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Old 28-02-2014, 04:48   #1
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furuno autopilot not complrting rudder test

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If I start my autopilot and activate it, it automatically turns the rudder all the way strb or port. The fix is to, every time I start Sailing, to run a rudder test. Eventhough the test doesnt complete, the autopilot seems to work fine, after that operation. Next time I want to use it, first I have to run again the rudder test.

When I start the rudder test, the autopilot turns the rudders to strb, the maximun degrees it can go to strb is around 10, it tryes more but it is fisically impossible since I have seen the rudders underwater and they are all the way to strb.

I need help on determining the cause of the rudder test not completing.
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Old 28-02-2014, 05:06   #2
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Re: furuno autopilot not complrting rudder test

Furuno has a very helpful technical support forum on their website.

If your rudders only have 10* of travel each side, that is probably too little. What type of boat is this? Most rudder stops are set at 30-40*. It is possible that the pilot thinks something is wrong with only being able to move 10*.

It is also possible that it is not getting proper rudder position data. Are you sure your rudder stops are set at 10* and that is the limit they travel? It could be that your rudders actually do travel 30-40*, but the rudder feedback unit is telling the pilot it is only 10*. Maybe test the feedback unit?


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