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  1. #1
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    Default 2nd tiller pilot has just expired

    I started this trip with two tiller pilots

    an ST 2000 that came with the bioat that was amazing

    at night it was better on the helm than any human

    but it rained and it stopped - now all it does is beep like a sad seagull chick

    the other was the st1000

    less good but I have been using it since I started KTL so it had a seven year bashing

    It has got a bit wet but a few minutes under the fan heater and it starts again


    not this time though

    after the journey between Orkney and Eirbol when it got wet a few times it has also expired

    the fan heater treatment produces no cure

    does anyone have an old but unwanted one they are willing to swap for ktl DVds

    yours

    Ron Hopeful

    PS - here is the story of the journey

    http://www.keepturningleft.co.uk/sai...-of-times-and/

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    Quote Originally Posted by dylanwinter View Post


    not this time though

    after the journey between Orkney and Eirbol when it got wet a few times it has also expired

    the fan heater treatment produces no cure

    Was the wetting with salt water this time, or fresh? Maybe it there's salt in there a bit of a rinse prior to the fan heater cure might help. Slim chance admittedly...

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    Seems to be a common problem with the raymarine pilots.
    I have a poly bag that a roll of fibre glass mat came in, to slide over it.

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    Won't Raymarine repair one of them in return for a bit of good publicity on KTL

    Pretend to be Ellie !

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    Quote Originally Posted by lpdsn View Post
    Was the wetting with salt water this time, or fresh? Maybe it there's salt in there a bit of a rinse prior to the fan heater cure might help. Slim chance admittedly...
    Mine have died about three times. A rinse followed by a warming has worked wonders thus far...

    I also put a water absorber in, but it got in the way of the works so got the heave-ho last month.

    They really need to be put in a waterproof bag if being sailed enthusiastically (or in scotch mist perhaps)

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    waterproof bag we sewed one with plastic tent window stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by dylanwinter View Post
    I started this trip with two tiller pilots

    an ST 2000 that came with the bioat that was amazing

    at night it was better on the helm than any human

    but it rained and it stopped - now all it does is beep like a sad seagull chick

    the other was the st1000

    less good but I have been using it since I started KTL so it had a seven year bashing

    It has got a bit wet but a few minutes under the fan heater and it starts again


    not this time though

    after the journey between Orkney and Eirbol when it got wet a few times it has also expired

    the fan heater treatment produces no cure

    does anyone have an old but unwanted one they are willing to swap for ktl DVds

    yours

    Ron Hopeful

    PS - here is the story of the journey


    http://www.keepturningleft.co.uk/sai...-of-times-and/

    I can sympathise. Mine (ST2000) stopped 2 months out of warranty. The estimate to repair was more than the original cost. The Raymarine distributor told me I shouldn't have let it get wet.

    A marine machine intended to work in the cockpit......!!!

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    Were you applying the fan heater to the complete unit or after taking it apart?

    I have found that rinsing the circuit board with fresh water then leaving it in the sun to dry out completely (both sides) usually works. Note the colour coding of the various wires before unplugging them. To prevent condensation after re-assembly you also need to get all the remaining water out of the case with paper towels (difficult: it's a complicated shape with lots of nooks and crannies) followed by hot air or sunshine as available.

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    Dylan,

    I have found Raytheon tech support ( as the golden rule in life anywhere, don't go near sales / admin ) offer brilliant advice & support inc the cheapest way around snags.

    Good luck, I agree the ST2000 is a brilliant bit of kit.
    Anderson 22 Owners Association - For info please ask here or PM me.

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    Dylan check your plug and socket connection is good. Corrosion and one of the pins not making contact with the other pushed out of joint caused a similar malfunction. I found the fault after trying another know good TP.
    Sometimes enough connection to fire up display but as soon as you draw any current it goes awol with a beep?
    Now Sailing Bluenote II Hanse 301 based Y Felinheli Dock.

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