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Old 02-09-2007, 09:14 PM
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This is a lazy question just because I really dont want to look at the manual. The heading on my Furuno GPS is 180 degrees off. If Im heading due east it will read 360. ANy help on this? Unit is a Furuno NavNetvx2 model 1834C with Radar/GPS/Sounder.
Old 02-09-2007, 09:42 PM
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Isn't that 90 degrees?
Old 02-10-2007, 08:09 AM
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Whiteowl - 2/9/2007 9:42 PM

Isn't that 90 degrees?
Or it could be 270 degrees.

Serioulsy though, isn't it a bit sad when someone admits they are too lazy to look in a manual to try and correct a problem on a product they probably spent $4K on?

There is a simple solution, buy I'm too lazy to look at the manual on line also.
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push the RTFM button, its pretty self explanitory from there.
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Read the manual today and it said could be the magnetic variance. I checked and it is set on auto at 7 degrees, but it is still off. In manual mode Im not sure how far to adjust it as it is not explained well. If I plot a course to one of my way points the track is dead on but the heading is off. I guess I need to look into it a little more.
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What mode is the unit in Auto course up, North up, Course up???? If the unit is not in auto course up and you dont know it it will be way off in your mind. It should tell you on the screen. Also are you moving in the boat not moving at the dock or sitting in the boat in the yard you are not going to get a heading unless you are moving. Remember you have to be moving!!....Mark

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