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Patrick - sv Deep Playa

Autopilots Heading and Apparent Wind Angles

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Today's post about the Garmin Autopilots had me thinking about something.

I put in all my NMEA2000 Maretron gear, but I still have an Alpha Marine 3000 autopilot that works fine and has it's own dedicated compass. I was planning to just to leave it that way since I only use it when motoring (so it's archaic power draw doesn't matter) and I plan to add a wind vane for sailing.

So my question is... could I feed an NMEA 0183 heading adjusted for wind angle to my AMS3000 and have it as a backup for sailing ? Is that something you can use an Actisense Gateway to do?

Just thinking out loud...

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