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Date: 11 Sep 2012 23:02:09
Title: autopilot woes

Tuesday, 2012-09-11, 12:00, 19:13.816S, 161:57.834W,

Nice day today, like yesterday. I thought it would be a good day to complete the autopilot calibration. So far i've only done compass calibration, because the manual says it needs lots of space and calm calm conditions to do the autopilot calibration. And after my trial & error setup it was working ok, but doing more than necessary and using more power.

Anyway ... bad idea. Now it can't keep course anymore at all. Tried to fix it for the last three hours but no success. Now I have to take the sails down ,start the engine, and begin with the compass calibration all over. If that doesn't work i can always install the old system, or the wind-vane. Well, well.

Other than that all green. 450nm to go



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