SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance > Electronics > Raymarine Seatalk failure
 Not a Member? 


Thread: Raymarine Seatalk failure Reply to Thread
Title:
  

By choosing to post the reply below you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Topic Review (Newest First)
11-08-2009 09:17 PM
BELLATRIX1965
SEATALK weak link?

Quote:
Originally Posted by bobwebster View Post
Make sure the seatalk is getting power. It may be coming from your autopilot, which probably has an internal 5-amp fuse that powers the seatalk. The red seatalk wire should be 12v+.

Also, you can try disconnecting seatalk instruments on the boat one at a time until it starts working.
Yes, bobwebster is on the right tack! - I have had similar problems with my ST60 - RAYMARINE advised me to check the SEATALK system by changing the backlighting on one connected instrument. If the backlighting doesn't change on ALL connected instruments when you change the one, there is a problem. Disconnect instruments one at a time, repeat the backlight test until you have eliminated the problem instrument (when you disconnect the bad one, changing backlight setting on one of the remaining will change backlight on all other connected instruments). Let us know what you find!
10-29-2009 11:09 PM
bobwebster Make sure the seatalk is getting power. It may be coming from your autopilot, which probably has an internal 5-amp fuse that powers the seatalk. The red seatalk wire should be 12v+.

Also, you can try disconnecting seatalk instruments on the boat one at a time until it starts working.
10-19-2009 12:51 PM
Cruisingdad
Quote:
Originally Posted by catnap892 View Post
About two months ago, we were hit with a nearby lightening strike that disabled my Raymarine st40 Wind and close hauled instrument and gave me a Seatalk failure on the st4000 wheel autopilot. For the Wind, I replaced the masthead as well as the instrument panel unit with a st60+ unit but the auto pilot still read seatalk failure. I sent the autohelm instrument to Raymarine and they sent it back, 6 weeks later and $200.00 later, but it still will not function and still reads seatalk failure. Any suggestions? I don't have much faith in the Raymarine factory techs, as their standard answer is send it back to us.
Try cleaning the connectins. If there is not a good connection with one of the HSBs (anywhere in the daisy chain) it will caluse a failure of almost the entire system. I had some corrosion on one terminal once and it caused really wierd failures. I think you have a wiring issue... just my guess.

I use a piece of wire inside the HSB cables. wiggle them all and make sure you push them in hard.

Again, from the limited description, this is my guess.

- CD
10-18-2009 11:27 AM
negrini Have you checked cables ? Is it possible to have it melted ? Check for simp-ly continuity ....
10-17-2009 05:17 PM
brak It could be the autopilot itself, I suppose.
10-17-2009 04:16 PM
catnap892
Raymarine Seatalk failure

About two months ago, we were hit with a nearby lightening strike that disabled my Raymarine st40 Wind and close hauled instrument and gave me a Seatalk failure on the st4000 wheel autopilot. For the Wind, I replaced the masthead as well as the instrument panel unit with a st60+ unit but the auto pilot still read seatalk failure. I sent the autohelm instrument to Raymarine and they sent it back, 6 weeks later and $200.00 later, but it still will not function and still reads seatalk failure. Any suggestions? I don't have much faith in the Raymarine factory techs, as their standard answer is send it back to us.

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:16 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.