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Old 09-07-2019, 11:08 AM   #1
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Raymarine E120 MFD

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, Im still pretty protective of the screen real estate.


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Old 09-07-2019, 11:39 PM   #3
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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

Of course, the index (332) sends one to page 224 -- a blank page.
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Old 09-08-2019, 08:05 AM   #4
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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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Old 09-10-2019, 08:08 AM   #5
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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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