- Special Offers
Designed for boats less than 30-foot-long, the Compact Reactor 40 Hydraulic Autopilot provides relief from manually holding the wheel to maintain course, especially when cruising at moderate to high speeds*. Sit back at the helm, and enjoy your time on the water as the solid-state 9-axis AHRS technology delivers a comfortable ride. The autopilot is easy to install with flexible mounting options and quick, easy commissioning. Choose a corepack with Garmin’s patented Shadow Drive technology, and simply turn the wheel to take control of the helm; hold a constant course to re-engage. It integrates with compatible Garmin electronics to control the autopilot from the chartplotter display. And it can be engaged to follow an Auto Guidance path3 (requires BlueChart® g2 Vision® HD charts).
With its advanced solid-state 9-axis AHRS, Compact Reactor 40 provides you with more flexible mounting options. In addition, this new system greatly minimises heading error, course deviation, rudder movement and power consumption while providing a comfortable ride for all on board. This amazing autopilot actually reacts to the sea to hold your course. Even when the boat is pitching and rolling, you can remain confident that the Reactor 40 autopilot will keep you on your desired course. Combined with Garmin’s compatible networked electronics, you can have full control of Compact Reactor 40 from wherever you are on the boat. In addition to holding its course in virtually all weather and wind conditions, the system can smoothly perform a variety of pre-programmed trolling and search procedures. Plus, with BlueChart g2 Vision HD charts (sold separately), you gain optional features such as Auto Guidance**, which automatically steers GPS paths.
The Compact Reactor 40 autopilot supports optional patented Shadow Drive technology. This gives you the security of knowing you maintain control, even when the autopilot is engaged. The Shadow Drive system automatically disengages the autopilot if the helm is turned, giving you the freedom to manoeuvre the boat. The autopilot automatically re-engages when you hold a steady course. Compact Reactor 40 can be operated directly from your compatible Garmin chartplotter* screen or by using up to 3 GHC helm control units. GHC communicates with the autopilot system via your NMEA 2000® network, so autopilot heading data can be shared easily with other devices. This enables MARPA and chart overlay when connected to a Garmin radar and chartplotter. An optional handheld wireless remote control is also available.
* Not recommended for fishing or applications that require holding heading while trolling or at low speeds. For applications that require precise heading control while trolling or at low speeds, Garmin’s higher-performance Reactor 40 models are recommended.
** Auto Guidance is for planning purposes only and does not replace safe navigation operations.
MANUALS & GUIDES
*If you have trouble opening the pdf file, please try installing Adobe Acrobat reader on your device.