10-Sep-08 02:56:34 PM UTC
Ian Fagg

United Kingdom, Cornwall

The only consistant problem I had with my B&G auto pilot was a constant requirement to change the brushes in the motors. Eventually I was changing the brushes every 3 months, as well as disassembling the commutator and cleaning it off. In the end I decided to replace the motors completely and problem solved. I mentioned the issues I had to a friend of mine who used the same pilot set up, he recalled no such trouble, even though our systems were about the same age. I suggested he checked his brushes before his next long delivery, advice he chose to ignore, and guess what! He still to this day believes I jinxed him. Check those brushes, it\'s a simple job.
Ian G. Fagg
Capt. SV Extarordinary