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st 3000 auto mine snakes back and forth 30 dergrees

I have a st3000 wheel pilot but it swings back and forth 30 degrees and I have tride everting andy body els have this problem???
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st 3000 auto mine snakes back and forth 30 dergrees

I know that you have ''tried everything'' but have you tried adjusting the gain. This seems to be one of the most critical things to adjust when you have big swings like that.

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I''ve got an old ST 3000 that''s just barely big enough for my 35'' boat. However, I hooked it up myself and practiced dialing it in using my gps and compass headings rather than paying attention to the fluxgate compass. There''s a dampening switch on the back of the fluxgate that limits the sensitivity, as I recall. Seems like it had either two or three positions - which I found necessary in heavier seas. Useless for sailing.
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st 3000 auto mine snakes back and forth 30 dergrees

try to adjust the gain near 50% and work your way to 0% in small increments. My st3k has been a good unit witht the exception of the counter balance falling off and i had to repair it underway. I think the switch on the back is to determine which side of the boat cockpit it is on ( very important) yours could be 180 out.
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I would start by resetting the unit to the factory defaults and then following the initial setup instructions. Also, make sure that nothing is interfearing with your fluxgate compass. We had a radio going once and that totally threw off the unit.
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The unit is not tough enough to use consistently and effectively for sailing. Works fine for long motoring needs if you keep an eye on things. Mine is one of the old ones and works fine, but, again, is useless under sail.
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st 3000 auto mine snakes back and forth 30 dergrees

I would agree with hamiam by start resetting the unit to factory defaults and then following the initial setup . However before that , double check the connection of fluxgate, and integrity of wiring. My ST 6000 went crazy, and after a week I found a broken strand in flux wiring.

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