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    My Raymarine EV-100 autopilot installation was a complete success. The 100 works well for a 32 in the sea state that I will be using it in. Maintains course within plus or minus 5 degrees in cruise mode and within 2 degrees in performance mode with moderate sea-state. Shortly after I purchased this system Raymarine released the EV-150 which has the type-1 pump with a 12-amp ACU. For an extra $500 a much better system.
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    The PR70Rs was installed just above the radar. This unit did not have a bracket installation option so I had to mount it in a plexiglass plate.

    The EV-1 direction sensor is mounted near the center line in the far corner of the king bed.
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    The ACU-100 was mounted in the front of the forward starboard cabinet. The one with the black sliding door.
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    The pump was mounted on the support post in the engine room just below the steering reservoir.
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    The hydraulic lines were teed in as close to the steering ram as possible.
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    The remote control sits in a cradle on the flybridge on the starboard side near the stereo, In hindsight a second PR70 display would have been a better choice for an extra $200.
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    Last edited by colbournee; 12-09-2017, 08:42 AM.
    1987 3270 135-Hino
    Foxtrap, Newfoundland

    #2
    I have the Garmin GHP10 and the wireless remote is very nice. I enjoy being able to move around and still be able to adjust course for approaching boats or debris in the water.

    Nice clean install you did there.
    Custom CNC Design And Dash Panels

    iBoatNW

    1980 CHB Europa 42 Trawler- "Honey Badger"

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      #3
      I have the Raymarine EV100 sport pilot. Installed several years ago. Love it while in use. But on manual it very hard to steer the boat. I disconnect completely to steer manual. This is the second unit. Raymarine is aware of the problem. It seems to get worse over time. And yes it's not an issue with hydraulic steering.

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        #4
        I have not had that problem, puts it in standby mode and manual steering is normal.
        1987 3270 135-Hino
        Foxtrap, Newfoundland

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          #5
          You have hydraulic steering. Mine is cable. The sport pilot hooks on to the steering post and actually turns the wheel. All other components are the same as yours and work great.

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            #6
            You have hydraulic steering. Mine is cable. The sport pilot hooks on to the steering post and actually turns the wheel. All other components are the same as yours and work great.


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              #7
              Originally posted by colbournee View Post
              My Raymarine EV-100 autopilot installation was a complete success. The 100 works well for a 32 in the sea state that I will be using it in. Maintains course within plus or minus 5 degrees in cruise mode and within 2 degrees in performance mode with moderate sea-state. Shortly after I purchased this system Raymarine released the EV-150 which has the type-1 pump with a 12-amp ACU. For an extra $500 a much better system.
              I assume you have the type 0.5 pump. Do you find that it's under powered? I'm searching for the difference between the ACU-100 with Type 0.5 pump and ACU-150 with Type 1. Besides being design for the 0.5 or 1.0 pumps there seems to be little difference in capabilities.

              Paul
              US Army (Retired), Federal Way, WA

              1990 Bayliner 3288 - the "Janna Lea"
              MMSI: 338181912

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                Yes I have the type 0.5 pump. The main difference in the ACU is the current draw at 12 amps for the 150 compared to 7 for the 100. This will allow more aggressive steering in higher sea states before is pops the fuse. Also the type one pump can operate a larger ram, the K-19 ram in my 3270 is around 8-9 cubic inches, right at the upper limit of the 0.5 pump. That said it seem to work fine on a 32, if fact there are other BOC members with the 100 installed one on a 3888! check out ASAXET's posts.
                1987 3270 135-Hino
                Foxtrap, Newfoundland

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                  Thanks for the info. My cruising is largely within the Puget Sound so the sea state doesn't get too crazy, currents on the other hand can in a few of the passes so the 100 and 0.5 pump may be sufficient 99.9% of the time but I do have to wonder about pump life if as you state on a 32 it's working close to the top end of it's ability.
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