steering system modes

Procedure for switching the Steering from Manual to Auto?

The procedure will differ from equipment to equipment, but the common generic points are

  • Set the auto steering controls as required for the given weather and loading conditions. Turn the auto-course setting pointer to the course to be steered.
  • Steer the vessel by hand until she is dead steady on the course to be steered.
  • Keep the rudder exactly amidship. Ensure this by observing the ruder indicator.
  • At this instant, the ships course should be dead steady and swinging off the course at all.
  • Turn the Auto-manual switch to Auto.
  • Switch on the ‘Off-Course Alarm’ and set it as desired.
  • Observe the steering to confirm that the rudder is being applied correctly when the ship goes off course.
  • Compare the Gyro and Magnetic compass and record the readings.
How steering is changed/switch from auto to manual ?           
  • A simple operation which can be done any time by putting the switch form ‘Auto’ to ‘Manual’.
  • The steering must be changed from ‘Auto’ to ‘Manual’ once every watch and ship hand steered for some time before retuning to ‘Auto’.

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