From Mark O. Flaherty, DIVERSION Catalina 380/296
Am installing Raymarine S100 Autopilot Remote Controller and would like lessons learned if anyone in group has already done so. Trying to make best compromise of ease of installation and coverage.
- Can the base station be “tucked” into the instrument pod? Adequate coverage?
- Aft lazerette?
- Nav Station?
- Other of which I have not thought?
From Warren Elliott
Be careful when you are using it. When it’s battery runs low and the unit shuts down, it switches the autopilot to standby.
’79 C380 ‘Debbia’
If you are sailing solo and carry the remote on your person, the Autopilot switching to standby on signal loss is a good safety feature. Should you fall