I happen to be up here in Maine
during some of the coldest days of the year. The captain
I handed my job/boat off to texted me to tell me he was stressing because his radar
had crapped out. It's about -1F with a windchill of about -17F, there's a lot of sea smoke out today so he really needs it. I was a friend enough to come down and have a look at it. I was able to barely manipulate an allen key enough with my frozen hands to take the lid off of the unit. When he fired it up it barely rotated once, stopped, and then gave an error code 6, which I believe is a power supply code.
Any of you cold weather
sailors had similar problems with this unit? I am kind of wondering if maybe whatever lubricant was on there congealed in the cold weather
and was stopping the unit from spinning. Are Garmin
units not rated for sub zero temps?