Garmin Compact Reactor 40 Hydraulic Autopilot with GHC 20 and Shadow Drive PackModel: 010-00705-08
- Includes Compact Reactor 40 starter pack, GHC 20 marine autopilot control unit and Shadow Drive technology
- Recommended only for single-engine outboard boats less than 30’ long
- Solid-state 9-axis Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS)
- Minimizes heading error, course deviation, rudder movement and power consumption while providing a comfortable ride
- Minimal commissioning and calibration
Designed for boats less than 30’ long, the Compact Reactor 40 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 our 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 path (requires LakeVü HD Ultra maps or 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 minimizes 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 Compact Reactor 40 autopilot will keep you on your desired course.
All autopilots require commissioning and calibration to work properly. We know you just want to get on the water, so we made this process as fast and easy as possible. That’s the power of simple.
Combined with our 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 preprogrammed 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.
Included patented Shadow Drive technology 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 maneuver the boat. The autopilot automatically re-engages when you hold a steady course.
Compact Reactor 40 can be operated using the included GHC 20 helm control unit. In fact, you can connect up to 3 GHC helm control units. You can also operate it directly from your compatible Garmin chartplotter screen. 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.
1Not 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, Garmins higher-performance Reactor 40 models are recommended.
2Requires echoMAP™ CHIRP 5x/7x/9x chartplotter/sonar combos; ECHOMAP Plus 6x/7x/9x chartplotter/sonar combo; GPSMAP® chartplotter series 7200/7400/7600/8000/8200/8400/8500/8600; or GPSMAP chartplotter/sonar combo series 7x2/9x2/10x2/12x2
3Auto Guidance is for planning purposes only and does not replace safe navigation operations.
What's in the Box:
- GHC 20 helm control display
- Shadow Drive
- Reactor 40 CCU (Course Computer Unit)
- 1.0 L Pump
- ECU (Electronic Control Unit)
- ECU power cable
- Interconnect cable
- NMEA 2000® drop cables (2 meters)
- NMEA 2000 power cable
- NMEA 2000 T-connectors
- Male and female terminators