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On the post got all numbers together. The belt number is:

GPT-AT5-825-10
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Those numbers look familiar to me as being standard metric timing belt sizes. It's been a long time, but I believe it is an AT5 tooth profile with a total length of 825 mm, and is 10 mm wide. It would be interesting if someone checked this out. It would make getting the belt easy from an industrial distributor.

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I have a simrad wp-32. It has started to become erratic.No help from Navico or Simrad.Any ideas would be helpful.
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I call my Ivan , It will just decide not to work & make hard turns right or left
Take it apart & try strightening the compass wires & retry it seems to work for me (sometimes)
simrad just charged me to tell me they couldn't find anything wrong with it.
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simrad wp-32

Thanks,That is exactly what the autopilot is doing.I'll try that.
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Re: Simrad Wheelpilot

What is the trick to getting the unit reassembled after the new belt is in place?
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Re: Simrad Wheelpilot

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I recently broke a drive belt on a 16 month old WP30 in British Columbia and called several marinas for replacements without luck. I was told that the nearest belt was in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia! The Manual recommends replacement every three or four years by a professional and has no instructions for disassembly. Wouldn''t this give you a lot of confidence in the Azores or Polynesia! On return to the States, the Simrad technician stated that for warranty replacement the unit must be returned to Simrad, I pay the freight plus a $50 labor charge and they will replace the $60 belt for free. How''s that for lousy customer service! Richard Elliott.
If you still have the belt. Look at the teeth. If have a trapazoidal profile the belt is most likely inch sized. Count how many teeth, and measure how long the belt is. Divide the length by the number of teeth, that gives you the pitch. Measure the belt width too. The belt part number will be pitch x # of teeth x width.

If the belt teeth have a round profile it is most likely metric. Take all the measurement and convert to millimeters. 1 inch = 25.4 mm exactly.

Try a company like Stock Drive Products to find the belt. Probably less than $10. Lots of these belts are available with kevlar reinforcements, that may stop the belt from breaking. If it just stripping off teeth, don't bother with the kevlar, it won't really help.

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Re: Simrad Wheelpilot

Dude's post was 8 yrs old.
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Re: Simrad Wheelpilot

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Dude's post was 8 yrs old.
Yes, above is true but information is timeless...
and I thank all you Dude's for information and time saved as I am looking to inventory a belt on a so far properly
functioning although aging WP30.
Now to remember how to retighten unit to pedestal.
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Re: Simrad Wheelpilot

Hey HugoSalt, will you post what you find out or where you buy it from? I buy my belts for my 3 GM30F from Autozone for fractions of the cost over the Yanmar dealer.
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