KVH Autocomp 1000

The Faith Ann

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At the boat show I was asking about overlaying radar on the chart on my Raymarine e7 and was told I needed an auto compass. The KVH was recommended as a good cost effective (relatively speaking) alternative. Does anyone have experience with this? Is it an easy install? Worth it?
 

greg

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I had a kvh 1000 on my last boat before I got an AP. It was an easy install. It's basically an nmea 0183 connection to the rm network, plus a power connection. You just join wires to get a specific refresh rate.

They may have n2k now, I don't know. But it worked well with my rm gear at the time.

If you are at all tempted by an AP though, you won't need both since AP's typical come with their own compasses.
 

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