Join Date: Oct 2006
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Re: Mostly singlehanded...what lines should I run aft?
My S100 is powered by a pair of AAA batteries... If they go dead while the autopilot is in AUTO mode, it will switch the unit into STANDBY... Could result in big trouble, if you're not aware of it, and my owner's manual from Raymarine makes no mention whatsoever of this possiblilty...
Interesting. Mine doesn't behave that way. It just quietly dies when the batteries are drained. I wonder what's different. Want to swap serial numbers? Mine dates from 2006 and I haven't done any firmware updates.
Furthermore, there is no easy way to turn it off, it will only do so automatically if the pilot is in STANDBY mode for a few minutes... To avoid having to do that, I simply open the back cover and disconnect one of the batteries...
That's frustrated me more than once.
Still - I'm glad I have it.
sail fast and eat well, dave
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