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How to calibrate a SI-TEXT SP-110?

Old 09-09-2017, 06:11 AM
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I bought a SI-TEXT SP-110 last year and installed it but have never gotten it to work properly. I figured that with the electric compass and being hooked up to my Garmin GPSMAP 740s I couldn't go wrong, but I'm not sure what to do with it.

My main purpose in purchasing this is that I want to slow troll without the need to keep my hands on the wheel at all times. In my testing, I set a simple straight heading and notice that it keeps veering off course. I keep planning to call SI-TEX one day during the week, but I'm only able to get on the water on weekends lately.

Can you guys give me some calibration instructions to get this thing working right? I'm super excited to use it but have been disappointed that I can't get it going. I hope you can tell me what to expect so I can get this thing dialed in and use it properly.

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Old 09-09-2017, 08:55 AM
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Did you do the dockside and seatrail Calabrations? Compass swing etc?

Never put one of those in. But every pilot requires setup after install

Have you tried at higher speeds? Some hulls and pilots simply won't work at slow speeds
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GFL I spent hours and hours trying to get one to work correctly, call Sitex they will send you a sheet with some setup numbers to try, My would work ok a slows speeds like trolling but as soon as the boat got up on plane it was worthless. The last step I was going do was instal a rudder feedback unit and the folks at sitex thought that may fix my issues, i sold the boat before I got around to it.

I wish I had just spent the extra 1500 and bought a better unit.
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Originally Posted by smac999 View Post
Did you do the dockside and seatrail Calabrations? Compass swing etc?

Never put one of those in. But every pilot requires setup after install

Have you tried at higher speeds? Some hulls and pilots simply won't work at slow speeds
This one was specifically sold to me as being good a low speeds.
I did do some calibration but it's been a while so I may need to do it again. Regardless, there should be some set of instructions to get this going correctly.
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Mine works perfect. Has since day one for three years now. I have a rudder feedback installed. Best value of any electronics on my boat.

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