I know there are a couple of B&G techs on here, as well as some people who have owned this system longer than myself. I am having some difficulties with the following, and would love some advice:
1. I can set navigation
to go to a waypoint or a cursor position, but Zeus doesn't draw a line from the boat to the waypoint showing what course would be direct route
. On my Garmin
, you got the line, XTE, distance to waypoint, etc. I have not been able to get any of this. I have tried extension lines from the waypoint (I get a couple of lines, plus a circle around the waypoint - and none of the lines are pointed toward the boat) and extensions lines from the boat (looks like these are extension of current
course - with limited length, and maybe laylines). I do get one numerical number at the bottom of the list of data that shows how many degrees the boat course needs to change to head
to the mark. Anyone know how to set this up to do the simple course to mark, XTE, distance to mark, time to mark?
2. Zeus2 gets wind
data and speed thru water
from ST60 instruments. I know this is working because all is displayed. When I invoke Sail Steer, I get laylines from the mark that don't seem to make any sense. For instance, we can be sailing a course moderately downwind, and the lines are saying to bear off or jibe. I could understand this if we were going too deep, but that is not the case. Upwind, we could be laying the mark, and the lines say to bear off or tack to get to port or starboard laylines, and then tack. Makes no sense. Is there something that needs to be set up besides the tacking angles?
3. Sometimes Zeus2 powers down and restarts without warning. This is a new unit, and we just finished a 12 day cruise
, and it did this twice. I am wondering whether anyone else has experienced this. I know it was not an external power issue, because the way my unit is set up you have to press the power button to turn it on.