Autopilot complet

Well today I’m very pleased myself as I now have the autopilot working and all sensors are talking to each other, just the sea trials left to do.  First thing I had to do was to fix the rudder sensor in place then fix the connecting rod on and line it all up to Marathon forward facing from the tiller quadrant, then I laid in place the cable from the Satnav GPS to the autopilot, with this done I had a tea break as it was two in the afternoon, I read the book many times to understand the instructions, and understand the working program, finished off my tea and switched on the autopilot I set it dockside and went through it functions, this was a lot easier than I thought imagined in fact I sailed through it, first it tasted the rudder left and right then the compass then the GPS, all worked fine, now all I have left to do are the sea trials, with this completed I fix all the ceiling panels back up and fixed all the instruments back on,  I fitted three new instruments up on the control board, clock, hygrometer, and pressure barometer.  now its time for home as its pool night tonight.

By | 2017-04-20T17:46:01+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Round Britain|0 Comments

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Keith lives on the Isle of Wight and is an accomplished solo offshore Yachtsman. He lost the use of his left arm in a motorway accident in 1991, so he really is your genuine single handed yachtsman. What is incredible is that not only has his disability not prevented him from living his dreams, it’s spurred him on to better things. In 2015 he takes on the pinnacle of solo sailing by sailing single-handed and non stop around the world in his World Challenge.

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