I may be going crazy ( I seem to say that a lot since buying
my boat- twitch twitch) But I cannot get the autopilot
I have the helm
brake off and the autopilot
gray lever (that engages the pilot wheel) up which should disengage and allow me to steer this puppy.
But when I try to move the helm
it wont budge not even a little play. if I apply angry light pressure
on the helm it seems to want to move the autopilot steering
mechanism which hints to me that it is the unit and not my rudder
(please God not my rudder).
Another point to consider is the autopilot doesnt have any juice to it because I am rewiring the dc system and pulled out the rats nest from the previous owner.
Please someone tell me a easy - you forgot to pull the lever answer! Or I will take the whole unit out and sell it, which is what my instincts tells me to do on all electrical
critical sytems (steering is pretty critical in my book)
Help! Damsel in distress
, well I am in the slip and not bearing down on a rocky shore, but still distressed my baby can't go anywhere right now.
here is a pic of the unit, you cant see the grey lever (is on the left side of the unit) I have tried up and down to disebgage and my brake for the helm is also loose as a goose.
PS I posted my autopilot question in this area cause it didn't seem to fit the Electrical
department but it isn't a communication / av either, but I figure you smarty pants read both