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Old 03-19-2018, 05:52 PM
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I am looking to purchase and install an autopilot in my 32 Fountain. I am not trying to re-create the wheel on this and hoping some of you guys may know where the best place to mount the pump and heading sensor. The most logical location would be inside the console; however, I believe this would place the two components too close to one another. If it helps, I am planning to install the Furuno AP711C system.

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Old 03-20-2018, 08:08 AM
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The Marine Installer's Rant: Speaker to magnets
This was a helpful blog post that I came across.

Hoping there are folks with similar hull design/layout who can chime in to assist . . . but you're right, they can't be close to each other, and you want the compass as far away from any pumps, electronics, and speakers, as possible.
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Ready to install one myself. Not many options. Planning for pump at rear of console and heading sensor under front fishbox (which can be reached from console). It’s about 4-5’. Hoping for the best.
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Well this is what I'm thinking. Place the pump above the battery switches on the flat ledge in the console and place the heading sensor on the forward wall of the console close to the sink. That should lend an easy installation for the pump since the hydraulic lines are right there at the helm.

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