Upgrading my old Autohelm 6000 for a Raymarine Evolution Autopilot on my Santorin. The existing fluxgate compass from the Autohelm sits behind the port-side sofa backrest in the salon - within a niche.
Raymarine suggest keeping the EV-1 sensor core as central as possible on the boat but the current location of my fluxgate compass is quite a way off centre-line to port. It is in a really good place in terms of avoiding electrical interference - but not central as recommended by Raymarine.
Questions: Has anyone installed an EV-1 in that location? Are there better alternatives I could consider?
The other less important issue I have is having to mount the new ACU-200 vertically - to reduce the risk of water ingress into the circuitry is what I understand to be the key driver. My old autohelm ACU is mounted horizontally in the bulkhead above the galley sink, so I intend to mount the new ACU-200 in the same position and orientation - anyone done this?