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What is the best autopilot for a Hanse 320?

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Topic: What is the best autopilot for a Hanse 320?
Posted By: Louba
Subject: What is the best autopilot for a Hanse 320?
Date Posted: 25 November 2014 at 07:24
Hello.
What is the best autopilot for a Hanse 320?
And what brand?
I have a preference for hydraulic autopilots.
Thank you in advance for your reply
 
Bonjour.
Quel est le meilleur Pilote Automatique pour un Hanse 320?
Et quelle marque?
J'ai une préference pour les pilotes automatiques  hydraulique.
Merci d'avance pour vos réponses.
pirat



Replies:
Posted By: Jooce
Date Posted: 25 November 2014 at 10:31
Hi,
I installed a Raymarine EV100 on my H325 and it works very well. The alternative with a Jefa hydraulic drive is at least double the price but not double value IMHO




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KARMA - Hanse 325#102


Posted By: Louba
Date Posted: 25 November 2014 at 19:51
Hi Jooce.

Your 325 is equipped with a tiller or a steering wheel?

Votre 325 est équipé d'une barre franche ou d'une barre à roue?

 
pirat


Posted By: Janni
Date Posted: 26 November 2014 at 06:28
On our H320, we are using the Simrad AP24 as follows: 
22096267  AP24 Control Unit w/accessories
22097083  AC12 Computer w/15M SimNet Cable
22090195  RC42 Rate Compass w/5M SimNet Cable
SIMKIT-1  SimNet Starter Kit (Pwr Cable w/Term, 5m Cable, 7 Prong Multi, Term, (3) Prot Plugs) 
24005852  SimNet Cable 10M (33 feet) 
44172096  Dragline with tiller pin for DD15, 200-300mm 
21119896  DD15 Drive unit for sailboats 30-45ft  
Our experience is very good, the autopilot works very good under difficult conditions. It is working with the windvane on reach legs as well as upwind. 
The only thing to improve is the AP24 display - it is vulnerable to water ingress due to a plastic cover on the LCD - the new Triton displays are coming with real glas. 

The Evo 9 axis sensor is quite interesting, but I would not go for hydraulics on such a small boat. 
I we talk 10 tons+, it is another story. 
Jan



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Hanse 320 #548 "SCHNEGGE"


Posted By: Jooce
Date Posted: 26 November 2014 at 08:06
Originally posted by Louba Louba wrote:

Hi Jooce.

Your 325 is equipped with a tiller or a steering wheel?

Votre 325 est équipé d'une barre franche ou d'une barre à roue?

 
pirat

It is equipped with a stering wheel. The H325 was the successor to the H320, the hull is identical. The EV-100 also integrates well with the other SIMRAD equipment (NSS7, IS20). The only thing that was non-standard was the cabling, I had to do some cutting and wiring since the boat was already equipped with SIMNET and Raymarine uses SeaTalk. But both support NMEA2K.


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KARMA - Hanse 325#102


Posted By: iemand
Date Posted: 26 November 2014 at 09:38
there is also a smaller drive from Simrad than the DD1 from JEFA. Maybe that could save some money.

I think one big advantage of the factory fitted option with the JEFA DD1 is that the unit works fast.

BR Thomas


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Hanse 312 MJ 2004 - Hanse 370e MJ 2007


Posted By: shaukaas
Date Posted: 27 November 2014 at 01:33
The Jefa DD1 performs great on a H320, and also gives you the advantage of a 100% hidden installation. However, mine have failed under warranty twice.

I've got a Simrad NSE8 plotter which integrates superbly with the AC12 autopilot - making the AP25 display to spare. All functions are available directly from the plotter screen. I also have a WR20 wireless remote control, allowing control of the autpilot from anywhere in the boat. I have used the pilot setting Genaker, controlling it from the fore-deck singlehanded.

I am very pleased with my choice of Simrad exclusively onboard - they have really given me great onboard electronics which are fully integrated with each other + the Fusion stereo. From the plotter I am also able to download newer firmware onto all of my instruments, including the autopilot.

After I replaced the FC40 fluxgate compass with a RC25 rate-gyro compass this autopilot performs superb both under sail and engine!


