Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 23-08-2013, 17:07   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Durham, NC
Boat: 40 Caliber LRC
Posts: 132
Alpha 3000 Autopilot Compass Sensor

While stowing gear, I accidentally bumped the cover of my autopilot compass sensor on my Alpha 3000 autopilot compass sensor. The cap was being held on by a piece of masking tape, (put on by the previous owner I would imagine) and the cap came off and the oil spilled.

I am not familiar with this unit and of course the manuel says nothing about the oil in the compass sensor. I could use some advice on this situation.

Is the oil a specific type?
How much oil goes in the cap?

Thanks in advance,

rnjpinz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-08-2013, 19:34   #2
Registered User
transmitterdan's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2011
Boat: Valiant 42
Posts: 3,009
It's probably mineral oil same as a compass. You can call Alpha and ask. They still answer the phone last I knew.
transmitterdan is offline   Reply With Quote

autopilot, compass

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 22:52.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.