Everything you need in one box to fit an autopilot to your hydraulic-steer
outboard motor, the DrivePilot™ lets you focus on any activity while keeping
the boat on course. When connected to a NSS evo2 or NSO evo2 multifunction
display (DrivePilot™ requires the latest NSS/NSO evo2 software), it can steer
to a waypoint or along a route, select a turn pattern or simply hold a
constant heading. The Simrad DrivePilot™ Hydraulic-Steer Pack is supplied
with a RC42 rate compass which is often used in much larger commercial
- Steer your vessel to a heading, waypoint, route or cursor, with control
from your NSS evo2 or NSO evo2 display.
- Repeat your path with automatic turn patterns.
- Recommended for outboard and sterndrive steering systems, on boats that
are 30 feet and less, in length.
- VRF (Virtual Rudder Feedback) – simplifies pilot installation --
eliminating the need for a rudder position sensor.
- Easy setup – straightforward guide steps you through first-time install.
- Easy-to-install, plug-and-socket connection – with no complex terminal
- Supported by Simrad Service and Support program
- * For displacement hulls or other difficult-to-steer vessels, an AP24,
AP28 or IS40 Autopilot system is recommended
*In the box:
- NAC-1 Autopilot Computer
- PUMP-1 0.8L Hydraulic Pump - 0.8L reversible hydraulic pump, compatible
with Seastar manual helm pumps up to 14ci.
- RC42 Heading Sensor – provides extremely accurate and rapid boat position
update, along with heading for accurate boat direction at any speed.
- Auto/Standby Button
- NMEA 2000® Network Kit
- 4-way block
- Male & Female Terminators
- Network Power Cable
- 0.6m (2ft) Network Cable
- 1.8m (6ft) Network Cable
- Pump Fitting Kit
- 0.75m (2.5ft) Send, Return & Reservoir Hoses
- Right Angle Adapters
- Straight-through Adapter
- T-Adapters (2)
- Hydraulic Oil (0.5 litres)
Simrad GO7/NSS evo2/NSO evo2 Navigation System Integration
Designed exclusively for Simrad navigation system control, the Simrad
DrivePilot™ Hydraulic-Steer Pack does not include or require a dedicated head
unit – perfect for smaller vessels with limited helm space. Set a heading, steer
to a waypoint, or follow a predefined route, right from your existing
touchscreen display – or take control and steer with precision. Easily convert
trails to routes – so you can retrace a previous track - with the “one-touch”
route creation feature.
Dash-mount Auto/Standby button
The Simrad DrivePilot™ Hydraulic-Steer Pack includes a remote, dash-mount
auto/standby button for installation at the helm. This lets you enable the
autopilot with ease, or disable the autopilot and take manual control in an
Automatic Turn Patterns
Pre-set turn patterns make manoeuvres such as U-turns simple and fuel
efficient, while more complex turn patterns support activities such as fishing,
searching for dive sites, or even mapping your favourite lake with Insight
Genesis and the built-in sonar or a networked SonarHub sounder module.
Super-Quiet 0.8 L Hydraulic Pump
The Simrad DrivePilot™ Hydraulic-Steer Pack includes a highly efficient
‘PUMP-1’ 0.8 litre hydraulic gear pump, suitable to drive hydraulic steering
systems on inboard and single or double outboard vessels under 10 m (35 ft).
High efficiency, 12V operation is suitable for smaller vessels, while
super-quiet operation helps to keep your time on the water as enjoyable as
Virtual Rudder Feedback
Simplifying autopilot installation and maintenance, Simrad Virtual Rudder
Feedback technology means the NAC-1 does not require the installation of a
separate feedback unit to track outboard position on single or dual-outboard
Optional Rudder Position Sensor
On inboard vessels, an RF25N rudder feedback sensor (sold separately) can be
used to precisely measure rudder position, providing smooth autopilot operation
and a useful indication of rudder angle on your display at the helm. The RF25N
includes a 5.5 metre (18 ft) cable with Micro-C connector for easy connection to
your boat’s NMEA 2000® network.
Easy To Install, Everything Included
This comprehensive kit includes everything required for professional or DIY
installation (full list below) on single or dual-outboard vessels. Detailed
instructions are provided, and plug-and-play connectors on the NAC-1 Autopilot
Computer help make installation quicker and easier than ever.
Autopilot Buyers Guide (en-us)
Outboard and DrivePilot, Installation Guide (en-us)