First, Hello to all on CF. I recently joined and cannot keep from spending hours here! I'm new to Cf, but not new to sailing and cruising. I've found LOTS of useful info and hope I've helped a little with other peoples problems.
Half way thru our current
5 yr cruise
1833c) has decided it only wants to work
when it wants to!.. Underway, It always comes on, but after a while the echo/return gets segmented and shortly thereafter goes to a blank screen
. I first thought it was water
getting into the cables
during squalls, NO. I've been up the mast
twice to tighten/check the set screws on the motor/gears, NO. It's gear
driven, mo belt. Now one person says it's a grounding problem and my elec. guru in the states says it is the motor
, something about how it syncronizes the signal. I'm in a marina now (I avoid at all costs!) and have had the unit on for 48 hrs and all is fine. As soon as I head
out it will quit!!!
Any help will be surely appreciated.
Cheers to all, Greg