to make everything compatible & as up to date as the 20,21,22 system can get. I should think if you obtained that AP300P on E-bay you could likely make it exactly equal your present AP300PX by opening up both and swapping 1 chip in each to the other. A call to Simrad wouldn't hurt to confirm SW version compatibility . SW version for J-box & control head is read at the control head screen on startup.
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Default Re: Robertson Autopiilot AP 300 PX REMOTE (WANTED)

Thanks. I'll give them a call on the P PX swap. If I may ask, what was the cost of the new handheld and the software upgrade. I understand from Simrad, if I went this route I woudl also have to replace my other PX and the control head as well.
Old 07-19-2005, 11:39 AM
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My problems with the ap 300 px are the same as yours. Intermittent failure of the LCD screen. I just found a new 300 cx to replace the handheld. Any problems with simlpy cutting the wires to the PX and splicing in the wires with a plug for the CX?
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Default Re: Robertson Autopiilot AP 300 PX REMOTE (WANTED)

Fishthis10,

Where did you end up getting the pump from I need a RPU 300.

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Default Re: Robertson Autopiilot AP 300 PX REMOTE (WANTED)

The new AP 21 (to replace the old AP300PX)was about $760 + ship (your price may vary ), & chips for existing J300X ( upgrade to SW Ver. V1R8) & AP22( upgrade to SW Ver. V1R2)from Simrad were $80 & $95 , I believe. There are 2 chips in the J300X, smaller chip is left untouched, big one is going to be replaced when I get to the boat. They are to be carefully pried out at the corners with a flat jewler's screwdriver if no chip puller is at hand, system OFF of course.) I'm not familiar with the CX (dash mount instead of h/h portable?) but if that is a Robnet cable you probably should check with Simrad about splicing, but I bet you could do it.. Richard & John- very helpful-to-me techs at Simrad 1-800-426-5565. I'm also replacing the basic fluxgate with a rate compass to minimize slow speed dropout.

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