I had a few wheel
pilots. The CPT is strong as a bull, but dumb as a rock.
One could not leave the helm
to make a sandwich if there was boats within a 5 mile radius,
The CPT would get a brain fart then turn 90 degrees to with Port or Starboard.
I tried everything to make it behave, sent back for repairs
3 times, once they found a burned out mother board, another time they sent me a brand new replacement, which worker better, but only marginally so.
Ended up putting it on eBay and sold
it to a guy in Hawaii
who collected autopilots.
(Not making this up)
Got a Simrad
WP 32 instead. A much better pilot with a built in Fluxgate compass
Really enjoyed the WP 32 and got the remote
control and hooked it up to a chart plotter.
Sadly they quit making them and only used ones can be found at eBay.
The CPT pilots have new owners and may be redesigned with modern electronics
and may work
better than before. (I had my struggles with the CPT from 2001 to 2007, cursed it thousands of times and had the phone
number for the CPT President on my speed dial.
To the OP: you did not break any unwritten rules, but you need thick skin around here, really.