Plan is to leave for a trip on Friday for a while but........
Long story short, my autopilot
computer is toast. The circuit board got soaked and after baking several times it does not work
. While wet it would give a warning on the control head
of "over current" and return to standby mode. After baking it the 15 amp fuse blows when power
is applied. The "over current" warning was supposed to warn if the motor
was drawing too much current
but happened even if the motor
There is a plastic box on the board that has some sort of electro-mechanical device (part of the gyro?) that clicks and then the fuse blows. I suspect this and would like to get one from an old board and replace it to see, but my time constraints means if I do this it will only be for a backup, as I need a replacement NOW.
If anyone has this part or an old board I would like to have it. On the part is written/stamped V23076-A3001-C132 Portugal
So, as to the replacement...........
My searches lead me to people selling these things and not for just parts
as I need a not-new one and only need the computer. Not the compass
, position sensor
, drive motor or the controller.
All I can find that looks like mine is a tiller pilot that they call a tiller pilot plus corepack. RAYMARINE E12137 X5 TILLER PLUS PILOT COREPACK
My computer box looks like that in form but only says a stylized "SmartPilot" below the "Raymarine".
Is it interchangeable?
I can't find just the computer anywhere.
I can't find an older one anywhere.
My manual is from April 06.
Nowhere do I find the "advertised" unit like the ones I hear about - ST6000 wheel
pilot, and now the X5 or X10.
There is a newer looking computer.
And the plastic box looks the same.
Can I get one of these and have it work
The newer one looks like this and is an X series.
But then so is the X5 above which looks like my box.
I plan to call Raymarine
tomorrow asap but would appreciate some advise here.
The info on the back of the box is three stickers.
5538-001 10337656 SN I think
CE E12180 0380227
My computer looks almost like this one
RAYMARINE X-5 WHEEL SMARTPILOT E12201