Furuno 711C and Evinrude G2

Furuno 711C and Evinrude G2

Postby WaterWolf2230 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:19 am

Hi there,

I want to add a Furuno 711C to my twin Evinrude G2 200's. My chart plotter is a Simrad Evo 3. I want the Furuno for its Sabiki Mode as I do a lot of jigging. Will the Furuno interface with the steering system of the Evinrude G2's? What equipment do I need to properly interface it with the Evinrudes? There isn't a Furuno dealer anywhere near where I live so I'm relying on the forum for help.

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Re: Furuno 711C and Evinrude G2

Postby Johnny Electron » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:04 am

Do you have a Hydraulic steering helm or a newer drive by wire type? Do you have a joystick? What type/model is that?
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Re: Furuno 711C and Evinrude G2

Postby WaterWolf2230 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:06 pm

Sorry, but I don't have possession of my boat yet as it is being built and will be ready for April. I'm trying to do the research in advance. The G2's use hydrolic steering, I"m not sure how the autopilot is supposed to integrate. The company rigging my boat are very experienced Evinrude dealers but they don't have a lot of experience with autopilots.

Hope that helps explain a bit...

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Re: Furuno 711C and Evinrude G2

Postby WaterWolf2230 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:08 pm

I don't have a joystick. I'll have two helms. The main helm will have a steering wheel with a Icon II Dual Binnacle Control and a 4.3" digital display for the motors. The second helm at the rear of the boat will match that. The two engines will be held together with a tie-bar from Evinrude.
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Re: Furuno 711C and Evinrude G2

Postby Johnny Electron » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:11 am

Your system is a new drive by wire. Although we have support for some drive by wire systems, this one is not currently available. Furuno will be working on adding the support for it in the future.
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Re: Furuno 711C and Evinrude G2

Postby WaterWolf2230 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:40 pm

Okay thanks, I'll check back closer to the time when I get my boat. The AutoPilot can always go in after I pick it up.

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Re: Furuno 711C and Evinrude G2

Postby Johnny Electron » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:24 pm

When you get the full information on the engines, give our techs a call. Our product development says if you have the integral steering like shown in the video below then it should work like a typical steering cylinder does. If that is the case, our pilot should work as long as you size the pump correctly.

http://www.boattest.com/engine-review/E ... 00-HP_2015
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Re: Furuno 711C and Evinrude G2

Postby WaterWolf2230 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:29 am

This has been a very frustrating process...I've had two different techs tell me two different answers as to whether the dual motor Evinrude 225HP G2's require the physical rudder feedback unit or if they'll work off of the Fantom Feedback system. You'd think that the G2's have been out long enough for this to have an unequivocal answer to. My boat arrives in 6 weeks and I need to have this sorted out. So frustrating...
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Re: Furuno 711C and Evinrude G2

Postby Johnny Electron » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:40 am

A lot will depend on your steering system used not just the engines. If you can provide that information then we should be able to assist you more. Normally outboards use the virtual feedback for all types now. There are some fishing patterns you lose by not having an RRU but overall you would not need an RRU.
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Re: Furuno 711C and Evinrude G2

Postby Easygoing » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:22 am

I'm looking at repowering with a G2 as well. Watching to see how this thread turns out.
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