this for a friend whom is here in the Bahamas
and having this problem with his AP on his Hatteras. Looking for assistance.
Woes - Clutch
Two miles out of Ponce inlet on the way to the Bahamas
the auto pilot decides to tell me "Clutch Bypass Engaged". This is the first time I have ever seen this message. I can not find any way to disengage through the menu. One thing I find very interesting, the drive I have installed does not even utilize the "clutch bypass switch" - no wires even installed on the jumpers of the board. Its a reversible pump, not a hydraulic linear drive
Robertson AP300x w/reversible drive pump
Attempted but no resolve:
- Rest the breaker and powered up unit (several times)
- Went through autopilot
setup to ensue proper drive unit is configured - reversible motor
- A rudder
test is possible, completes successfully but when engaging autopilot, "clutch bypass engaged" is displayed
Has anyone else seen this or know how to correct? Appreciate everyone's input as I would like to resolve before heading back to the state...really miss the autopilot, makes for long days.