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Distributed by Any reference to Raytheon or RTN in this manual should be interpreted as Raymarine The names Raytheon and RTN are owned by the Raytheon Company ST3000 Wheel Drive number 811941Date June 2001811941book Page i Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PMiiST3000 Wheel Drive Autopilot s HSB High Speed Bus SailPilot SeaTalk and SportPilot are registered trademarks of RaymarineLtd Raymarine AST Advanced Steering AutoLearn AutoRelease AutoSeastate AutoTack AutoTrim FastTrim GyroPlus RayGyro RayPilot and WindTrim are trademarks of RaymarineLtd Handbook contents RaymarineLtd 2001811941book Page ii Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 1 Introduction 111Overview 313About this handbook 4Important Information 4Chapter 2 Using the Wheel Pilot 921Overview 922Using Auto mode 10Engaging the autopilot Auto the autopilot Standby mode10Changing course 11Automatic deadband control Auto hints trim changes 1423Switching display illumination on and off 1624Using Track mode 17Selecting Track mode 17Returning to Auto from Track mode 20Cross track error XTE 20Tidal stream compensation 21Waypoint arrival and advance 22Dodges in Track mode 22Safety in Track mode 23Warning messages in Track mode 2425Using Wind Vane mode 25Selecting Wind Vane mode 25Exiting Wind Vane mode 26Returning to the previous apparent wind angle 26Wind shift alarm 26Operating hints for Wind Vane mode 27Chapter 3 Maintenance Fault Finding 2931General maintenance 2932Product support 3033Fault finding 30Chapter 4 Installing the Wheel Pilot 3541Planning the installation 3542Control head installation 37Mounting procedure 37Cabling and socket installation 38811941book Page iii Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PMivST3000 Wheel Drive Autopilot Owners the socket 4243Drive unit installation 43Attaching the wheel drum 43Mounting the drive unit and belt 44Drive unit cabling 47Chapter 5 Commissioning the Wheel Pilot 5351Functional tests 53Switch on 53Operating sense 53Checking the navigation interface 54Checking the wind instrument interface 55Checking the SeaTalk interface 5552Initial sea trial 56Calibrating the compass 56Autopilot operation 5853Adjusting autopilot performance 59Chapter 6 Adjusting Wheel Pilot Settings 61Adjusting calibration values 61Calibration features 63Default calibration values the wheel pilot 64Calibration Level 1 Rudder gain 64Calibration Level 5 Cruise speed 64Calibration Level 6 Off course alarm angle 64Calibration Level 9 Magnetic variation 65Calibration Level 10 Heading error correction 65Calibration Level 11 Boats current latitude 66Controlling access to calibration 66Index 69811941book Page iv Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PMChapter 1 The ST3000 wheel pilot is a cockpit autopilot for wheel steered boats It is designed for owner installation and consists of two main unitsbracket mounted ST3000 control unit with builtin compassproven ST3000 wheel drive unitST3000 control unitOperating modesThe wheel pilot has four basic operating modes Standby mode autopilot offAuto mode autopilot engaged and locked onto a headingTrack mode autopilot on and maintaining a track between two waypoints created on a navigation system Wind Vane mode autopilot on and maintaining a course relative to an apparent wind angleSeaTalk and NMEA ST3000 control unit is SeaTalk compatible so it can share data transmitted from other Raymarine SeaTalk information from a wind instrument can be used for windvane steering without the need to install a separate vane811941book Page 1 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PM2ST3000 Wheel Drive Autopilot Owners information from a navigator can provides waypoint control from the autopilotboat speed from a speed instrument can provide optimum track keeping compatibility also allows additional fixed and handheld autopilot control units to be easily connected at secondary steering and control positionsWith an optional SeaTalkNMEA interface part number E85001the wheel pilot can also be used with any navigator or position sensor transmitting NMEA 0183The ST3000 can be calibrated to suit each installation This can provide optimum performance with many types of boat and ST3000 wheel drive unitThe wheel drive unit is attached by a single pin to a clevis permanently fixed to the cockpit structure Drive is transmitted to the wheel by a tensioned toothed belt A lever operated eccentric bush in the drive unit mounting arm enables belt tension to be released to facilitate manual override by allowing the belt to slip The drive disengagement system is both effective and reliable CAUTIONThe ST3000 is recommended for wheel steered boats up to 7000kg Above this limit and for heavy duty applications such as single handed racing or long distance ocean sailing we recommend one of the more powerful Raymarine autopilots such as the ST5000 system or Type150400 course Page 2 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PMChapter 1 conformanceAll Raymarine equipment and accessories are designed to the best industry standards for use in the recreational marine environment The design and manufacture of Raymarine equipment and accessories conform to the appropriate Compatibility EMC standards but correct installation is required to ensure that performance is not compromised General supply10 V to 15 V DCCurrent consumption Standby 65 mA 120 mA with lighting Auto between 07 A and 25 A depending on boat trim helm load and sailing temperature0C to 70C 32F to 158Control unit 6 button digital keypad Liquid Crystal Display LCDowing heading locked course and navigational information SeaTalk compatible NMEA 0183 compatible via optional SeaTalkNMEA interfaceDrive unit thrust torque 70 Nm 52 lbft helm speed 3 rpm port or starboard mounting 6 belt options maximum displacement 7000 kg 15000 lbMain features User calibration for optimum performance WindTrim control in Wind Vane mode Automatic tack Automatic compass deviation correction heading compensation Automatic heading deadband Builtin navigator interface Track mode with waypoint advance Page 3 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PM4ST3000 Wheel Drive Autopilot Owners this handbookPart 1 Using the Wheel PilotThis part of the handbook explains how to use your wheel pilot Part 2 Installing the Wheel PilotThis part of the handbook explains how to install your wheel pilot This handbook contains important information about installing using and maintaining your new Raymarine product To get the best from the product please read this handbook thoroughly Important register your new Raymarine product please take a few minutes to fill out the warranty card It is important that you complete the owner information and return the card to us to receive full warranty informationTo the best of our knowledge the information in this handbook was correct when it went to press However Raymarine cannot accept liability for any inaccuracies or omissions it may contain In addition our policy of continuous product improvement may change specifications without notice As a result Raymarine cannot accept liability for any differences between the product and the handbook Chapter 2 Using the Wheel PilotHow to use the wheel pilot page9Chapter 3 Maintenance Fault maintenance and fault finding information page29Chapter 4 Installing the Wheel PilotHow to install your wheel pilot and its 5 Commissioning the Wheel PilotHow to check the wheel pilot and perform an initial sea 6 Adjusting Wheel Pilot SettingsHow to change the wheel pilot calibration Page 4 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PMChapter 1 equipment must be installed and operated in accordance with the instructions contained in this handbook Failure to do so could result in poor product performance personal injury andor damage to your boat safetyMake sure the power supply is switched off before you make any electrical connections aidAlthough we have designed this product to be accurate and reliable many factors can affect its performance As a result it should only be used as an aid to navigation and should never replace common sense and navigational judgement Always maintain a permanent watch so you can respond to situations as they develop Your Raymarine autopilot will add a new dimension to your boating enjoyment However it is the skippers responsibility to ensure the safety of the boat at all times by following these basic rulesEnsure that someone is present at the helm AT ALL TIMES to take manual control in an emergencyMake sure that all crew members know how to disengage the autopilot you cannot handsteer with the wheel pilot check for