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autohelm 3000

Hi,

Anyone familiar with the Autohelm 3000 unit? It has a manual compass on it. I can't seem the get the compass to calibrate. There are two lights on either side of the compass. Instructions say that both lights turn off when compass is calibrated. I can't get it to the point that both lights are off.
Any suggestions or experience with this type of unit?

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Re: autohelm 3000

I'll be dismantling my old one over the next couple of days to see if I can get it working again, maybe I'll discover something
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Re: autohelm 3000

Not to hijack the thread but I've been having issues with mine also. It works great for about 10 minutes then out of the blue it just starts turning starboard and keeps turning starboard. I've read somewhere for a fix for this but cannot locate it again. Already had the unit apart once, no obvious problems, cleaned the board and reassembled.
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Re: autohelm 3000

I would suggest contacting Dan Gerhardt. C250@mydurango.net.
He fixed mine.
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Re: autohelm 3000

Another vote for Captain Dan here. He repaired my unit and replaced a faulty compass. It is now working fine. I hope he is still working on these units.
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Re: autohelm 3000

Similar experiences. My seemed to work fine on a single heading first time I used it. Now it keep turning, won't accept a new heading and /or compass is just way off!
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