Comnav 1420 autopilot

WoundUpMarine

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BHM31

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I've had this unit for 3 years and it's perfect for what you are looking for, a no frills autopilot that will hold a course. Can't beat the price either. Unit comes standard with a fluxgate compass but you can upgrade (at a later date if needed) to a rate speed sensor for around $500 more. Supposed to help on rough days and northerly error.
 

WoundUpMarine

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I have an older comnav unit, not sure of the model number, was on the boat when I bought it and since it has worked flawlessly for over two years I've never learned the model number because I haven't had to fix it. Does exactly what I need it to do, holds course and is easily adjustable for the sea state when necessary.
 

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No problem. Unit comes with processor, rudder feedback, fluxgate compass and control head. I have mine connected to an existing reversing pump from a previous autopilot so I had no hydraulic work to deal with. Installation is pretty simple and the hardest part for me was going below deck to run the wiring for the rudder feedback back to the processor. Take your time when you make the connections to the processor because the wires are small and try to make all the connections before you mount your processor.
 
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