other boats and any obstacles to navigation no matter how clear the sea may appear a dangerous situation can develop an accurate record of the boats position by using either a navigation aid or visual a continuous plot of your boats position on a current chart Ensure that the locked autopilot heading will steer the boat clear of all obstacles Make proper allowance for tidal set the autopilot cannotEven when your autopilot is locked onto the desired track using a navigation aid always maintain a log and make regular positional plots Navigation signals can produce significant errors under some circumstances and the autopilot will not be able to detect these Page 5 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PM6ST3000 Wheel Drive Autopilot Owners Page 6 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PMPart 1Using the Wheel PilotPart 1 Using the Wheel Page 7 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PMPart 1 Using the Wheel Page 8 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PMChapter 2 Using the Wheel Pilot9Using the Wheel PilotChapter 2Using the Wheel making under autopilot control is an enjoyable experience that can if you are not careful lead to the relaxation of the permanent watch Always maintain a permanent watch no matter how clear the sea may appear to beThe wheel pilot always powers up in Standby mode indicated by a flashing alongside the boats current compass headingThe wheel pilot is controlled using simple pushbutton operations The control unit confirms all button presses with a short beep In addition to the main single key functions there are several dual key operationsTo select automatic steeringsteady the boat on the required headingengage the wheel drive clutchpress AUTOthe display will then show an alongside the current headingTo return to manual steering at any timepress the clutch leverYou can use the 11010 keys to make course changes when the boat is under autopilot control 811941book Page 9 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PM10ST3000 Wheel Drive Autopilot Owners HandbookUsing the Wheel Pilot22Using Auto modeEngaging the autopilot Auto mode 1Steady the boat on the required heading2Engage the wheel drive clutch by rotating the clutch lever clockwise 3Press auto the wheel pilot will enter Auto mode and the display will show an for autolongside the locked autopilot heading Disengaging the autopilot Standby modeTo return to hand steering1Press standby the wheel pilot will return to Standby mode Thedisplay will show a flashing and the boats current compass the wheel drive clutch by rotating the clutch lever last heading is memorized and can be recalled see page13 811941book Page 10 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PMChapter 2 Using the Wheel Pilot11Using the Wheel PilotChanging courseIn Auto mode use the and 10 port and and starboardkeys to change course in steps of 1 and 10 For example press 10 three times for a 30 course change to port Page 11 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PMST3000 Wheel Drive Autopilot Owners HandbookUsing the Wheel PilotAutomatic tack feature AutoTackThe autopilot has a builtin automatic tack facility in Auto and Wind Vane modes that turns the boat through 100to AutoTack 100 to port press and 10 together to AutoTack 100 to starboard press and 10 together Dodging obstacles1To avoid an obstacle when you boat is under autopilot control select a course change in the appropriate direction For example press 10 three times for a 30dodge to port2When safely clear of the obstacle you can either reverse the previous course change for example by pressing 10 three times or return to the previous heading see belowAutoTack Page 12 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PMChapter 2 Using the Wheel Pilot13Using the Wheel PilotReturning to the previous heading 1Press AUTO for 1second the previous heading will flash for 10seconds 2To accept the previous heading press AUTO again while the previous heading is flashing If you do not press AUTO while the display is flashing the autopilot will maintain the current headingOff course alarmThe off course alarm sounds if the locked autopilot heading and the boats current heading differ by more than the value set in 6 see page64econds Cancelling the off course alarmTo cancel the off course alarm press STANDBY to return to manual steeringThe off course alarm is usually an indication that the boat is carrying too much sail or that the sails are badly balanced In these conditions you can usually significantly improve course keeping by improving the sail Page 13 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PM14ST3000 Wheel Drive Autopilot Owners HandbookUsing the Wheel PilotAutomatic deadband control Auto SeastateThe wheel pilot is set to AutoSeastate automatic deadband control as a default This causes the pilot to gradually ignore repetitive movements of the boat and respond only to true course variations By preventing unnecessary rudder movement AutoSeastate provides the best compromise between power consumption and course keeping accuracyIf you want to switch off the AutoSeastate feature1With the pilot in Auto mode press 1 together to switch from AutoSeastate to Fixed Minimum Deadband 12The sign flashes when Fixed Minimum Deadband is selected Minimum deadband provides the tightest course keeping possible at the expense of increased power consumption and drive unit activity To switch back to AutoSeastate press 1 The autopilot reverts to Automatic Deadband Control each time you select Standby modeOperating hints trim make major course changes when steering MANUALLY This ensures that the boat will safely clear any obstructions or other boats and you can take into account the changed wind and sea conditions on the new heading before engaging the autopilotLarge course changes which change the apparent wind direction can produce large trim changes When a sudden trim change occurs for example due to weather helm or sail imbalancehere will be a delay of up to one minute before the automatic trim applies rudder to restore the locked heading 811941book Page 14 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PMChapter 2 Using the Wheel Pilot15Using the Wheel PilotIn these situations the autopilot will not immediately assume the new automatic heading and will only settle onto course when the automatic trim has been fully established To minimize this problem use the following procedure to make major course changes1Note the required new heading2Press STANDBY disengage the clutch and steer manually3Bring boat onto the new heading and engage the clutch4Press AUTO and let the boat settle on course5Bring your boat onto the final course in 1 steps using Gusting conditionsIn gusting conditions the course may tend to wander slightly particularly if the sails are badly balanced By improving sail balance you can improve course keeping If you take the following precautions the autopilot will be able to maintain competent control even in gale force conditions Do not allow the boat to heel over the mainsheet traveller to leeward to reduce heeling and weather helmIf necessary reef the mainsail a little earlyIt is also advisable whenever possible to avoid sailing with the wind dead astern when there are very strong winds and large seasIdeally the wind should be at least 30 away from a dead runIn severe conditions it may be advisable to remove the mainsail altogether and sail under headsail only 811941book Page 15 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PM16ST3000 Wheel Drive Autopilot Owners HandbookUsing the Wheel display illumination on and offYou can switch the display illumination on and off when the wheel pilot is in Standby modefrom Standby mode press and 1 together to switch the illumination between on d off to return to the previous mode either wait 10 seconds or press the appropriate mode key The wheel pilot normally powersup with the illumination switched on If other SeaTalk instruments or autopilot control units are connected via SeaTalk you can also control the wheel pilots illumination from these Page 16 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PMChapter 2 Using the Wheel Pilot17Using the Wheel Pilot24Using Track modeIn Track mode the wheel pilot maintains a track between waypoints created on a navigation system The wheel pilot computes any course changes to keep your boat on track automatically compensating for tidal streams and leeway To operate in Track mode the wheel pilot must receive cross track error information from eithera SeaTalk navigator ora nonSeaTalk navigation system transmitting NMEA 0180 or 0183 dataNote using NMEA 0180 navigatorsNMEA 