Go Back   Trawler Forum > Trawler Builders Forums > Marlow - Mainship
Click Here to Login


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-28-2020, 01:21 PM   #1
Veteran Member
 
City: Williamsburg, VA
Country: USA
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 69
Steering cut out. Strange noises and fluid. Got anchor down. Thinking of a tow back t

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4504.jpg
Views:	63
Size:	102.2 KB
ID:	104344
__________________
Advertisement

Bay Retriever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2020, 02:02 PM   #2
Veteran Member
 
City: Williamsburg, VA
Country: USA
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 69
Update. Did not shoot me. Auto pilot on. Back on track! Phew.
__________________

Bay Retriever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2020, 02:04 PM   #3
Guru
 
Comodave's Avatar
 
City: Au Gres, MI
Country: US
Vessel Name: Never Say Never
Vessel Model: President 41 DC
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 8,004
No problem, everyone gets a brain fart now and then.
__________________
Boat Nut:
If you are one there is no explanation necessary.
If you aren’t one, there is no explanation possible.
Comodave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2020, 02:28 PM   #4
Guru
 
Lou_tribal's Avatar
 
City: Quebec
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Bleuvet
Vessel Model: Custom Built
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 3,902
Still I would check and fix that leaking through hull

L
Lou_tribal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2020, 06:27 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Solly's Avatar
 
City: Solomons MD.
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Sun Runner
Vessel Model: 1985 Mainship 34 Trawler MK III
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 234
I've done that too.
Started up, adjusted the autopilot head unit position ( it's not in-dash ) and accidently hit the auto button.
Really gets your attention !!!
Solly is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2020, 08:10 PM   #6
Guru
 
Pete Meisinger's Avatar
 
City: Oconto, WI
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Best Alternative
Vessel Model: 36 Albin Aft Cabin
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 1,250
The Admiral and I frequently go through a "Man Overboard" drill. She may not do everything right if I go into the water but two things I am pretty sure of is that she will hit the standby button on the autopilot and regain control of the boat and will hit the MOB on the gps and also the radio.

pete
Pete Meisinger is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2020, 10:16 AM   #7
Veteran Member
 
City: Williamsburg, VA
Country: USA
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 69
Update- yesterday when I thought I had lost steering(auto pilot on), I went through the “ there must be something on my prop” drill. I checked out the prop and rudder and they were all clear. However, my Raymarine auto pilot, when engaged, is now steering/putting me in right hand circles??

Anyone ever has this problem? I don’t have enough experience with the software. For now, I am not using auto pilot until I find a fix.
Bay Retriever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2020, 07:22 PM   #8
Member
 
City: Longboat Key
Country: USA
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 19
Insure autopilot is not steering to MOB position. If not, re-do autopilot Setup.
bill.kimbell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2020, 09:22 PM   #9
Veteran Member
 
City: Williamsburg, VA
Country: USA
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 69
Steering cut out. Strange noises and fluid. Got anchor down. Thinking of a tow back t

Called Raymarine today. They said to check which autopilot I have. Mostly likely model 6001 or 6002, as my boat is a 2004 Mainship 400. Also gave me Ohm levels to investigate on the backside of the fly bridge control panel behind the autopilot. The LCD screen is almost unreadable.
Bay Retriever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2020, 09:48 PM   #10
Guru
 
C lectric's Avatar
 
City: Gibsons, B.C.
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Island Pride
Vessel Model: xxxx
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2,908
There are places that may be able to replace/repair screens as you describe.

Burnt Screen Services – Your EVC unit is a vital piece of equipment that you rely on when captaining your vessel. It should never let you down. … but when it does
https://www.ebay.com/usr/kodiakjack99
C lectric is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2020, 11:26 PM   #11
Guru
 
Crusty Chief's Avatar
 
City: Las Vegas/West Coast
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Pairadice
Vessel Model: Selene 47
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 1,644
Might need to due a compass swing on the ole Flux gyro, solved my problems a few times.
But the leak now, that’s another story.
Crusty Chief is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2020, 04:56 PM   #12
Veteran Member
 
City: Williamsburg, VA
Country: USA
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 69
Wow. Lots of good tips. Booked an appointment for diagnosis July 13th with Norton Yachts in Deltaville just incase I cant’t find a quick fix. Apparently, they are a certified Raymarine Service Center and located roughly 30 NM north of me by boat.

