We have a lavezzi
40 fitted with furuno
vx2 plotter and navpilot. Over the last few months we have had some issues with the pilot not following the course correctly. It will steer close to course then kinda forget. It we watch and click the course dial 1 or 2 degrees then put back to correct heading, it will suddenly remember and start steering
close to course.
I have had 3 different techs come to the boat
after assuring me they knew all about furuno gear
. In each case after 5 mins it was clear my knowledge (gained from reading the manuals
cover to cover during passages) was greater. The only thing they had which I didn't was the phone
number of a furuno service
guy in their mobile.
We have had the boat
for around 18 months and the pilot was behaving perfectly up until about 2 months ago.
The fi30 instruments
have been odd (showing different info even though both are configured the same) since we took delivery
of the boat. Example the internal unit will show boat speed and not wind
whilst the unit at the helm
On the plotter we are seeing apparent wind
angle compared the boat when it should be showing wind compass
heading. This happens even though the settings are set to show true.
I suspect my tinkering may have caused the pilot issues. So I am thinking a full reset might be the answer.
If we do a complete new setup as if it is a new installation
, hopefully this will put everything back to a standard setting and get it sorted correctly.
Does anyone know of any furuno vx2 guru's preferably around mooloolabah or Moreton bay? I am thinking a few hours of someone who knows this stuff will stop what is left of my hair going grey.
Best wishes everyone for 2016
On Y Va