0180 equipment only transmits cross track error up to 03 nm This means that even if you are 5 nm to starboard of track the transmitted data will still be 03 nm If you attempt to engage Trackmode with the boat more than 03 nm from track the boat will overshoot excessively and may even circle For this reason the Larger Cross Track Error alarm seepage24s displayed whenever cross track error is 03 nm or greater The requirement to remain within 03 nm of track also limits the maximum allowable angular error between the track course and the boats heading If the angular error is too great the autopilot will be unable to cancel it within the 03 nm limit leading to the problems outlined aboveNMEA 0183 transmit cross track error up to 9999 nm and so enables Track mode to operate with larger cross track errors However the autopilot will still display the alarm if cross track error exceeds 03nm in case there are any hazards close to the intended track Selecting Track modeWhen you select Track mode the wheel pilot can acquire the track in one of two waysautomatic acquisition when both cross track error and bearing to waypoint data are acquisition when Cross Track Error is the only available Page 17 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PM18ST3000 Wheel Drive Autopilot Owners HandbookUsing the Wheel PilotAutomatic track acquisitionIf cross track error and bearing to waypoint data are both available via SeaTalk or NMEA the pilot can acquire a track automatically 1Bring the boat to within 01 nm of track 2Press AUTO3Press 10 and 10 together to enter Track mode4An alarm will sound and the display will alternate betweenthe bearing to waypoint and the direction the boat will turn to take up the new track 5Check that it is safe to turn the boat onto the new course6Press 10 and 10 togetherthe boat will now turn on to the new coursethe alarm will cancel 7The display will continuously cycle through the following navigation information pagesWaypoint Waypoint 811941book Page 18 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PMChapter 2 Using the Wheel Pilot19Using the Wheel Pilot Manual track acquisitionIf your navigator only provides cross track error information you must acquire the track manually1Steer the boat to within 01 nm of track2Bring the heading to within 5 of the bearing to the next waypoint 3Press AUTO4Press 10 and 10 together to enter Track mode the autopilot will start tracking to the waypointthe display will alternate between cross track error and the locked pilot headingManual track acquisition at low speedsUsing manual acquisition at low speeds requires additional care as tidal streams have a far more significant effect at lower speeds than at higher speeds In general terms if the tidal flow is less than 35 of the boats speed you will not notice any difference in the wheel pilots performance in Track mode However you should take extra care during manual acquisition as follows before you select Track mode make sure that the boat is as close as possible to track and that the direction made good over the ground is as close as possible to the direction of the next waypoint positive checks of the boats position at regular intervals are vital especially if you are close to potential navigational hazardsLocked to waypointif to waypointif Page 19 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PM20ST3000 Wheel Drive Autopilot Owners HandbookUsing the Wheel PilotReturning to Auto from Track modeTo return to Auto mode from Track modepress AUTOpress 10 and togetherCross track error XTECross track error XTEis the distance between your current position and the planned route This is displayed in nautical miles nms taken directly from your navigator The wheel pilot displays the cross track error in the following ways Waypoint 1Waypoint 2811941book Page 20 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PMChapter 2 Using the Wheel Pilot21Using the Wheel PilotTidal stream most operating conditions Track mode will hold the selected track to within 005 nm 300 ft or betterThe autopilot takes account of the boats speed when computing course changes to ensure optimum performance over a wide range of boat speeds If speed data is available the autopilot will use the measured boat speed Otherwise it will use the default cruise speed entered in Calibration Level 5 see page64 Waypoint 2Waypoint 1Tidal componentBoats speed through Page 21 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PM22ST3000 Wheel Drive Autopilot Owners HandbookUsing the Wheel PilotWaypoint arrival and NOTEWaypoint advance will only operate if the wheel pilot receives valid waypoint name and bearing to waypoint information If your navigator transmits valid waypoint name and bearing to waypoint data you can advance from one waypoint to the next bypressing 10 and the boat passes the target waypoint the navigator manually or automatically selects the next target waypoint The pilot will then detect the new target waypoint namesound the waypoint advance alarm display the new bearing to waypoint and the direction the boat will turn to acquire itAdvanceWhen the waypoint advance alarm is sounding the wheel pilot will suspend Track mode and maintain the current headingcheck that it is safe to turn onto the new trackpress the 10 and 10 keys together this will cancel the waypoint arrival alarm and turn the boat towards the next waypointUnless you accept the waypoint advance in this way the alarm will continue to sound and the autopilot will maintain the current courseDodges in Track modeIn Track mode you still have full control from the keypad to make a dodge maneuver use the 10 10 after you have avoided the hazard reverse the course change selected for the dodge maneuver by selecting an equal course change in the opposite directionif the boat remains within 01 nm of track there is no need to steer back towards the Page 22 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PMChapter 2 Using the Wheel Pilot23Using the Wheel PilotSafety in Track mode provides accurate track keeping even in complex navigational situations However it is still the skippers responsibility to ensure the safety of their boat at all times through careful navigation and frequent position checks Passage making in Track mode assists precise navigation and removes the tasks of compensating for wind and tidal drift However you MUST still maintain an accurate log with regular position at the start of a journeyAt the start of a journey you must always use an easily identifiable fixed object to confirm the fix given by the navigation system Check for fixed positional errors and compensate for themVerifying computed verify the computed position with a dead reckoned position calculated from the average course steered and the distance loggedPlot frequencyIn open water you should make plots at least every hour In confined waters or when near to potential hazards you should make plots more waypointsLocal variations in radio signal quality and changes in the tidal stream can produce deviations from the desired track When setting waypoints remember that deviations can check along each track Check up to 05nm each side of the track to ensure that there are no hazards within this zoneFor the waypoint advance function to work the last four characters of adjacent waypoint names must be different 811941book Page 23 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PM24ST3000 Wheel Drive Autopilot Owners HandbookUsing the Wheel PilotWarning messages in Track mode Waypoint advance The waypoint advance alarm sounds whenever the target waypoint number changes the pilot continues on its current heading and the display alternates between the bearing to the next waypoint and the direction the boat will turn to take up that bearingmake sure that the turn will be safe and when you are ready to make the turn momentarily press 10 and 10 together the pilot will turn onto the new bearing and track towards the next advance will only operate if your pilot receives valid bearing to waypoint and waypoint number data not receivedThe wheel pilot displays this message if you select Track mode when the autopilot is not receiving SeaTalk navigation dataTrack data error The wheel pilot displays this message if you select Track mode when the navigator has lost its fixThis display will clear as soon as the navigator regains its fix Large cross track errorThis alarm sounds if cross track error exceeds 03 nm811941book Page 24 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PMChapter 2 Using the Wheel Pilot25Using the Wheel Pilot25Using Wind Vane modeYou can only use Wind Vane mode if the wheel pilot is connected to a suitable wind