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Autohelm 1000 tiller pilot noise interference
I've got a 26 foot Contessa with tiller and a Autohelm 1000 tiller pilot hooked up. I've got 3 Group 31 AGM's (315AH).
Here's my dilemma... When I engage the autopilot, there is noise generated by it that is audible in the VHF. Here's what I mean; I've set a course and engage the autopilot. Whenever it corrects port or starboard there is a loud click in the VHF. Obviously very annoying. Especially at night when things are quiet and I'm having a peaceful sail. I've searched the forums and can't find anything like this so thanks in advance for help.
Some added information - the noise from the autopilot has bee present since I bought the boat. Previously it had 2 wet batteries in it. Problem happened then as well. I'm assuming I need some sort of noise filter but I can't seem to find anything that fits the bill.
Last edited by captainrich; 09-02-2008 at 10:10 PM.
Reason: FORGOT SOME INFO