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Auto Pilot Woes - Clutch Bypass Engaged

Old 07-14-2014, 05:14 AM
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Default Auto Pilot Woes - Clutch Bypass Engaged

I'm posting this for a friend whom is here in the Bahamas and having this problem with his AP on his Hatteras. Looking for assistance.

AutoPilot Woes - Clutch Bypass Engaged

Two miles out of Ponce inlet on the way to the Bahamas the auto pilot decides to tell me "Clutch Bypass Engaged". This is the first time I have ever seen this message. I can not find any way to disengage through the menu. One thing I find very interesting, the drive I have installed does not even utilize the "clutch bypass switch" - no wires even installed on the jumpers of the board. Its a reversible pump, not a hydraulic linear drive.

Robertson AP300x w/reversible drive pump

Attempted but no resolve:
- Rest the breaker and powered up unit (several times)
- Went through autopilot setup to ensue proper drive unit is configured - reversible motor
- A rudder test is possible, completes successfully but when engaging autopilot, "clutch bypass engaged" is displayed

Has anyone else seen this or know how to correct? Appreciate everyone's input as I would like to resolve before heading back to the state...really miss the autopilot, makes for long days.

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