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  1. I can help you with the installation. This is an awesome unit after going through the pains of learning to install it. The unit is generic so you have to purchase a fitting kit and an adapter for the for the sensor unit on the OB plus additional hoses. The prices vary so you need to shop. I purchased my hoses from EBAY. These extra parts will run a couple of hundred $$$$$$ The compass position is critical.

    I had a Sport Pilot Plus on my previous rig and this unit puts that unit into the dark ages.

    I you need advice I'll be more than happy to help. PM me ands I'll give you my phone numbers. It's much easier to talk than to type.

    PS: The customer service at Simrad sucks, the help I received came from this website!

  2. PM lyteline he had one rotary one installed recently mine is hydraulic. The only thing I can add is that the location of the compass is critical for the calibration. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions.

    I had a sport pilot plus on my previous boat and that doesn't compare to the Simrad.

  3. We've been hitting Cayuga afternoons till dark. The quality has been good, the numbers were down. We'boated several fish and I agree deep water with green flys or spoons behind a silver dodger worked the best. We did boat one bow about 5 1/2 lbs and lost one larger. The browns were running between 4 to 7 lbs.

    The bite was fast and short 1 hour before dark.

  4. Any of you guys that have Simrad auto pilots have had trouble cailbrating your compass. I can't seem to complete the circle & 1/4 minimum turn for the double beep. I get about a half turn in and the green starboard light flashes. Ive tried speeding the turn to increasing the turn.....no luck with either

  5. I need a single arm extension or a Ram Mounut for a Furuno 620. The unit is to high for my dash mount and it hits my windshield. I have made several inquries including Furuno. Wondering if anyone out there has experienced the same problem and could offer some advice or help.


  6. Anyone out there ever installed a Simrad AP12 or 14 hydraulic auto pilot. I purchased one for my new ride and I'm surprised at the lack of materials/information on cutting into the existing hydraulic system. As far as I can see I'll need to replumb the system unless there is a quick fitting Tee fittings out there and hydraulic lines for the return line.

    Does it make a difference whether the pump and computer is close to the helm. Simrad makes bleeding the system complicated or is it me! Using 4 pints of hydraulic fluid to bleed the system seems excessive.

    I'm trying to get my ducks in a row before the boat arrives and any help would be greatly appreciated.


  7. The schools have broken up so the search is on! Stick with the south end and work north. There is a ton of debris but it's worth checking the flats out of Tremain. I would recommend stickbaits with orane/chattreuse combinations

    We were out Sunday, nothing spectaculiar! We boated six fish with the biggest brown 21 or 22 inches. The lake was flat and a cloudless day, which in my opinion are poor conditions.

    Good luck


  8. I would launch at Tremain and work the flats then proceed north on the west side. It's been a productive winter for all. Finding the pods is the hard part. Stickbaits with Chartreuse or orange/red on them has been the most productive.

    The schools have started to break up and move so you've got to be on the move. No particular depth has been consistant.

    Good luck

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