Greetings all. Wondering if the collective wisdom can sort this out. The antipodean boat
has the Raymarine Autohelm
tllier pilot ST4000.
It seems to work
just fine except that the degrees reported by the display bear no relationship to the boat's heading.
For example, boat
is heading south. I'd expect to see the display read 180 when I turn the machine on. Instead, it has some other, apparently random, number, say 245.
When I press auto to start steering
, the machine steers the boat course ... 180 for this example ... and if I press +10, it steers the boat obediently up to 190. But the display goes to 255.
Not a big deal, as long as you realize what's going on. But it can be a shock when you think you're steering
south and you see Otto has set course for Africa
Couldn't see anything on the manual about this, but was bashing south from Tutukaka in 20 knots when I read it, so I might have missed something.
Any thoughts? Does the fact that it's in New Zealand
have any bearing?