My search-fu must be weak. I couldn't really find anything in the archives
My boat came with an Autohelm
800. I know that this is probably the most basic autopilot
you can buy. I downloaded the manual from the web, but it's old, and not very explicit.
How does the dang thing work? It only has a few buttons (+1, -1, +10, -10 and a few others) Does it require a compass
or some other kind of navigation
input? I've figured out how to physically connect it to the tiller, so that's not a problem. I've traced the power and ground wires from the connector plug
to the electrical system
so it should get power when I plug
I'm still learning
to sail, so I'm not looking to hand over control to a black box so I can sip mai-tai's, I just want to know how it works in case I need it for some wierd reason.