Originally Posted by Amberina
just took my new Lagoon
450 from les sables d'ollone to Cambrils (spain). during the trip, it was very difficult to sleep in the owners cabin
due to a very noisy autopilot
. do other owners of the have the same problem, or is this a 'warranty' issue?
If your 450 is fitted with the Lacombe&Schmitt linear drive
50ST hydraulic system, then Yes, its noisy. Ive had correspondence with L&S about this and they are aware of it - its the opening/closing of lock valves that are loud however its 'normal' i.e. its the nature of the beast. When I talked to them 2yrs back they said a future version would solve this - I guess they're not there yet.
However they are very reliable systems even though the noise
is disconcerning. Do get yourself one of L&S's Service
Kits. Your AP is you best friend!
If you come up with a solution, other than earplugs, do let me (us) know.