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Old 06-23-2020, 02:47 PM
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Looking for the best Garmin auto pilot system for the price. I have twin 2018 Suzuki 200S on a 26 foot sea hunt. Looking for a good option to match my Garmin units unless somebody has any other recommendations. Also, if you have one for sale let me know! Thanks in advance
Old 06-23-2020, 05:41 PM
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I have had great luck with Garmin GHP Compact Reactor pilots, with upgraded GHC20 screen. Look on eBay for good deal

https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/533297
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I have just installed the Furuno NavPilot 300 with PG700 compass. Tons of features for a great price BOE has them for around $2200. New Furuno autopilots have a reverse steering feature. It is very original, its called "Sabiki Mode", works very well.
Furuno will work well with any hydraulic system and easy to install if you already have a NMEA 2000 network.
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That Garmin link says itís for single engine applications. Did it work on a twin engine boat for you. Iím looking at the most economically feasible Garmin ap as well for a 30 fter with twins also
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The new Furuno point and shoot, I wouldn’t buy used after installing a few of these.
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Originally Posted by Mark Smith View Post
That Garmin link says itís for single engine applications. Did it work on a twin engine boat for you. Iím looking at the most economically feasible Garmin ap as well for a 30 fter with twins also
Are your motors hooked up with tie bar, or dual steering cylinders?
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Anyone have the Furuno 711 or the 300? Whats the difference and could the Furuno Navpilot 300 handle a 26ft with twin 200s?
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Iím running a Furuno Nav Pilot 300 on my 31í Contender Fisharound with twin F250ís. I love this autopilot. We slow troll for walleyes in Lake Erie and this unit works great at the slow speeds we run. 1.2 to 2.8 mph. I love the fob controller. I have it on a lanyard that a wear around my neck. I can walk around all over the boat and still be in complete control. I canít say enough good things about this unit. I installed it myself in a couple of hours. I had the Furuno 511 before and loved it but glad I up graded. If you are looking for a new Auto Pilot you would be a fool not to check out theFuruno Nav Pilot 300
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I know you said you wanted Garmin. A Lot of commercial boats have Si Tex https://www.si-tex.com/item/sp70handheldautopilotsystem

I installed the SP 70 on the link myself, works great. IT has NMEA capability, but 99% of the time all you need an autopilot to do on a boat that size is hold a course. All the reactor, shadow drive, and fancy names are just fluff and a way to get folks to pay more. The compact reactor by Garmin performs well for my buddy and was not too overpriced.

Good luck, its the best addition I have added, sitting back and riding for 2 hours is way better than being stuck on the wheel.
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Originally Posted by mkalink View Post
Iím running a Furuno Nav Pilot 300 on my 31í Contender Fisharound with twin F250ís. I love this autopilot. We slow troll for walleyes in Lake Erie and this unit works great at the slow speeds we run. 1.2 to 2.8 mph. I love the fob controller. I have it on a lanyard that a wear around my neck. I can walk around all over the boat and still be in complete control. I canít say enough good things about this unit. I installed it myself in a couple of hours. I had the Furuno 511 before and loved it but glad I up graded. If you are looking for a new Auto Pilot you would be a fool not to check out theFuruno Nav Pilot 300
What size pump are you running?
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I have the Navpilot 300 on a 27' Triton with twin Suzuki 250s. I have the 1.6L octopus pump. My boat does not have power-assisted steering just basic Seastar with twin cylinders.
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Perfect thank you.
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Navpilot 300, have it on a 38 sterling, great ap!
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Originally Posted by vfalcon7 View Post
What size pump are you running?
Im running the HRP 17-12 I have duel steering cylinders and need the larger pump. I believe itís good for 14 to 25 cubic inches.
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I think we have a tie bar with a single ram.

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