I recently purchased a 2001 Bavaria
40 Ocean with a Raymarine
C70. I'm not showing any GPS
data on the C70 screen
even though a new 'test' GPS head
with its green status indicator shows the GPS is working.
is also not functional and the electrician advised that there may be a common problem within the C70 itself. He has not been up the mast
yet to determine the status of the transmitting array. The C70 indicates the radar
is not transmitting.
The previous owner traded the boat for a larger boat and he would have no motivation to provide other than factual advice when he told me both GPS and radar were working a few months ago. I purchased my first boat from the same dealer and know him to be an honourable man - he also advised the units were working when he took the boat in trade
. The quality of the historical data since new is meticulous and other malfunctions it the boat's service
life are dutifully recorded.
I find it interesting both units would independently and simultaneously cease to function... which makes me seek a common source for both malfunctions - while keeping in mind that alternative explanations are certainly possible.
I have not found much useful troubleshooting advice in the C70 Manual or on Forum Threads.
Has anyone with C70 experience worked through a similar problem? I'd pass some hints politely to the electrician before he sends the C70 to SYD for eval and possibly repair. Thanks...