providing wind direction data To use Wind Vane mode the wheel pilot must receive wind information from one of the following sourcesSeaTalk wind instrumentNMEA wind pushpit wind vane part number Z159onnected via the supplied SeaTalk interfaceIn Wind Vane mode the wheel pilot maintains a course relative to an apparent wind angle The pilot uses WindTrim to eliminate the effects of turbulence and short term wind variations This provides smooth precise performance with minimum power consumption Wind Vane mode uses the fluxgate compass as the primary heading reference When changes in the apparent wind angle occur the wheel pilot adjusts the locked compass heading to maintain the original apparent wind angle In Wind Vane mode the wheel pilot ignores shortterm changes in wind direction yet still tracks real wind shifts as subtle as 1Selecting Wind Vane modeFrom Standby mode or Auto mode press STANDBY AUTOtogether to select Wind Vane mode The wheel pilot will then maintain the current apparent wind angle The autopilot beeps once every 30 seconds in Wind Vane mode811941book Page 25 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PM26ST3000 Wheel Drive Autopilot Owners HandbookUsing the Wheel PilotExiting Wind Vane modeTo exit Wind Vane modepress STANDBY to return to Standby modepress AUTO to return to Auto modeReturning to the previous apparent wind angleIf you have steered the boat away from the selected apparent wind angle for example performing a dodge maneuver or selecting Standbyurn to the previous apparent wind angle1Press and hold STANDBY AUTO together for 1 second2The display flashes the previous locked heading for 10 seconds 3While the display is flashing press STANDBY AUTO together to select the previous headingwhen you select the previous heading the flashes for 10seconds to confirm the selectionWind shift alarmIf changes in apparent wind angle alter the original locked compass heading by more than 15 the wind shift alarm will soundThe display alternates between the current Wind Vane heading and the direction of wind shift 811941book Page 26 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PMChapter 2 Using the Wheel Pilot27Using the Wheel PilotTo cancel the wind shift alarmcheck that the new course does not take the boat into dangerpress STANDBY and AUTO together momentarily to accept the alarm and reset the wind shift alarm value to the current compass hints for Wind Vane modeWindTrim filters the wind vane output This provides optimum response for offshore conditions where genuine shifts in wind direction occur gradually In gusting and unsteady inshore conditions it is best to sail a few degrees further off the wind so that changes in apparent wind direction can be toleratedIt is important to minimize the amount of standing helm through careful sail trimming and positioning of the mainsheet travellerIt is recommended that the headsail and mainsail are reefed a little early rather than too late811941book Page 27 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PM28ST3000 Wheel Drive Autopilot Owners HandbookUsing the Wheel Page 28 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PMChapter 3 Maintenance Fault Fault FindingChapter 3Maintenance Fault FindingThis chapter provides information about maintaining your wheel pilot system obtaining product support and solving common control unit does not contain any user serviceable parts Itshould be repaired only by authorized Raymarine service Display condensationIn certain conditions condensation may appear on the LCD window This will not harm the unit and can be cleared by switching on the illumination for a whileRoutine cabling checksMake sure all connections are firmly the cable for signs of wear or damage replace any damaged cablesCleaning the wheel pilotIf the wheel drive or control unit are dirty wipe them with a clean damp cloth Never use chemical or abrasive materials EMC adviceWhen powered up all electrical equipment produces fields These can cause adjacent pieces of electrical equipment to interact with one another with a consequent adverse effect on operation To minimize these effects and enable you to get the best possible performance from your Raymarine equipment guidelines are given in the installation instructions to enable you to ensure minimum interaction between different items of equipment ieensure optimum Compatibility EMC811941book Page 29 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PM30ST3000 Wheel Drive Autopilot Owners Fault FindingAlways report any EMCrelated problems to your nearest Raymarine dealer We use such information to improve our quality standardsIn some installations it may not be possible to prevent the equipment from being affected by external influences In general this will not damage the equipment but it can lead to spurious resetting action or momentarily may result in faulty products are supported by a worldwide network of distributors and Authorized Service you consider returning the autopilot make sure that the power supply cable is sound and that all connections are tight and free from corrosion If the connections are secure refer to the following Fault Finding section If you cannot trace or rectify the fault contact either your national distributor service representative or the Raymarine Technical Services Call Center Refer to the back cover or the Worldwide Distributor List for contact details Always quote the product serial number which is printed on the back of the control unit33Fault findingAll Raymarine products are designed to provide many years of troublefree operation We also put them through comprehensive testing and quality assurance procedures before shippingIn the unlikely event that a fault does occur with your autopilot use the following table to help identify the problem and provide a solution If you cannot resolve the problem yourself contact either your national distributor service representative or the Raymarine Technical Services Call Page 30 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PMChapter 3 Maintenance Fault Fault Finding autopilot display is blankNo power check the fusecircuit breakerThe displayed compass heading does not agree with the boats compassThe compass has not been corrected for deviation carry out the deviation and alignment procedures see page56Drive unit steers hard over as soon as Auto is engagedDrive operating sense set incorrectly Refer to page53 Boat turns slowly and takes a long time to come on to courseRudder gain too low see page59Boat overshoots when turning on to a new courseRudder gain too high see page59The autopilot appears to be unstable on Northerly headings in Northern hemisphere or Southerly headings in Southern hemisphere heading correction not set up see page65Display shows CAL OFF when entering access has been prevented see page66The autopilot will not talk to other SeaTalk problem make sure all the cables are connected information not not transmitting the correct position dataThe autopilot will not auto advance to the next waypointNo bearing to waypoint information received from the navigatorThe autopilot will not display Distance to Waypoint Bearing to Waypoint or Waypoint NMEA sentences transmitted from position sensor Refer to product handbook for information about information transmitted Drive slips under normal operating the drive to your nearest service representative 811941book Page 31 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PM32ST3000 Wheel Drive Autopilot Owners Fault Page 32 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PMPart 2Wheel PilotPart 2 Installing the Wheel Page 33 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PMPart 2 Installing the Wheel Page 34 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PMChapter 4 Installing the Wheel the Wheel PilotChapter 4Installing the Wheel the you start installing your wheel pilot system read through the following information and the relevant installation sections in this chapter Cabling how you will run cables to and from each componentavoid running cables through bilges where possibleavoid running cables close to fluorescent lights engines radio transmitting equipment etcEMC installation guidelinesAll Raymarine equipment and accessories are designed to the best industry standards for use in the recreational marine design and manufacture conforms to the appropriate Compatibility EMCtandards but correct installation is required to ensure that performance is not compromised Although every effort has been taken to ensure that they will perform under all conditions it is important to understand what factors could affect the operation of the productThe guidelines given