We have one cracked and therefore unusable sample we're keeping for the remote possibility that we might have some replacements fabricated. The Pinion Sprocket, which is what transfers the 's movement to the , is no longer available. I can't remember how I managed it at first but I think a bit of botching came into it. I used it as a trade in to lower the price i got for an upgrade, electronics of the unit now resides in the boat. Used it 4 times since new out of probably 20 attempts. After a morning of very messy work we clean all the parts, but unfortunately, the membrane goes overboard with the cleaning water. Internally, this works just like the Drive Eccentric Assembly, except that it has no external lever for rapid adjustment.
It was forward to me about 6 years ago. It's the type with a separate ram and control box with inputs for the helm, vane and remote. Dan gave me permission to share his info here on The Boat Galley. At the switch end, there is a central plastic plug you can prise out with a jeweller's screwdriver. Please ask any and all questions that you may have. I am getting a bit tired of making everything from scratch : I think the idea is that when the pushrod is pulled back into the unit it does'nt take the rain drops in with it so whoever the forum member was taped the plastic bag opening onto the end of the pushrod to keep it dry and as the rod went in and out it concerteenered? I will try to recover that file and post it for you in the next couple days. While we are sometimes asked about a replacement Belt, our experience has been that even when these belts were available, it was actually rare for a spare to be needed.
I have re soldered it and put it back together. I am getting a bit tired of making everything from scratch : Bushdog said. A couple of days later, I had the display back and it works beautifully! For Sale and Wanted Trailertri 680 - West System Products - Excellent construction and condition. Ad by Google Disclaimer: The information on this web site has not been checked for accuracy. It would be great to see how it should have been done but don't risk wrecking yours in the process unless you want to know in case it fails whilst you are at sea.
There are also the option to have this done for you. Now 12 years and 11,000 miles under the keel later, the instruments are beginning to die one by one. Sailing off into the sunset aboard their Passport 37 sailboat, they cruised from Annapolis to Cartagena, Colombia and back. Does anyone know of anywhere that might repair such a thing? These are intended to promote thought and for entertainment. It is 18 month old, had repaired once 2 months ago by raymarine, some soldered joints came undone on the board, not working again! I installed it but I am not getting any response from the unit.
I have a working tiller pilot that strongly resembles the one in this manual and I have a second one in superficially better shape that isn't working and has the sound of small pieces moving inside the casing. If a Wheel Drive is eating belts, it may be an indication of a more basic problem, such as improper tensioning. It was blinking crazy numbers when we knew we were in 7 feet of water. I will eventually set up a new site but not sure where or when this will happen. Do you have a solution for it yet? That has proved a god-send. I fired up an old computer and managed to recover a bunch of old files that use to be on my ole Ingrid website.
Contessaman I should point out that when I originally restrung my Autohelm 15 years ago it was because the string had snapped so I didn't have an original to copy. I can't find that file on this computer and it should be on another that is not on line right now. The Motor is perhaps the only part that is still available! Parts including belts are no longer available from the manufacturer for what is now called the Mark I Wheel Drive this is the black version made under the Autohelm or Raytheon names. I found bearings for the Raymarine wind instruments online at Radio Shack — part No. I agree Primary Sidebar Hi! They sent it back unrepaired claiming they don't have parts. F27s were everywhere, with 11 taking part, along with some other assorted bigger multihulls. It appears to be leaking some oil out of the case where one of the screws fits so I guess I'm going to have to investigate that.
Years later and after thousands of miles, it had turned into a delicate shade of pink and sounded a bit rough so I popped into their factory in Portsmouth where they gave me a new one. I can't find that file on this computer and it should be on another that is not on line right now. Felix, a while ago someone on the forum said that rain gets into the unit through the pushrod opening. In the process, I dislodged the string so I have had the opportunity to restring it again which probably is quite a useful exercise. Then he checked to see that it fit inside our existing housing and found that worked fine too. I haven't yet taken it apart, I thought I'd ask here first. We contacted Gemeco and despite an initial mix-up with sending us the speed sensor transducer rather than the depth sensor transducer, they were able to identify which old depth transducer we had — a model P-19 and specify that the new 200 hertz transducer would be a model D800P-200-2.
I couldn't see my unit in the price list but, looking at the prices quoted for the newer units, it's probably beyond economical repair at Raymarine rates. I know most of you are not fond of this unit, but for anyone interested, I have pictures of the repairs as they progressed. Every time I try to use some new problem raises. Undo this as best you can then lift off the top of the switch. I already replaced my depth headend and the transducer worked.
Just ordered a new Navico st 32 heard it is better unit. This is an effort that takes quite a bit of time and as it is just me and I would rather be sailing. I took that as a challenge. So I turned to the internet. Can you repair it- or do you know someone who can.
If you would like to have us service your item, you may bring it by our store during , or ship it to to the attention of the Service Department. Many eons ago I bought the original Autohelm 1000 at the Earls Court boat show. I recommend Dan without reservation. A few hours and a couple of test leads should help me scavenge or repair the other Autohelm 1000 as I am guessing that the only difference between the old 800 model and my two examples is output power. I sent him my Raymarine S3 course computer. With the piston retracted the notch is in the position shown and this seems to work though it may not be correct. I removed the rest of them and drilled out the center section of each to allow a small 10-32 bolt and a lock nut to fit on each.