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Raymarine Tri-Instrument Failure

I have the typical Raymarine tri-instrument pack on my 2008 Catalina 309. Depth/Speed Meter, Wind Instrument, and Autohelm (St3000 I think). All was fine until a week ago. We had some Engine Maintenance recently, required starter cable disconnect, but no other work or events.

Currently, the Depth/Speed Meter will not turn on, the Wind Instrument is on and beeps, but no numeric read out-only dashes. Direction indicator seems to work. Autohelm says something like "No Seatalk Connection".

I turned off a couple times, turned off 12 volt selector then back on, but no change. I have a marine electronics guy coming in 2 weeks, but would like to get this fixed myself. Any suggestions?

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More likely ST4000 or 6000 if it's 2008 vintage.

Two words for you.. Power and connections.

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check your wiring. It sounds like something got disconnected someplace, or that the wiring was damaged when the engine work was done.

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Because SeaTalk is a bus, any one instrument failure can jam the bus and present those symptoms. You can try unplugging/bypassing one at a time to isolate which are healthy. I would bet that connecting only the Autopilot head will fix the "STLK FAIL" message. Then try wind or speed/depth in turn and see what combo works; the one that kills all when you plug it in is the culprit.
If you're lucky, it just one of the plugs that got worked loose..

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