here describe the conditions for optimum EMC performance but it is recognized that it may not be possible to meet all of these conditions in all situations To ensure the best possible conditions for EMC performance within the constraints imposed by any location always ensure the maximum separation possible between different items of electrical equipmentFor optimum EMC performance we recommend thatRaymarine equipment and cables connected to it areAt least 3 ft 1 m from any equipment transmitting or cables carrying radio signals eg VHF radios cables and antennas In the case of SSB radios increase the distance to 7ft 2mMore than 7 ft 2 mrom the path of a radar beam A radar beam can normally be assumed to spread 20 degrees above and below the radiating Page 35 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PM36ST3000 Wheel Drive Autopilot Owners the Wheel PilotThe equipment is supplied from a separate battery from that used for engine start Voltage drops below 10V and starter motor transients can cause the equipment to reset This will not damage the equipment but may cause the loss of some information and may change the operating modeRaymarine specified cables are used Cutting and rejoining these cables can compromise EMC performance and must be avoided unless doing so is detailed in the installation manualIf a suppression ferrite is attached to a cable this ferrite should not be removed If the ferrite needs to be removed during installation it must be reassembled in the same positionEMC suppression ferritesWe supply the fluxgate compass and power cables with suppression ferrites fitted Always use these ferrites supplied by Raymarine Connections to other equipmentIf your Raymarine equipment is to be connected to other equipment using a cable not supplied by Raymarine a suppression ferrite MUST always be attached to the cable near to the Raymarine unit811941book Page 36 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PMChapter 4 Installing the Wheel the Wheel Pilot42Control head installation Mounting procedureThe control unit slots into a permanently mounted socket sited in the cockpit It contains a gimballed fluxgate compass and therefore has some restrictions on mounting position The control unit should be sitedwhere it can be operated easily from the steering positionat least 80 cm 25fty from the main steering compass to avoid deviation of both compassesas far away from other magnetic or iron devices as practical to avoid compass Page 37 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PM38ST3000 Wheel Drive Autopilot Owners the Wheel PilotHaving selected the best mounting site secure the mounting socket to a convenient wooden or glass fibre surface using the self tapping screws provided The mounting surface should not be more than 10 from vertical This will allow correct compass operation with the boat heeled at an angle of up to 40 Cabling and socket power and SeaTalk data are supplied to the control unit via a custom waterproof plug and socket The plug comes ready assembled and the socket can be mounted in the cockpit area adjacent to the autopilot The control unit supplies power to the wheel drive unit via a cable plugged into the underside of the control unit Power supplyThe wheel pilot requires its own dedicated power supply it cannot source its power from SeaTalk The power supply should be taken directly from the boats central distribution panel and protected with a 12 A fuse or equivalent circuit breakerThe following table shows the minimum cable size acceptable for the power supply Cable lengthCopper areaAWGUp to 25 m 8 ft15 mmUp to 4 m 13 ft25 mm811941book Page 38 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PMChapter 4 Installing the Wheel the Wheel power cable size is critical for correct autopilot operation If in doubt use a heavier gauge cable than specified Alighter gauge cable may cause a voltage drop between the supply and the autopilot This will reduce the power at the wheel SeaTalk cablingThe ST3000 control unit is SeaTalk compatible It can receive and transmit information to other instruments and autopilot control units via the SeaTalk busTo connect the ST3000 control unit to the SeaTalk bus you will need a suitable SeaTalk interface cable part numbers D229 flat moulded plug D179 male round plug D181 female round plugr a plugged SeaTalk cable with one end cut offplug one end of the cable to the last instrument or control unitconnect the cores at the other end to the SeaTalk socket as fuse on the control unit power supply is too large to offer safe protection to the SeaTalk bus You MUST protect the power supply for the SeaTalk 12 V redine with a 5A fuse or equivalent circuit breaker12 V0 V811941book Page 39 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PM40ST3000 Wheel Drive Autopilot Owners the Wheel PilotRaymarine produce a range of SeaTalk accessory cables you can use to connect the wheel pilot to SeaTalk instruments and control units flat plugs for recent SeaTalk equipment eg ST30 ST40 ST60round plugs for older SeaTalk equipment eg ST50 Part moulded plug to male round plug015 m 6 inD188Flat moulded plug to female round plug03 m 12 inPart moulded plug to bare ends1 m 3 ft 3 inD179Male round plug to bare ends3 m 9 ft 10 inD181Female round plug to bare ends3 m 9 ft 10 inPart moulded plugs at each end1 m 3 ft 3 inD285Flat moulded plugs at each end3 m 9 ft 10 inD286Flat moulded plugs at each end5 m 16 ft 5 inD287Flat moulded plugs at each end9 m 29 ft 6 inD288Flat moulded plugs at each end20 m 65 ft 6 inPart round plug to female round plug1 m 3 ft 3 inD125Male round plug to female round plug3 m 9 ft 10 inD126Male round plug to female round plug6 m 19 ft 8 inD154Male round plug to female round plug9 m 29 ft 6 in811941book Page 40 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PMChapter 4 Installing the Wheel the Wheel Pilot Connecting ST3000 control unit to ST60 instruments Connecting ST3000 control unit to ST50 cablingTo connect NMEA equipment you will need to use a SeaTalkNMEA interface part number E85001o convert the NMEA information into SeaTalk data You can then connect the SeaTalkNMEA interface to the SeaTalk socket 811941book Page 41 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PM42ST3000 Wheel Drive Autopilot Owners the Wheel PilotMounting the socketTo mount the SeaTalk socket1Fix the template supplied at the end of the handbookto the bulkhead at the selected socket drill the 18mm in clearance hole and 24mm in pilot holes then remove the template 3Fit the plug cap to the socket body 4Locate the Oring seal into the groove between the plug cap and socket body 5Cut and strip back the power cables and SeaTalk cables if fitted6Thread both cables through the bulkhead hole and connect to the relevant pins on the socket7Attach the socket to the bulkhead using the two self tapping screws supplied 8Secure the cables to the bulkhead 811941book Page 42 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PMChapter 4 Installing the Wheel the Wheel Pilot43Drive unit Raymarine 3000 wheel drive is designed to operate with steering systems having between 1 and 3 turns lock to lock Steering systems with more than 3 turns lock to lock may cause impaired steering performance due to reduced rate of rudder motion in the steering system must not exceed 2 of total movement This is equivalent to 15 of free wheel movement for a system with 2 turns lock to lock If lost motion exceeds this level it must be corrected otherwise steering performance will be the wheel drum The drum is clamped to the wheel spokes using the three Ubolts provided You can use the standard wheel drum on wheels with 3 5 or6 spokesA holes 3 and 6 spoke wheelsB holes 5 spoke wheelsC holes 3 5 or 6 spoke wheels with spoke diameter of 26mm 1in these holes require special Ubolts part number D103 For 4 spoke wheels contact Raymarine Technical Services to obtain a specially drilled you should fit the wheel drum behind the wheel ie between the wheel and the pedestal as shown in the following diagramo do this you will need to remove the wheelIf there is insufficient clearance behind the wheel you can fit the wheel drum in front of the Page 43 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PM44ST3000 Wheel Drive Autopilot Owners the Wheel PilotThe drum comes with three complete sets of spacers to fit differing spoke diametersThe spoke diameter is marked alongside each spacers break off the appropriate spacers for your wheel spokes Use the Uclamps to secure the wheel drum to the wheel spokesroughly position the drum on the wheel and then lightly tighten the clamp nuts check if the drum is central by spinning the the drum until