Furuno NavPilot 700/711 System (Customer Refused After Delivery)

Wharf Rat

Marine Electronics 'Professional'
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Apr 24, 2012
New Rochelle, NY
Boat Make
I ordered a Furuno NavPilot711 this week, and Friday the unit shows up, the customer comes in, and tries to pay with his 'bosses credit card' which was from Brazil, and didn't match his name, and he had no paperwork to prove anything. I've been burned before by out of USA credit card chargebacks, so I refused to sell it to him. I spoke to Furuno, and they will take it back at no restock fee as long as I ship it back to them on Monday. However, thinking about it overnight, I figured I would just offer it here at my cost just to save myself the freight and at least boost my volume. I also have a NavPilot 700 head, the larger display, brand new as well, if someone would prefer that, I would be willing to swap out displays.

(There is more information below to read, but PM me ASAP if interested, as I do have to send this back to Furuno on Monday.)
This is a great deal for someone who wants a bulletproof adaptive self-learning pilot for an inboard boat, and can be used with either a solenoid style pump or reverse hydraulic pump. Furuno also sells Jog Leves and NFU controllers for bridge placements, as well as secondary wired full remotes.
Also, keep in mind the new 700 series features FishHunter Mode

FishHunter mode is a unique feature of FURUNO's NAVpilot series. Find a fish target with your FURUNO sonar/sounder or bird target with your FURUNO radar and feed it to the NAVpilot. The NAVpilot will activate the FishHunter mode to perform square, zigzag, circle, orbit, spiral or figure-eight maneuvers around the specified target at a user selected distance. This feature can also be used for Man Overboard (MOB).

Also, it can be equipped with Power Assist and Safe Helm. You would need to use one of Furuno's hydraulic pumps, and add the FPS8
Optional FPS8 valve block
and to explain what Power Assist and Safe Helm do, see below:

Power Assist Mode: Power Assist mode is activated when the two direction helm pump sensors in the FPS8 detect helm movement in either the port or starboard direction. Power Assist Mode is programmable by selecting an appropriate rudder assisted speed. Power Assist is also vessel speed dependent and programmable. For example, at programmable higher vessel speeds, the power assist mode can be disabled so that the vessel does not over-correct when the helm is used. Then as the boat slows down for maneuvering, power assist will automatically re-engage. If the NavPilot is in Standby Mode, the Power Assist function is automatically disabled by default. As long as the operator provides helm movement, Power Assist will continue to move the rudder. This unique mode will greatly reduce steering effort for the operator. HRP reversing pump is operated in the same direction as the oil flow from the helm pump. As the helm operator turns the helm pump the reversing pump will continue to operate. When the helm wheel is stopped the PS8 sensors turn off the reversing pump.

Safe Helm Mode: Safe Helm uses two directional helm pump sensors in the FPS8 to interrupt autopilot control of the vessel. Whenever the direction sensors detect helm movement, Safe Helm is activated. The sensitivity of the Safe Helm is programmable and can be adjusted so that minor helm movements do not automatically evoke Safe Helm. Once helm movement is stopped the previous NavPilot mode of either Auto or NAV will resume automatically after a programmable delay of several seconds.

If you've read this far, God Bless You!

Hope to hear from someone soon, hate to see it go to waste!
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