Sponsor Directory

Garmin Reactor 40 kicker autopiot Instal

Show your boat builds, updates, paint jobs, etc.

Garmin Reactor 40 kicker autopiot Instal

Postby Idamainer » Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:27 pm

I recently purchased a Garmin Reactor 40 kicker autopilot; I will post photos as I go. After unpacking the different components, all seems like it will go on smoothly, the only issue may be with throttle control connections which I was able to order through another manufacturer that makes remote throttle controls. From what I can see so far, the steering control is straightforward, completing the installation. All of the other components are straightforward, and it is just a matter of making connections on the NMEA 2000 network. As I stated previously, the throttle control is a bit more technical but doable if one is patient and follows the instructions.

Here is the link to engines that Garmin current makes this system for...mine is not on this list.
https://www8.garmin.com/marine/PDF/reactor40kicker_compatibilty.pdf

Lastly, there are no Youtube installation videos for this system yet and I am not making one.
1999, 21 ft Northwest Jet Signature Series, 7.4l fuel injected, Hamilton 212 pump
Former boat 2006 18ft Jetcraft Whitewater, 240 hp sportjet....a rocket on the water
Currently from Henderson, North Carolina running the waters of the Roanoke River.....previously from Star, Idaho
Idamainer
Forum Enthusiast
 
Posts: 409
Joined: Mon May 21, 2012 7:22 am

Re: Garmin Reactor 40 kicker autopiot Instal

Postby Idamainer » Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:08 pm

Here are some updates and early photos of the project. My application required some additional parts because Garmin has not yet developed a kit for my mercury 15hp carburated engine. Trollmaster has a throttle linkage kit that will work on this system and it fits my outboard.

The kit comes complete for several engines, being that this is a fairly new system, I expected some issues and Garmin support had advised me that some alterations or extra parts may be needed to make this work.

So far, I have installed the throttle linkage and sorted parts out...more to come.

The black box is for the monitor, the system calls for a flush mount I do not have room for this. This was available at most truck or tractor supply stores.
Attachments
troll 3.jpg
troll2.jpg
Troll1.jpg
1999, 21 ft Northwest Jet Signature Series, 7.4l fuel injected, Hamilton 212 pump
Former boat 2006 18ft Jetcraft Whitewater, 240 hp sportjet....a rocket on the water
Currently from Henderson, North Carolina running the waters of the Roanoke River.....previously from Star, Idaho
Idamainer
Forum Enthusiast
 
Posts: 409
Joined: Mon May 21, 2012 7:22 am

Re: Garmin Reactor 40 kicker autopiot Instal

Postby Idamainer » Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:14 pm

The system is installed now and there are ways to install this system on outboard motors that are not supported by Garmin. A good industrial fastener store was my best friend. Next up is calibration of the system that will occur sometime next week when I have time.
1999, 21 ft Northwest Jet Signature Series, 7.4l fuel injected, Hamilton 212 pump
Former boat 2006 18ft Jetcraft Whitewater, 240 hp sportjet....a rocket on the water
Currently from Henderson, North Carolina running the waters of the Roanoke River.....previously from Star, Idaho
Idamainer
Forum Enthusiast
 
Posts: 409
Joined: Mon May 21, 2012 7:22 am


Return to Projects

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

cron