In the meantime, does anyone know how to locate the fluxgate compass on my 2004 MS 400?
Bay Retriever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2020, 04:21 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
ScottC's Avatar
 
City: Malmö
Country: SWEDEN
Vessel Name: ABsolutely FABulous
Vessel Model: Greenline 33 Hybrid (2010)
Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 176
Most likely, it will look something like the one in the photo below. I would expect it to be mounted on a bulkhead. Look at the bulkhead(s) under your cockpit first. Good luck!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	FG1.jpg
Views:	15
Size:	31.2 KB
ID:	104522  
ScottC is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2020, 06:29 AM   #14
Veteran Member
 
City: Williamsburg, VA
Country: USA
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 69
Update: haven’t found the fluxgate compass yet. Yesterday the AP course corrected within 30 degrees to both port and starboard. I also noticed that on my Navionics chart it is not displaying depth. Occasionally the chart plotter displays “no GPS fix” upon startup.
Bay Retriever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2020, 06:37 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
ScottC's Avatar
 
City: Malmö
Country: SWEDEN
Vessel Name: ABsolutely FABulous
Vessel Model: Greenline 33 Hybrid (2010)
Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 176
Do know if your system is relying on an external GPS or a GPS in your plotter?


Regarding the auto-pilot: There's one other easy thing you can check while waiting for the technician to arrive. Open your Auto Pilot control box (most likely on a bulkhead under the aft deck). You will likely see a number of automotive type fuses there. Check them. One time when I had unexpected communication behavior between my auto-pilot control at the helm and the autopilot itself, I accidentally found that one of these fuses was blown. Replaced it and everything was fine again.
__________________
Scott
2010 Greenline 33' Hull #54
Home port: Malmö, SWEDEN
Currently in: Gruissan, FRANCE
ScottC is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2020, 06:42 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
ScottC's Avatar
 
City: Malmö
Country: SWEDEN
Vessel Name: ABsolutely FABulous
Vessel Model: Greenline 33 Hybrid (2010)
Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 176
The control box may look something like this...
Attached Images
 
__________________
Scott
2010 Greenline 33' Hull #54
Home port: Malmö, SWEDEN
Currently in: Gruissan, FRANCE
ScottC is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2020, 09:29 AM   #17
Veteran Member
 
City: Williamsburg, VA
Country: USA
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 69
Pretty sure that box is under upper helm station. Will go up there and check it out in a few minutes. It’s positioning makes it tough to service. Have to view it upside down. a mirror would be helpful.
Bay Retriever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2020, 09:54 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
Cartouche's Avatar
 
City: Kingston Ontario
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Cartouche
Vessel Model: Mainship 390
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 149
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bay Retriever View Post
Called Raymarine today. They said to check which autopilot I have. Mostly likely model 6001 or 6002, as my boat is a 2004 Mainship 400. Also gave me Ohm levels to investigate on the backside of the fly bridge control panel behind the autopilot. The LCD screen is almost unreadable.
Try Changeing the LCD Contrast level
__________________
Joanne & Edward Billing
M/V Cartouche Mainship 390
Kingston 1000 Islands
Cartouche is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2020, 10:10 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
ScottC's Avatar
 
City: Malmö
Country: SWEDEN
Vessel Name: ABsolutely FABulous
Vessel Model: Greenline 33 Hybrid (2010)
Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 176
Reading some of this thread leads me to think you might be struggling without any kind of owner's manual, Bay Retriever. Cartouche has a good idea about the contrast. In case it might help, page 14 of the manual I attach here explains the "Lamp" function and how to change brightness. If you manage to find a model number during your investigations, then a little Googling or a visit to Raymarine's site will lead you to the very manual for your system.
Attached Files
File Type: pdf AP.pdf (3.02 MB, 5 views)
__________________
Scott
2010 Greenline 33' Hull #54
Home port: Malmö, SWEDEN
Currently in: Gruissan, FRANCE
ScottC is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2020, 02:08 PM   #20
Veteran Member
 
City: Williamsburg, VA
Country: USA
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 69
Found auto pilot control box and checked fuses which looked good. Swapped them out anyway with three backup fuses found inside control box. Attachment 104584

Tried autopilot after swapping fuses and no luck. Still moving errantly to port and starboard. AP reads “no rudder” now.

Also found fluxgate compass under lower helm station. Not sure how to test. Perhaps order a new one plug and play?

Attachment 104585
__________________

Bay Retriever is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012
×