Auto Pilot fixed
Posted: 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.