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Old 09-07-2019, 11:08 AM   #1
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I have a good friend who has one of these on his boat & I'm wondering if the rudder indicator can be shown on the screen all the time? It really helps when maneuvering in the marina to know the rudder position at a glance.
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Old 09-07-2019, 01:13 PM   #2
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I can check when I am on the boat next. I always use the rudder indicator that is on the autopilot display so have never considered setting it up on the MFD. Even though I have two of them, I’m still pretty protective of the screen real estate.
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According to the manual, it looks like it is part of the "Vessel" data group and can be displayed in the data bar. See page 281, 313, and 332
-- http://c470.jerodisys.com/470Lib/ray_e_rg.pdf

Of course, the index (332) sends one to page 224 -- a blank page.
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I had the smaller version of this unit (E80) and yes, rudder position is one of the data elements that can be always-displayed in the data bar.
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Problem is the data boxes on the E-series wasted a huge amount of screen real estate. I had an E-80 in the old boat and hated that.

What sort of setup does the boat have now? Because the data has to come from somewhere and if you're going to add a sender to provide the data you might want to consider a separate gauge just for rudder angle. I've got a basic analog version on my helm stations and I agree, it's very helpful to have it. There's also a separate one that feeds into my Simrad autopilot and it's not been nearly as reliable as the simpler analog unit.
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