Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Spares & Raymarine Course Computer

Andrew & Kate Lamb

Hi Bill


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.





SM2k 472

Canet en Roussillion, France




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Sent: Monday, May 18, 2015 9:20 AM
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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. 

  1. Has anyone used a Raymarine repair depot in Europe?
  2. Does anyone have a spare they wish to sell - 400G or S3GT?
  3. Any advice?




BeBe 387



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