it is central with a total runout less than 2 mm in when the drum is central on the wheel tighten the clamp nutsMounting the drive unit and beltStandard drive unit is normally mounted on the cockpit side wall If the standard belt does not allow a convenient location for the mounting clevis you will need to purchase one of the alternative belt sizes to increase or decrease the radial offset of the mounting pinBelt namePart numberRadial offsetBD037512 mm 201 inAD038546 mm 215 inStandard belt D039 supplied598 mm 235 inAD040717 mm 282 inBD041850 mm 335 in811941book Page 44 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PMChapter 4 Installing the Wheel the Wheel Pilot Attaching the mounting clevis1Fit the mounting clevis to the drive unit using the pin provided Then loop the belt drive over the drum and the drive sprocket 2Rotate the clutch lever fully clockwise against its stop ie to the tight belt positionfer the clevis against the vertical sidewall 3Move the clevis down against the side wall until the belt is just taut Then adjust the foreandaft position of the clevis until the belt lies parallel to the wheel To help check if the belt is running parallel use a long straight edge such as a sail batten 811941book Page 45 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PM46ST3000 Wheel Drive Autopilot Owners the Wheel Pilot4When you have determined the correct position for the clevis carefully draw around its base 5Remove the drive unit and draw around the inside of the elongated fixing holes on the clevis 6Drill two 8 mm inearance holes for the clevis fixing bolts at the lower end of each elongated hole position This allows the belt to be subsequently tightened if drilling the holes check that you have access to the other side of the mounting wall to attach the nuts 811941book Page 46 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PMChapter 4 Installing the Wheel the Wheel Pilot7Bolt the mounting clevis into position with the fixing bolts positioned midway in the elongated holes This will ensure that the belt is taut when you rotate the clutch lever fully clockwise to tension the belt 8Reassemble the complete drive system and then check the clutch operation If necessary reposition the clutch lever on the splined eccentric bush to ensure that the lever can rotate 180 without obstruction 9Check the belt tensionwhen the belt is tensioned by rotating the clutch lever fully clockwise you should be able to backwind the drive unit by slowly rotating the wheel If belt slip occurs increase belt tension by reclamping the clevis in a slightly lower positionwhen the clutch lever is rotated fully anticlockwise the wheel drum should slip easily against the beltdo NOT over tighten the beltDrive unit cablingPlug the drive unit cable into the socket on the underside of the ST3000 control unit 811941book Page 47 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PM48ST3000 Wheel Drive Autopilot Owners the Wheel bracketA special bracket is available to mount the drive unit directly onto the wheel pedestal part number D044Attach the pedestal bracket as attach the mounting clevis to the pedestal bracket using the backing plate and the two bolts provided 2Attach the mounting clevis to the drive unit using the pin provided and loop the belt drive over the drum and the drive unit sprocket 3Rotate the clutch lever fully clockwise against its stop to the tight belt positionffer the bracket against the pedestal 811941book Page 48 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PMChapter 4 Installing the Wheel the Wheel Pilot4Move the bracket down against the pedestal until the belt is just taut The slide the pedestal bracket around the pedestal and rotating the clevis bracket to ensure that the belt runs parallel to the wheel 811941book Page 49 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PM50ST3000 Wheel Drive Autopilot Owners the Wheel Pilot5When you have determined the correct position for the pedestal bracket carefully draw around its base and inside its the elongated fixing holes 6Tighten the clevis mounting bolts 7Drill four 43 mm in pilot holes for the pedestal bracket fixing screws at the lower end of each elongated hole position This allows the belt to be subsequently tightened if necessary 811941book Page 50 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PMChapter 4 Installing the Wheel the Wheel Pilot8Screw the pedestal bracket into position with the self tapping screws midway in the elongated holes This will ensure that the belt is taut when you rotate the clutch lever fully clockwise to tension the belt 9Reassemble the complete drive system and then check the clutch operation If necessary reposition the clutch lever on the splined eccentric bush to ensure that the lever can rotate 180 without obstruction 10Check the belt tensionwhen the belt is tensioned by rotating the clutch lever fully clockwise you should be able to backwind the drive unit by slowly rotating the wheel If belt slip occurs increase belt tension by reclamping the clevis in a slightly lower positionwhen the clutch lever is rotated fully anticlockwise the wheel drum should slip easily against the beltdo NOT over tighten the belt811941book Page 51 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PM52ST3000 Wheel Drive Autopilot Owners the Wheel PilotMounting on transverse bulkheadsIf the steering wheel is mounted on a transverse bulkhead you will need to make special provision to mount the drive unit You can obtain as Lbracket part number D047 from your Raymarine dealer to mount the clevis on the bulkhead as shown You may also need to make a hardwood spacer to ensure correct belt alignment with the wheel drum Alternative drive unit mounting positionsThe wheel drive unit may be positioned on either the port or starboard side of the wheel The fluxgate compass is calibrated to give correct steering sense when the drive unit sprocket is facing aft Access to the clutch lever is also easier when the drive unit is mounted this way roundHowever if an obstruction prevents you from mounting the drive unit with the drive sprocket facing aft you can mount it with the sprocket facing forward In this case you will need to readjust the motor drive sense to regain correct steering see Page 52 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PMChapter 5 Commissioning the Wheel the Wheel PilotChapter 5Commissioning the Wheel PilotThis chapter explains how to commission your wheel pilot after installation This consists of a number of simple functional tests followed by a short sea trial 51Functional testsSwitch on1Switch on the main power breaker2The control unit should beep and display the pilot type 3Within 2 seconds the display should show a flashing followed by the compass heading for example C 234 This shows the autopilot is activeIf the wheel pilot does not beep or display the compass heading please refer to the Fault Finding section senseThe operating sense defines the direction the wheel pilot will apply helm when a course change key is pressed or the boat goes off course To check the operating sense1Turn the clutch lever fully clockwise to engage the clutch2Press 103The wheel should move to produce a turn to starboard 4If the wheel movement produces a turn to port refer to the following instructions on reversing the operating senseYou should only need to reverse the operating sense if you have installed the drive with the sprocket facing forward see Page 53 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PM54ST3000 Wheel Drive Autopilot Owners the Wheel PilotReversing the operating senseIf necessary reverse the operating sense as follows1Press and together for 5 seconds2The display shows the new operating sense port or and then the autopilot reverts to normal the navigation interfaceIf you have connected the wheel pilot to a navigator check the interface as follows1Set up a track on the navigator to give a Cross Track Error between 0 nm and 03 nm 2Enter Auto mode by pressing AUTO3Enter Track mode by pressing 10 10 together4After 3 seconds the pilot should automatically scroll through the navigation displays Navigation error screensIf the display shows one of the following errors the cause is either a wiring error either open circuit short circuit or wires reversedthe navigator is not configured to transmit the required data format refer to the navigator handbookLocked to waypointif to waypointif Page 54 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PMChapter 5 Commissioning the Wheel the Wheel Pilot Checking the wind instrument interfaceIf you have connected the wheel pilot to a wind instrument check the data link as follows1Press STANDBY