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S/Y Nadun - Hanse 320#171
LG3600 - NOR13510

www.hanseklubben.no


Posted By: Old Racer
Date Posted: 27 November 2014 at 12:05
I have experienced the wheel auto-pilot and found it noisy.
 
When we kited out our 320 I also fitted the Jefa DD1 drive  with the AC12 and RC25 compass.
 
It works extremely well no matter how hard it is blowing.
 
Like others we have it integrated into the B&G network and if it can be done it is well worth it.
 
 


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Hanse 320 Olicana Inverkip Scotland


Posted By: Louba
Date Posted: 11 February 2018 at 18:45

Dear All.
I am finally decided to change the autopilot on my Hanse 320. Please, can you send me pictures of your  autopilote installation?
Thank you in advance.

Louba.
 
pirat


Posted By: JUTTER
Date Posted: 11 February 2018 at 19:22
This is an image of the installation of the DD1 Simrad on my Hanse 350. Probably not exactly the same as your Hanse 320, but it might inspire you...
Claude




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JUTTER, Hanse 350, 2010, deep keel, Zeeland


Posted By: Louba
Date Posted: 11 February 2018 at 20:31
Dear Claude.
 
Thank you very Much.
 
Louba of Marseille
pirat


Posted By: mystudio
Date Posted: 27 May 2018 at 08:37
I'm fitting my 320 also with a DD1 drive. However, it seems to be impossible to apply the 106mm offset Jefa is talking about. Does anyone have experience with this? Mounted it in other ways which also work? Please, let me know if you do (or don't). Thx in advance. 



Posted By: iemand
Date Posted: 27 May 2018 at 09:11
Alu van consider a sd10 Drive instead.....

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Hanse 312 MJ 2004 - Hanse 370e MJ 2007


Posted By: Louba
Date Posted: 04 June 2018 at 10:44
Voilà le nouveau pilote est installé.

My New autopilot is installed.

Louba


Posted By: Louba
Date Posted: 06 June 2018 at 07:43


Posted By: Louba
Date Posted: 06 June 2018 at 07:47
In the previous post, a picture of the installation of Autopilot JEFA in my H320. It's coupled  with Raymarine electronics.

Louba


Posted By: Brufan
Date Posted: 06 June 2018 at 15:40
Louba,
Le cable de mise à la terre de la mèche de safran doit être enlevé suivant la note de JEFA.
Mon bateau avait fait l'objet d'un "rappel" à ce sujet.


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Bruno

hanse 355 - 57

S/Y Spicy Ginger

White hull, 2 cabins, Volvo D1-30, Selden rig, removable mainsheet track system (modifications done now), Simrad-Jefa autopilot.


Posted By: Louba
Date Posted: 06 June 2018 at 16:00
Bonjour Bruno.
Merci pour l'information. Est-il possible de me faire passer cette note? Nous n'avons rien vu dans les documents d'installation.
Je voudrais en informer mon installateur.

Et où doit-on relier le câble de mise à la terre?

Olivier (Louba)


Posted By: aquilo
Date Posted: 12 June 2018 at 19:05
Hi. I am installing the Ev100, instruments and controllers installed OK on to the simnet bus. But I struggle to find where the autopilot circuit +12V cable from the breaker panel goes. It is rather thick and color is magenta, but it sees to "disappear" into a black hole. Not able to locate where it ends, even after several hours searching.
Any suggestions?

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Hanse 320
Norway


Posted By: Brufan
Date Posted: 14 June 2018 at 17:45
Il s'agit d'une note de JEFA émise lorsqu'ils ont appris que Hanse raccordait la mèche alu à la 'terre' du bateau.
Il y a un risque renforcé d'électrolyse de la mèche.
Il faut simplement la déconnecter de la mèche (un coup de pince coupante...) et ne la raccorder à rien.
(certains craintifs font pendre une anode au port directement raccordée à la mèche ; un peu comme sur les bateau en alu)


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Bruno

hanse 355 - 57

S/Y Spicy Ginger

White hull, 2 cabins, Volvo D1-30, Selden rig, removable mainsheet track system (modifications done now), Simrad-Jefa autopilot.



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