Re: Solution: NavPilot Furuno 511 - Amel 54


 

Stephan,

If it had salt on the base, seawater was passing through the rudder post packing. The packing nut probably needs to be tightened...normally, 1/6th of a turn will do the job, but I have seen as much as 1/2 turn.

Bill
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On Thu, Mar 5, 2020 at 7:04 AM Stefan Schaufert <mail@...> wrote:

Dear Ameliens,

I found the problem/ solution for this:

„error reports on the autopilot (NAVpilot Furuno 511).
the motor for the steering is „to hot“; 
- a problem with the ruder angle
- „jumping“ rudder angle numbers (without moving the rudder/wheel).“

It is/ was the RUDDER REFERENCE UNIT.
Completely salted. You see it only if you dissasamble it completely.
Take a look at the pictures and you know what to do.
After cleaning, contact spray and corrosionX it works fine again.

 
May be somebody needs this information/ pictures sometime :-).

Best regards
Stefan
AMEL 54 N°119 LADY CHARLYETTE, currently Guadeloupe


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