Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Spares & Raymarine Course Computer
Andrew & Kate Lamb
Shortly after we bought our Amel our course computer failed it would only activate the drive in one direction – unfortunately our model does not have the two auto-pilot option, so we had an 18 hour sail from Marseille to Leucate short-handed without the autopilot. We had it serviced in the UK service centre – they arranged collection and return and as far as I recall we effectively paid for a replacement but as it only required a few component changes they rebated us the difference – process seemed fairly quick and painless.
Canet en Roussillion, France
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Sent: Monday, May 18, 2015 9:20 AM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Spares & Raymarine Course Computer
I probably have too many spares, but, you never know.
In the Pacific I had a Raymarine drive fail on a 10 day passage, but thanks to the Amel option of a second drive, the failure was solved with the flick of the A/B switch and we did not miss a beat.
As BeBe is crossing the Atlantic in January to complete our circle, I bought a spare course computer, rudder sensor and control head. Yesterday the original Raymarine course computer failed without notice while on a short sail in Malta. The control head read, "NO PILOT." After we anchored, I exhausted troubleshooting and replaced the course computer.
Now, I either need to buy another, or get this one repaired at a Raymarine depot.