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Old 24-11-2009, 08:04   #1
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Is My Tiller Pilot Toast?

My boat came with an older tiller pilot (Raymarine ST1000) that was convienently () stored in the bilge by the previous owner. I intially never used the tiller pilot.

Earlier this summer I tried it out and found that it would not power on. I opened up the casing and found it filled with water. There was a fair amount of rust on the electrical circuit boards, etc. I dried it out and cleaned it up as best as I could but haven't plugged it back in yet because the boat is currently stored for the winter.

Is my tiller pilot toast? Would the water damage render it worthless? Any chance it's repairable? Worth repairing? I'm not that great with electrical "stuff" so I appologize for the naive questions.
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Old 24-11-2009, 09:26   #2
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You've got a lot of electronic garbage on your hands.
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Old 24-11-2009, 09:38   #3
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Very, very worthless
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Old 24-11-2009, 09:51   #4
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If you are quick when you power it up, you may be able to make some toast on it. Sorry to be frivolous, but it is totally junk.

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Old 24-11-2009, 23:17   #5
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I also have the ST1000. I wouldn't give up without plugging it in. The good news is that the ST1000 Plus replacement is only about $500 boat bucks.
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