Auto Pilot fixed

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Chinook
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Auto Pilot fixed

Post by Chinook » Thu May 02, 2019 4:20 pm

Six years back I installed a Raymarine Smart Pilot 6002 on our boat. I really loved it, and missed it badly when it failed to work last year. Turned it on and after a short time, the control display went blank. I checked the fuse and it was blown. New fuse wouldn't hold, however. Turns out, I was getting power to the drive motor, but the motor had failed. That was causing the fuse to blow. I contacted Raymarine and got a very helpful tech, who pointed me toward an online repair manual, which showed the steps in accessing the motor. With part number in hand I was able to order a new motor. Easy to install, and it now works fine. I'm looking forward to using it once again on the cruise around Vancouver Island.

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Re: Auto Pilot fixed

Post by BOAT » Fri May 03, 2019 7:44 am

Wow, all the way around the island?? I wish I had you as a guide - I would like to try that but I am too scared.

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