G-PILOT 3100 Operation Manual
GPS navigation data (see section 5-1);
requires connection to a GPS instrument.
WND: Wind angle (see section 6-1). To
display APP (apparent) or TRUE wind
angle, go to WIND TYPE in the VESSEL
menu (see section 3-7). Requires
connection to a wind instrument.
BAT: G-PILOT 3100 power supply
CUR: Steering drive current; the drive can
be tested by checking the current during a
jog (see section 2-6).
OFF: nothing is displayed.
3-5 Alarms
When the G-PILOT 3100 detects an alarm
condition, it displays a warning message, the
alarm symbol on the display ashes, the internal
beeper sounds and any external beepers or
lights operate.
Press any key to mute the alarm, then press
ESC to cancel the alarm message.
The G-PILOT 3100 has two kinds of alarm,
internal alarms and user defi ned alarms:
To turn user defi ned alarms on or off and
set the alarm condition (see the ALARMS
menu, section 3-7).
For a list of the alarms and what they
mean, see appendix B.
Low battery alarm
If the G-PILOT 3100 power supply voltage
drops below the battery alarm value, the
G-PILOT 3100 gives a BAT ERROR alarm
and the low battery symbol on the G-PILOT
3100 display ashes. If the G-PILOT 3100
is in AUTO then the steering drive might not
operate if the power supply voltage is too low.
We recommend switching to HAND STEER
(see section 2-5).
3-6 Simulate mode
Simulate mode allows you to become familiar
with the unit off the water. The word SIMULATE
fl ashes on the display.
To turn Simulate mode on or off:
1 Turn the unit off (see section 2-1).
2 Hold down AUTO while you turn the unit
on (see section 2-1).
3-7 Using the menus
The menus contain data and functions to
control the performance and operation of the
G-PILOT 3100.
Viewing or changing menu data
1 From normal operation, press MENU.
2 To select data in the MAIN menu:
press < or > until the required data is
displayed; press ENT
To select data in other menus:
i press < or > until CONFIG > is
displayed; press ENT
ii press < or > until the required menu is
displayed; press ENT
Note An > after an name indicates that
the item is a menu.
3 To change the data:
press < or > one or more times
hold < or > to change the data in
steps of ten
to restore the data to its default value
(see next page), press < + >.
4 Press ENT to store the changed data, or
press ESC to ignore the change.
5 Press ESC one or more times to exit the
menu or repeat steps 2 to 4 to view or
change other data.
Shortcut After viewing or changing data,
hold ESC to exit the menus.
The G-PILOT gives a long beep when you
exit the menu. If you do not press a key for 30
seconds than the G-PILOT will automatically
exit the menu.
MAIN menu
RESPONSE How far the course deviates
before the G-PILOT 3100 corrects the course
(1 to 10, A1 to A5; default depends on vessel
type) (see section 7-1).
RATIO How much the G-PILOT 3100 turns the
rudder to correct the course (1 to 10; default
depends on vessel type) (see section 7-2).
LAMP The backlight brightness (1 to 4 or OFF;
default = 1) (see section 3-1).
BAR DATA The data to display on the bar
display (CE (course error ) or RUD (rudder
angle); default = RUD) (see section 3-3).
INFO DATA The data to display on the info data
display (CTS, XTE, BRG, COG, DTG, TTG,
SOG, WND, BAT, CUR, OFF; default = CTS)
(see section 3-4).
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