Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Raymarine Autopilot problem
Paul LaFrance <pflafrance@...>
We had the same problem. Upon checking all the connections we took the motherboard into a Raymarine. He bench tested same and said the mother board was gone. On closer inspection with a magnifier we could see where the Intergrated Circuits where cracked in several places. When we told him that it would work on and off he indicated it was possible as the current could sometimes jump small break. He recommended we replace the unit with an Evo auto pilot by Raymarine.
We sourced one in the USA and had it shipped and installed by friend. One of the itrms we found with the new unit was thr language is Seatalk and we had to get a translator to work with our other NEMA 0183 & 2000 languages. This item was also sourced in the USA.
We have this translator plus the Raymarine bar for sale. Retail cost is over $300 and we are selling for both for $150
We recently changed our nav system due the failure of the sonic speed and ongoing problems with wind instuments. The B&G is so expensive and hard to find parts.
I can send you pics separately of the parts and new autopilot
We also our old unit for parts.
The new unit is far superior to the old one
Paul & Sue LaFrance
SV NOMAD 1 SM#362 8n St Marteen
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On Mar 22, 2017, at 6:24 PM, "osterberg.paul.l@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote: