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[CA] Autopilot tracking
05-03-18, 04:03 PM (This post was last modified: 05-08-18 03:41 PM by Chuck - Raymarine - Moderator.)
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[CA] Autopilot tracking
When I try to tract hard on the wind on port tack, the autopilot sheers as much as 80 feet to starboard and then tries to return to the course line. Because I’m already hard on the boat never gets back to the line. I have to run the engine to get on tract. Also, when tracking in a cross current, the autopilot will only crab 20 degrees to compensate for the current. If any more is needed, the boat loses ground down stream so that I can’t use tracking in moderate cross currents. What good is it then? What’s it for, high powered motor boats?
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[CA] Autopilot tracking - George Rigsby - 05-03-18 04:03 PM

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