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Old 03-28-2010, 08:03 PM
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I have a simrad ap22 with the linear feed back which is not working..... again.... Can I switch to the rf 300 or just order another lf 3000? Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-29-2010, 07:21 PM
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I think the LF3000 is what you wil have to use. I know with Raymarine people convert to the rotary style feedback unit for better reliability but I have not seen a similar trend with Simrad. I'd suggest calling Simrad Tech Support to see what they say.
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Replace your LF3000 with another LF3000. An RF300 is a rudder feedback reference and is made for inboards only.
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Telflex Smartstick is a better alternative. No moving parts and protected against the elements. If you have a SeaStar steering the installation is very simple, with another steering you will probably need to do some adaptions.

I only found the generic version at the BOE pages but I'm sure Jim can get you the Simrad version as well.

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Originally Posted by abbor View Post
Telflex Smartstick is a better alternative. No moving parts and protected against the elements. If you have a SeaStar steering the installation is very simple, with another steering you will probably need to do some adaptions.

I only found the generic version at the BOE pages but I'm sure Jim can get you the Simrad version as well.

SmartsStick Generic
Correct, we do offer three different SmarSticks, as follows
* AR4502RM (for use with RayMarine)
* AR4502SI (for use with Simard)
* AR4502 (for all others)

below is a link to the installation details

http://ww2.seastarsteering.com/PDFs/269064D.pdf

NOTE: It ONLY works with the Front Mount Cylinders

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I do sell al models of Smartstick. Check the manual Marc linked to and let me know what you need. Thanks for the help everybody.
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How do you know when the feedback reference is bad? I have an AP12 that beeps, no blinking lights on the computer. Cycling the power helps, momentarily..until I turn the wheel. Same for manually driving the motor, runs it over 5, 10 degrees then beeps!
Nothing but problems with this unit! Less the 5 yrs. old and zero help from SIMRAD.
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Simrad should advise you on testing the RFU. I suggest trying them again. Do you have mechanical or hydraulic steering?
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Hydraulic Jim.. It's an AP12H. Was looking at your site, see you have two models of the rudder references. Which one would I need?
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The replacement is the SLF12. If I can still get one it should be about $370.
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Wow! Almost not cost effective huh?
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Weellll.....a new pilot costs a lot more than that. It is a lot to throw at an entry level pilot though... ;?
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If you need a new reference buy the generic SmartStick (not the Simrad version). This is a 12V unit so you will have to add a 5V regulator to get it to work because AP12 expects 0-4.5V from the rudder reference. Search the main electronics forum and you will find the description how to do it.
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