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chapter-6-open-helm-at-nightNew Simrad Autopilot Range Launched

Easy to use, reliable and accurate autopilot system for powerboats

Designed for powerboats and sport-fishing vessels, the new Simrad autopilot range features increased accuracy, easier commissioning, simple integration via NMEA 2000® networking, as well as adding Continuum Steering to the entire line of Simrad autopilots — a new technology that delivers even more responsive and reliable steering.

Powered by the NAC-2 (up to 35-foot vessels) or NAC-3 (over 35-foot vessels) autopilot computer, which can drive inboard and outboard engines, this new range of autopilot products is a major development for Simrad – world leader in accurate and reliable autopilot technology.

The AP44 Autopilot Controller is a 4.1-inch color display with rotary dial and button controls, and modern glass-helm styling. The controller offers easy access to Automated Turn Patterns, No Drift Steering, Depth Contour Tracking and other advanced pilot features. A perfect replacement for legacy systems, the AP44 can be connected with a chartplotter to enable waypoint and route navigation – in addition to full autopilot control from compatible multifunction displays.

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The IS42 Color Instrument Display easily integrates with NSS evo2 and NSO evo2 multifunction displays and glass helm systems. The IS42 can function as an instrument display or as a standalone autopilot controller — when paired with the OP12 — aboard smaller vessels. View wind, speed, depth, engine data, autopilot status and more at a glance, or add the optional OP12 wired remote to take full control of the autopilot system.


“Simrad has an unparalleled legacy in autopilot technology,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO, Navico. “These new system components build on that legacy and further demonstrate our commitment to provide boaters with the easiest to use, most reliable and accurate autopilot systems on the market.”

For more information on the new AP44, IS42, OP12, NAC-2 and NAC-3 – or the entire line of Simrad marine electronics – please contact 800-324-1356 (toll-free) in the USA or 800-661-3983 (toll-free) in Canada or visit www.simrad-yachting.com

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DSC04261LEADING CAUSES OF BOAT FIRES NEGATED WITH SMARTPLUG

When it comes to safety onboard, this simple quick fix can help prevent a serious problem from occurring.

Electrical issues, especially overheating and loose connections, are the leading cause of recreational boat fires. Retrofitting to SmartPlug Systems’ 30 Amp Inlet and Connector Kit protects boat owners against these worries. It’s the ground-breaking, safe alternative to old-fashioned, twist-type connections.

Simple to use, the SmartPlug System has dual locking clips and a sleeved inlet design for a rock-solid connection. The unique shape of the inlet makes it easy to orient when connecting, even in the dark. It pushes straight in; no pin alignment, twisting or lock ring is required.

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Combined, the connector and inlet provide 20 times the pin and clip electrical contact than twist-style models, greatly reducing the chance of overheating. Three weatherproofing seals prevent water intrusion and resultant corrosion. All SmartPlug products are engineered to meet or exceed code compliance standards for the US, Canadian and European markets.

The 30A/125V kit contains an inlet and connector, using marine-grade 316 stainless steel components. Boat owners retrofit the female connector to their existing shore power cords. Installation is fast and easy, with minimal tools and skill needed. The boat side inlet uses the same standard mounting holes as the industry standard twist-type inlets.  No new holes or drilling is required.

Contact SmartPlug Systems, 2500 Westlake Ave N., Ste. G, Seattle, WA 98109-2262. 206-285-2990; Fax: 206-285-2981.Sales@smartplug.com; www.smartplug.com; www.facebook.com/SmartPlug; twitter.com/smartplugs

 
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