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Old 29-08-2019, 06:24   #1
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NECO Autopilot blocks

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I habe a quite old NECO NM 69/2 Autopilot. With chain drive. It works quite good. But often it suddenly blocks. Then it does not work and weel is blocked. When steering weel pushed hard left and right it will work good for some minutes. How to repair???
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Old 29-08-2019, 07:06   #2
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I habe a quite old NECO NM 69/2 Autopilot. With chain drive. It works quite good. But often it suddenly blocks. Then it does not work and weel is blocked. When steering weel pushed hard left and right it will work good for some minutes. How to repair???
Without knowing how your steering from the wheel to the rudder is constructed and which boat you have it might be difficult to give any advise.
I do have the Neco NM 692 with a chain and a toothed rack at an Amel Sharki sailboat. But I don't know if you have a similiar installation.
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It is a Hanseat Commodore with chain + steel ropes driven rudder.
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Old 29-08-2019, 10:31   #4
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Re: NECO Autopilot blocks

I cannot find in the Internet some information about the steering installation at the Hanseat Commodore. It seems to be quite different to the installation at a Amel Sharki I have.

After all your Neco parts might look as shown in the attached PDF.
The only advise I have:
- Have a look for any broken or loose cable connections.
- Have a look for any blocking or otherwise bad mechanical part of the steering.
- When the autopilot is engaged and you turn the course setter in the harbour to both sides one after another, does the autopilot motor turn the rudder to baboard and starboard?
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Re: NECO Autopilot blocks

Yes, Autopilot works good, but after some minutes it Blocks. After turn the blocked weel hard left and right it works for some minutes
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Yes, Autopilot works good, but after some minutes it Blocks. After turn the blocked weel hard left and right it works for some minutes
May be you try to disengage the autopilot then instead of turning the wheel?
After engaging it again does it work then?
When there is no difference it might be a mechanical problem.
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On/off does not help
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You might contact Derek Coventry at: derek207@btinternet.com
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