and AUTO together2The wheel pilot should display a and the locked heading If the display continues to show a flashing and the current heading the wheel pilot is not receiving any wind data The most likely reason is a cabling error either open circuit short circuit or wires the SeaTalk interfaceIf you have connected the wheel pilot to other instruments or control units via SeaTalk check the link as follows1Press STANDBY on the ST3000 control unit 2Select display illumination level 0 LAMP 0n any other SeaTalk instrument or autopilot control unit3The ST3000 control unit should immediately respond by switching off its display illumination If the illumination does not switch off there is a cabling fault between the ST3000 and the SeaTalk data not receivedThe wheel pilot displays this message if you select Track mode when the autopilot is not receiving SeaTalk navigation dataTrack data error The wheel pilot displays this message if you select Track mode when the navigator has lost its fixThis display will clear as soon as the navigator regains its fix811941book Page 55 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PM56ST3000 Wheel Drive Autopilot Owners the Wheel Pilot52Initial sea to carry out the sea trial may result in impaired autopilot performance on some compass headings When you have checked that the system is operating correctly you must complete a short sea trial to calibrate the compass The wheel pilot has a builtin calibration capability so you can finetune it to suit your boat its steering system and its dynamic steering supplied from the factory the autopilot is calibrated to provide safe stable control for most boatsDo not attempt to make any permanent changes to the recommended calibration values until you have completed the sea trialYou must carry out the initial sea trialin conditions of light wind and calm water so you can assess the autopilots performance without the influence of strong winds or large wavesNote At any time during the sea trial you can disengage the clutch lever to return to handsteering Before starting the sea trial Before carrying out the sea trial you shouldcheck the calibration settings and if necessary reset them to the default values see page63check the installation to make sure that it is not affected by radio transmissions engine starting etc Calibrating the compass deviation correctionBy completing the following compass correction procedure the wheel pilot can correct its own internal fluxgate compass for most deviating magnetic fields You MUST complete the Compass Deviation Correction at the beginning of your sea Page 56 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PMChapter 5 Commissioning the Wheel the Wheel PilotTo complete the compass and hold STANDBY for 1 second a series of dashes will cycle around the display If you see a CAL OFF message instead of the dashes calibration access has been prevented Refer to page66 for details 2Keeping boat speed below 2 knots turn the boat in slow circles You should take at least 3 minutes to complete each 360 3Keep turning your boat until the display changes to show the amount of deviation the autopilot has detected The deviation alternates with the autopilots current heading every second If the deviation exceeds 15 you should resite the control unit to a location less affected by magnetic interference 811941book Page 57 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PM58ST3000 Wheel Drive Autopilot Owners the Wheel PilotHeading your boat on a straight course then use and to adjust the displayed autopilot heading until it agrees with the boatsteering compass or a known transit bearing2Exit compass linearization and heading alignment and store the compass values as followspress and hold STANDBY for 1 second until the pilot beepsor to exit without saving any new settings press installations where an ST50 or ST30 Steering Compass instrument is connected to the SeaTalk bus and the Steering Compass has a fluxgate transducer connected it is only necessary to carry out the auto deviation correction on the Steering Compass Instrument refer to Steering Compass handbook adjustments to heading alignmentIf the heading alignment requires further adjustment after the initial sea trial1Enter Compass Deviation Correction by pressing STANDBY for 1 second2Press AUTO to skip Deviation Correction and proceed to Heading the heading as described above4Press and hold STANDBY for 1 second to save changes and exitAutopilot calibrated the compass the following procedure is recommended to familiarize yourself with autopilot onto a compass heading and hold the course steady2Engage the wheel drive clutch by rotating the clutch lever clockwise 3Press AUTO to lock onto the current heading The wheel pilot should achieve a constant heading in calm sea conditions4Use the course change keys to alter course to port or starboard in multiples of 1 and 105Press STANDBY and disengage the clutch lever to return to hand Page 58 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PMChapter 5 Commissioning the Wheel the Wheel autopilot performanceThe factory setting for rudder gain provides stable control for initial sea trials However different boats can vary widely in their response to the helm and further adjustment to the rudder gain may improve the autopilots steering following test will determine whether the rudder gain is set too high or too low1In clear water and with the autopilot in Auto mode alter course to starboard by 40 by pressing 10 four timesAt cruising speeds a course change of 40 should result in a crisp turn followed by an overshoot of no more than 5If this occurs the rudder gain is set correctlyIf rudder gain is too high the 40 course change will result in a distinct overshoot of more than 5Correct this oversteer by reducing the rudder gain settingIf rudder gain is too low the boats steering performance will be sluggish it will take a long time to make the 40 turn and there will be no overshoot Correct this understeer by increasing the rudder gain setting It is easier to recognize these actions in calm sea conditions where wave action does not mask basic steering 811941book Page 59 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PM60ST3000 Wheel Drive Autopilot Owners the Wheel Pilot2Refer to the calibration menu diagram in Chapter 6 Adjusting Wheel Pilot Settings for instructions on how to adjust the rudder gain setting3Repeat the test until you achieve crisp course changes with no more than 5 of overshootYou should set the rudder gain to the lowest setting consistent with accurate course keeping This will minimize drive movements and reduce power consumption and wear and tear811941book Page 60 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PMChapter 6 Adjusting Wheel Pilot Wheel Pilot 6Adjusting Wheel Pilot wheel pilot is calibrated at the factory to provide stable performance for most boats However you can fine tune many of the calibration features to match your personal preferences and the type of boat and steering systemYou should carry out an initial sea trial before adjusting any of the calibration featuresYou might need to adjust the wheel pilot calibration settings ifthe pilot does not maintain a selected headingthe rudder activity is too high or the course keeping is not tight enoughthe boat appears to be unstable on Northerly headings or Southerly headings in the southern hemisphereyou operate in Track Control mode without a speed instrumentyou wish to change the Off Course alarm angleThe calibration menu allows you to adjust the following parameters from their factory default settingsrudder gainaverage cruise speedoff course alarm turning error current calibration valuesThe flowchart on the next page shows how toenter the calibration menuscroll through the calibration menuadjust the calibration valuesquit Page 61 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PM62ST3000 Wheel Drive Autopilot Owners Wheel Pilot Settings 811941book Page 62 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PMChapter 6 Adjusting Wheel Pilot Wheel Pilot features The number on the left identifies the calibration feature and the number on the right the currently selected valueYou can enter the calibration menu to view the existing values without altering them After viewing the value a momentary press of STANDBY returns the pilot to its normal operating mode without affecting the previous settingsIf the display shows CAL OFF when you try to enter calibration refer to page66 Default calibration valuesThe following table shows the default calibration values These will provide safe performance for initial sea Levels 2347 and 8 are not available If