Hey all, I have a full Hydro B&G instruments which all work
fine so really do not want to replace any which means keeping to NMEA 0183
if possible. Now ehre is my issue:
I have owned the boat
for a bit over a year and the B&G T1 ram (blue) failed on the delivery
home. The seals
failed and they dont make the seal kit anymore. So I went to a hydraulic place and they replaced the seals
, bench tested fine, but failed about 12 hours into a passage
(not difficult conditions).
From what i understand from the old owner the pilot was original from the boat
(47ft Alu fast mono cruiser ~ 14t) which would make it 20 years old. Good effort. Given the T1 is on the borderline of the boat size I found a T2 ram (black) and thought this would be a good upgrade to increase reliability
for our upcoming 2 year cruise
So I installed the T2 but didnt work
to push the rudder
at all (can hear it work but no movement). So some more reading and I had to upgrade the computer to the ACP2 rather than the ACP1. Found one online and installed and again the ram activates but wont push the rudder
I ran through the dockside commissioning and the rudder indicator appears to be working (full port 1.5 v - midships 2.31 v full stb 3.12 v) but when activating the rudder time, I get no movement and error 103 which is no response from the rudder indicator, but this is probably because the rudder is not moving.
My next move is to make sure that the wires from the ACP2 to the T2 are the correct size for the load going through them, but any other advice would be very welcome...
Can you do a factory reset on a Hydro pilot?
The B&G T2 manual suggests I should be using the NAC computer but I thought that the linear drive
should work for any as long as the output voltage is correct.
I really do not want to have to go to the NAC computer because then its then needing to upgrade the pilot controller to Triton which are all NMEA 2000
, which then means it wont take wind
input as 0183 meaning I wont be able to use the autopilot