During regular operation of the i-Pilot navigational system, you can control prop speed. The controller will communicate the speed over ground to the remote and the remote will display it. The speed over ground is the speed that the boat is traveling and will vary based on environmental factors such as wind and current, even if the prop speed remains the same. Cruise Control helps to compensate for the variations in external forces that effect the speed over ground and keeps the boat traveling at an even speed. When Cruise Control is engaged, the current speed over ground becomes the Target Speed. Cruise Control works to control the prop speed either up or down to match the speed over ground to the Target Speed.
Engaging Cruise Control
- Press the Cruise Control button on the remote. The Target Speed will appear on the display screen.
- Press the Speed Down or Speed Up buttons to adjust the Target Speed.
Disengaging Cruise Control
When Cruise Control is engaged, press the Cruise Control button on the remote to disengage Cruise Control.
Jump To or Set a Cruise Control Preset
- To jump to or set a Cruise Control Preset, first engage Cruise Control by pressing the Cruise Control button.
- Use the Speed Down or Speed Up buttons to change the Target Speed. While adjusting the Target Speed, the menu at the bottom of the display screen temporarily changes to display two Preset Target Speeds.
- While the Presets are showing, press either the Left Softkey or Right Softkey to jump to the corresponding Preset on the display screen.
- To save the Preset to a new value, adjust the Target Speed to the desired value. While the Presets are showing in the menu at the bottom of the display screen, press and hold either the Left Softkey or Right Softkey.
NOTICE: The Left Softkey will jump to or save the Preset Target Speed displayed on the left side of the menu that appears. The Right Softkey will jump to or save the Preset Target Speed displayed on the right. Once saved, a message will flash on the screen stating "Preset Saved" and then disappear.