Autopilot fluxgate

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sailingzeus
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Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:02 pm

Hi there!
My 28TE flash deck experiencing problems with the autopilot. The fluxgate is mounted on the bulkhead in front of the fuel tank and I am afraid it is not the ideal position. For those with a perfectly operating autopilot, would you please let me know where your fluxgate is installed?
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Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:15 pm

Hi Zeus - my raymarine ST 6002 fluxgate sensor is mounted in the starboard compartment under the v-berth. The cleanest magnetic environment I could find. Just have to be sure to not put a toolbox right next to it. (this is on a motor box 28TE)

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Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:14 pm

MerryKate wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:15 pm
Hi Zeus - my raymarine ST 6002 fluxgate sensor is mounted in the starboard compartment under the v-berth. The cleanest magnetic environment I could find. Just have to be sure to not put a toolbox right next to it. (this is on a motor box 28TE)
Exactly the same for me
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Tree wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:14 pm
MerryKate wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:15 pm
Hi Zeus - my raymarine ST 6002 fluxgate sensor is mounted in the starboard compartment under the v-berth. The cleanest magnetic environment I could find. Just have to be sure to not put a toolbox right next to it. (this is on a motor box 28TE)
Exactly the same for me
ditto ditto
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Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:56 pm

Mine is in the cabinet, under the bathroom sink. It’s on the forward wall, toward port, as close as possible to the the boat’s centerline.
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Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:16 am

In our 27FC, it's in the hanging locker, pretty much on the centerline and about deck height.

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Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:31 pm

Thank you all for your replies, I am in the process moving it to the forward locker.

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