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Re: Wheel pilots - which one?
It happens under any conditions including perfectly flat seas motoring. It will run flawlessly for maybe a couple of hours. Then suddenly without warning will make a hard turn and go off course like 70 or 80 degrees. Yes I have done the go around in circles thing but still have the problem, no I have not been on any Raymarine forums, I didnít think I would get much support for a 25 year old wheel pilot, but maybe Iíll check it out. Iím at a point where Iím happy to just replace it, but was wondering if there were any pros or cons to consider between the previously mentioned models.
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watching this post because I have the same issue with my ST4000.
It works fine for 1 hour or 2 then stops and the off course alarm goes off. Push stand by, then auto again it works for 10 seconds then stops. Hard to diagnose what the issue is, getting hot? The motor (drive unit) is fine.