First priority upgrade for us was Auto Pilot. A boat that we plan to cruise in … which only goes 10 mph requires Auto Pilot! Its almost like having a third crew member aboard, saves fuel and time, as a computer can steer way more accurately over long distances than a human.
Today was my very first experience using Auto Pilot. At first, I was not impressed. “It must need calibration or tweaking.” But, then after I read the manual, it started to work. I wasn’t doing anything different <wink>. But remarkably, the thing started working much better. <grin>
There are two of these control units, one at the lower helm (shown here), and another at the upper helm.
I’m looking forward to an orientation and sea trial with SeaCurity Systems of Lindenhurst NY who did the install for us in a timely manner this past week.
Donna and Shelly were patient with me this morning while I was “playing” with this navigational aid for the first time.
Sea Trial / owner instructions with the installers happens tomorrow night after work.
Addendum [Tuesday Aug 11] Frank Regan of SeaCurity Systems came aboard and did all the commissioning and calibrating of this new system, and it is 100% now!
Happy Customer now!
Thank you Frank & Co.!
It was gr8 to have Steve Romano aboard for the testing too!