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Old 08-22-2017, 07:01 PM
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Just installed a Simrad AP44 Medium pack and having some trouble.

Boat is a 25 Contender, single steering ram and AP is just being used as a stand alone unit.

Had a couple problems today while testing it on the water. When i hit auto the boat wants to slowly keep going to port and will not keep the heading i set it on.
Another problem im am having is when im in auto mode if i turn the knob to starboard it takes a really long time to start turning but if i turn to port it responds right away.

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Old 08-22-2017, 07:12 PM
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What speed did you do auto-tune at?

Does it steer well at slow speed?

Where is your compass located? What is your % field number?
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Originally Posted by V8BoatBuilder View Post
What speed did you do auto-tune at?

Does it steer well at slow speed?

Where is your compass located? What is your % field number?
im not sure what speed auto tune is set at, didnt do the install so the installer did all that. ran out of time today so will mess with it more in the morning.

does not steer well at slow speeds but turning to port is still more responsive than to starboard.

compass is located on top on console and heading sensor is in the floor of the console a good 2-3' apart.
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Suggest you get the installer onboard and have him look into your concerns. I'm thinking this is likely an installation warranty issue.
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Originally Posted by TTaxi View Post
Suggest you get the installer onboard and have him look into your concerns. I'm thinking this is likely an installation warranty issue.
Installer should have sea trailed and adjusted settings to fit your boat. He was paid to do that.

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