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G-PILOT 3100 Operation Manual
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4-4 Dodging in compass mode
A dodge is a sharp change of course, usually to avoid an obstacle.
press MENU + < to dodge to port by the dodge angle
press MENU + > to dodge to starboard by the dodge angle.
For example:
Note
To dodge further, press MENU + < or MENU + > more times.
To view or change the dodge angle, go to DODGE ANG in the OPTIONS menu (see section 3-7).
4-5 Auto tacking in compass mode
Auto tacking is intended to tack a sailing boat. The course to steer changes by the tack angle.
press AUTO + < to tack to port by the tack angle
press AUTO + > to tack to starboard by the tack angle.
For example:
The tack is nished when the boat reaches the new head-
Press
MENU + <
CTS changes by the dodge angle.
Boat comes to new heading.
The G-PILOT beeps.
Heading = 45°
CTS = 45°
or
Press ESC to resume
the earlier heading
Press ENT to continue
on the new heading
At the end of the tack delay, CTS changes
by the tack angle (if the tack angle is set to
AUTO, the G-PILOT will use the default tack
angle of 100°). The boat turns.
The boat sails straight while the G-PILOT 3100
counts down the tack delay.
The unit gives a long beep at 60 and 30 seconds
to go, a short beep every second from 10 seconds
to 1 second to go and a long beep that fi nishes
when the countdown ends.
Press AUTO + < to
initiate a tack to port 3 seconds to go until the tack starts
WARNING: In Compass mode auto tack, the course to steer changes by the tack angle. The
G-PILOT does not use data from any wind instrument. It is possible for the boat to gybe or to
end in irons.
Note
To tack to a fi xed wind angle, use the G-PILOT 3100 in Wind mode (see section 6).
To view or change the tack angle or the tack delay, go to TACK ANG or TACK DELY in the
OPTIONS menu (see section 3-7). Gybe angle is not used in Compass mode.
The gybe angle is not used in Compass mode.
Heading = 45°
CTS = 45°
To cancel the tack at
any time, press ESC
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