Calibration Level 10 is set to 0 level 11 will also be values1Rudder gain55Average cruise speed86Off course alarm angle209Local magnetic variationOff 10NorthSouth turning error current Page 63 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PM64ST3000 Wheel Drive Autopilot Owners Wheel Pilot the wheel Level 1 Rudder gainUse Calibration Level 1 to adjust the rudder gain This must be set when your boat is under way as described on Level 5 Cruise speedUse Calibration Level 5 to set the boats normal cruising speed for operation in Track modeWhen interfacing with a navigation system the wheel pilot uses the boats average cruising speed to perform track calculationsIf a SeaTalk speed instrument is connected boat speed data will be transmitted directly to the Level 6 Off course alarm angleUse Calibration Level 6 to set the off course alarm angle This alarm warns you if the autopilot is unable to maintain its set courseThe off course alarm operates if the autopilot strays off course by more than the set value for more than 20 seconds You can set the limit in 1 increments between 15 and 40 Locked Page 64 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PMChapter 6 Adjusting Wheel Pilot Wheel Pilot Level 9 Magnetic variationUse Calibration Level 9 to input the level of magnetic variation present at the boats current positionve variation westve variation eastThe wheel pilot transmits this value onto the SeaTalk bus so it can be picked up by other SeaTalk Level 10 Heading error correctionUse Calibration Level 10 to switch on Northerly or Southerly heading error correction0 Off1 Northern Hemisphere 2 Southern HemisphereYou might notice that the autopilot tends to be a little less stable on Northerly headings in the higher latitudes of the Northern hemisphere or Southerly headings in the Southern hemisphereThis is caused by the increasing angle of dip of the earths magnetic field at higher latitudes which has the effect of amplifying rudder response on Northerly Southerly headings This error affects all magnetic compasses and gets worse further away from the equatorWith heading error correction switched on the wheel pilot can compensate for this error by automatically adjusting the autopilot gain depending on heading This will provide precise course keeping on all headings 811941book Page 65 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PM66ST3000 Wheel Drive Autopilot Owners Wheel Pilot Level 11 Boats current latitudeWhen you have switched on heading error correction Level 10 need to use Calibration Level 11 to input the boats current latitude tothe nearest degreeSet the latitude using the 10 and 10 keys If the correction is switched off in Calibration Level 10 ie set evel 11 will be omitted When you press the AUTO key in Calibration Level 10 you will advance to Level 13 Controlling access to calibrationYou can prevent unauthorized access to calibration as follows1Press and hold and STANDBY together for 10 seconds until the display shows 2Toggle the calibration access between OFF and using the and keys3Store the setting by pressing and standby for 10 seconds until the wheel drive returns to normal Page 66 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PM 811941book Page 67 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PM811941book Page 68 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PM autopilot wheel pilot settingsAlarms and warningsLarge XTEOff course alarmTrack data errorTrack data not advanceWind shiftAuto modeAutomatic courseDodging Auto modeExiting Auto modeOff course alarmReturn to previous headingAuto deviation current valuesLevel 01 Rudder gainLevel 05 Cruise speedLevel 06 Off course alarm angleLevel 09 Magnetic variationLevel 10 Heading errorLevel 11 Boats current the wheel pilotAdjusting rudder gainFunctional testsInitial sea trialCompass alignmentCross track errorCruise speedCurrent and safety testNavigation senseSeaTalk onWind instrument error sea trialChecking autopilot deviation Page 69 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PM70ST3000 Wheel Drive Autopilot Owners heading error correctionOff course alarmOff course alarm angleOperating modesAuto modeTrack modeWind Vane modeOperating sense supportReturn to previous headingRudder heading error modeCross track errorDodging Track modeAutomatic Track stream Vane modeEntering Wind Vane modeExiting Wind Vane modeReturn to previous windWind shift alarmXTE Cross track Page 70 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PMDocument number 840648April 2001Limited Warranty warrants each new Light MarineDealer Distributor Product to be of good materials and workmanship and will repair or exchange any parts proven to be defective in material and workmanship under normal use for a period of 2 years24 months from date of sale to end user except as provided belowDefects will be corrected by Raymarine or an authorized Raymarine dealer Raymarine will except as provided below accept labor cost for a period of 2 years24 months from the date of sale to end user During this period except for certain products travel costs auto mileage and tolls up to 100 round trip highway miles 160 kilometres and travel time of 2 hours will be assumed by Raymarine only on products where proof of installation or commission by authorized service agents can be shownWarranty Warranty policy does not apply to equipment which has been subjected to accident abuse or misuse shipping damage alterations corrosion incorrect andor nonauthorized service or equipment on which the serial number has been altered mutilated or removedExcept where Raymarine or its authorized dealer has performed the installation it assumes no responsibility for damage incurred during Warranty does not cover routine system checkouts or unless required by replacement of partsn the area being alignedA suitable proof of purchase showing date place and serial number must be made available to Raymarine or authorized service agent at the time of request for Warranty items such as Chart paper lamps fuses batteries styli stylusdrive belts radar mixer crystalsdiodes snapin impeller carriers impellers impeller bearings and impeller shaftare specifically excluded from this Cathode Ray Tubes CRT TFT Liquid Crystal Displays LCD and cold cathode fluorescent lamps CCFL hailer horns and transducers are warranted for 1 year12 months from date of sale These items must be returned to a Raymarine facilityAll costs associated with transducer replacement other than the cost of the transducer itself are specifically excluded from this premium labor portion of services outside of normal working hours is not covered by this WarrantyTravel cost allowance on certain products with a suggested retail price below 250000 is not authorized Whenor if repairs are necessary these products must be forwarded to a Raymarine facility or an authorized dealer at owners expense will be returned via surface carrier at no cost to the ownerTravel costs other than auto mileage tolls and two 2urs travel time are specifically excluded on all products Travel costs which are excluded from the coverage of this Warranty include but are not limited to taxi launch fees aircraft rental subsistence customs shipping and communication charges etc Travel costs mileage and time in excess to that allowed must have prior approval in writing TO THE EXTENT CONSISTENT WITH STATE AND FEDERAL LAW1ARRANTY IS STRICTLY LIMITED TO THE TERMS INDICATED HEREIN AND NO OTHER WARRANTIES OR REMEDIES SHALL BE BINDING ON RAYMARINE INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABLE OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR shall not be liable for any incidental consequential or special including punitive or Raymarine products sold or provided hereunder are merely aids to navigation It is the responsibility of the user to exercise discretion and proper navigational skill independent of any Raymarine Page 1 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 PM Factory Service CentersUnited States of AmericaUK Europe Middle East Far EastRaymarine Inc22 Cotton Road Unit DNashua NH 030634219 USARaymarine LtdAnchorage Park PortsmouthPO3 5TD 1 603 881 5200Fax 1 603 864 44 023 9269 3611Fax 44 023 9269 Order 1 800 539 5539 Ext 2333 or1 603 881 5200 Ext 2333Customer 44 023 9271 4713Fax 44 023 9266 1228Technical 1 800 539 5539 Ext 2444 or1 603 881 5200 Ext 2444Email Repair 1 800 539 5539 Ext 2118Purchased fromPurchase dateDealer byInstallation dateOwners nameMailing addressThis portion should be completed and retained by the ownerStick barcode label here811941book Page 2 Wednesday July 25 2001 1210 vxFl9lxlkkvZuQ
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