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Autopilot Computers

An autopilot computer is the brains of your Simrad
Continuum autopilot system. It continuously monitors data
from compasses, rudder feedback units and other on-board
instruments, and steers to your chosen heading or course.
An autopilot computer also includes the electronics required
to operate your drive unit.

Your Drive selection dictates your autopilot computer

Whether you command your autopilot via multifunction display, dedicated autopilot controller or remote control, there’s an autopilot computer siting below deck that  continuously monitors data from compasses, rudder feedback units and other on board instruments. Our autopilot computers also look at your current heading and works out how to move the rudder or outboard.  Depending on the size of your boat and drive unit required,
you’ll either need a standard or high-current computer.

Drive & Computer Selection & Compatibility



Steering System

Typical Vessel

Steering Configuration

Required Drive Unit

Required Computer & RFU Drive

Hydraulic & Hydraulic Power Assisted (with RAM or Cylinder)

 

35ft & Under

 

Single Outboard

PUMP-1 RPU80

Outboard Pilot/ DrivePilot Hydraulic Pack NAC-2 & VRF

Twin Outboards

(Single hydraulic cylinder < 15

cubic in or 250cc)

RPU80

NAC-2 & VRF

Inboards (Steering cylinder < 15 cubic in or 250cc)

RPU80

NAC-2 & RF25

Over 35ft

 

Twin/Tripe/Quad Outboards (Dual Cylinder/Cylinder Capacities 10-33 cubic in or 160-550cc )

RPU160

NAC-3 & VRF

Inboards (Dual Cylinder/Cylinder Capacities 10-33 cubic in or 160- 550cc)

RPU160

NAC-3 & RF25

Inboards (Dual Cylinder/Cylinder Capacities 17-58 cubic in or 290- 960cc)

RPU300

(12 or 24V)

NAC-3 & RF25

Electronic Steering Systems (Steer by Wire)

 

Any

 

Seastar Optimus 360

Not Required

 

SG05 Autopilot Computer for Optimus/ CANbus Steering

000-10906-001

Yamaha Helm Master™

YAMAHA H/MASTER AP KIT

000-11286-001

Volvo IPS/EVC

SG05 Autopilot Pack for Volvo EVC

000-10402-001

Helm Drive Cable Steered

32ft and Under

Single Outboard

Helm-1

Cable Steer Pack

NAC-2

Solenoid Steering

Any

Any

Not Required

NAC-2 or NAC-3 & RF25

Mechanical Steering

Sailing

Cable & Quadrant

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Mechanical Steering

Popular Autopilot Computers

Autopilot computer for low-current drive units, suitable for vessels up to 10 metres/35 feet in length.
$849.00
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Autopilot computer for high-current drive units, suitable for vessels above 10 metres/35 feet in length.
$1,499.00
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