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|05-30-2007 07:32 PM|
|trantor12020||see if problem is with fluxgate or display unit. 1.set autopilot to steer by Wind angle. see if it work. 2.remove fluxgate and shake it see if there any movement inside (or jammed). 3.borrow fluxgate/display for test.|
|05-30-2007 04:44 PM|
Erratic autopilot compass headings
I have a raymarine ST linear drive autopilot system with a fluxgate compass with gyro. It worked flawlessly for 2500+nm Then it was put up on the hard for 1 1/2yrs. (2 winters in the NorthEast)
Now when trying to get things going again the compass is erratic. Sometimes off by 100 degress or more. I can't complete the "swing ship." In the seatrial display is just stays on the "Turn Boat" screen.
I found this on Raymarine.. Which I find to be a poor response to the question. Given it Worked GREAT. Nothing Changed. Except Time and potential water/freezing issues. I don't think it's a location issue.