Using iTracks with Bluetooth i-Pilot Link (2017-2023)

The i-Pilot Link system can be used to record sets of points that make up an iTrack. When recording an iTrack, i-Pilot starts to record GPS position data in the form of Track Points. The very first Track Point recorded is called the Start, and the last point recorded is called the End. i-Pilot sees a recorded series of Track Points as an iTrack. iTracks can be recorded and navigated. When the Go To iTrack Button is pressed, an iTrack can be navigated To Start or To End. i-Pilot will navigate to the nearest Track Point and then navigate to the Track Point requested. Once the nearest Track Point is reached, it will then follow the Track Points in sequence back to either the Start or End based on the selection made. Once the Start or End is reached, i-Pilot automatically transitions to the set Arrival Mode. During iTrack navigation, i-Pilot takes control over all steering functions; speed can be manually controlled or the Cruise Control function can also be used. The motor speed must be set high enough in order to stay on the track given wind, current and other external forces.

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Recording an iTrack

  1. Press the Home button.
  2. Scroll through the Content Area using your finger or the Screen Navigation button to find the Record button.
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  3. Select the Record button using your finger or by pressing the Ok button. The Record Active Band will appear in the Content Area.
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  4. Engage the Prop and manually navigate the desired course.
  5. To Save the recording, scroll through the Home Menu Buttons in the Content Area to find the Record Active Band, and select it.
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  6. The Record Control Screen will appear. Scroll through it and select the Stop and Save iTrack button.
    • If a track is not saved, it will be deleted.
    • If a track is not saved or it is discarded, it cannot be recovered.
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Go To a Saved iTrack

  1. Manually navigate the boat to within a quarter mile of the saved iTrack.
  2. Press the Home button.
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  3. Scroll through the Content Area using your finger or the Screen Navigation button to find the Go To iTrack button.
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  4. Select the Go To iTrack button using your finger or by pressing the Ok button.
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  5. A list of iTracks that are within a quarter mile will appear. Scroll through the list of iTracks using either your finger or the Screen Navigation button to find an iTrack to navigate to.
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  6. Select the iTrack using your finger or by pressing the Ok button.
  7. Decide to navigate To Start or To End and select the appropriate button.
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  8. The iTrack Active Band will appear in the Content Area and the boat will start to navigate the selected course.

Disengage Go To iTrack

  1. When Go To iTrack is engaged, scroll through the Content Area using either your finger or the Screen Navigation button to find the iTrack Active Band.
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  2. Select the iTrack Active Band using your finger or by pressing the Ok button.
  3. Select the Cancel button from the iTrack Control Screen using your finger or by scrolling to it with the Screen Navigation button and pressing the Ok button to select it.
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Reverse Go To iTrack

  1. When Go To iTrack is engaged, scroll through the Content Area using either your finger or the Screen Navigation button to find the iTrack Active Band.
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  2. Select the iTrack Active Band using your finger or by pressing the Ok button.
  3. Select the Reverse button from the iTrack Control Screen using your finger or by scrolling to it with the Screen Navigation button and pressing the Ok button to select it.
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iTrack Arrival Modes

The Arrival Mode is a setting that helps to control what i-Pilot Link does once certain navigation modes are complete. Arrival Mode affects Go To functions for iTracks, Waypoints and Routes. Arrival Mode also affects navigating Routes. The Arrival Mode will take over once the navigational feature has completed.
i-Pilot Link has four Arrival Modes:

  • Off - Once the boat has completed navigating the iTrack, the Prop will turn off. Off is the default Arrival Mode.
  • Spot-Lock - After the boat has completed navigating the iTrack, the system will go into Spot-Lock at the point where the navigation is completed.
  • AutoPilot - Once the boat has completed navigating the iTrack, it will continue navigating in AutoPilot in the final direction the boat was navigating.
  • Auto Deploy Talon - Available as an option only when the i-Pilot System is paired with a Talon. After the boat has completed navigating, the system will deploy the Talon. If i-Pilot is paired with two Talons, the action to Auto Deploy Talon will control both Talons.
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Change iTrack Arrival Mode

  1. Press the Home button.
  2. Scroll through the Content Area using either your finger or the Screen Navigation button to find the Options button.
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  3. Select the Options button using either your finger or by pressing the Ok button to open the Options Menu.
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  4. Once in the Options Menu, scroll through to find the Arrival Mode option and select it.
  5. The Arrival Mode options appear. Select either "Off", "Spot-Lock", "AutoPilot" or "Talon Deploy". Once the desired option is selected, the circle to the right of the selected Arrival Mode will be colored in green.
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  6. To exit the menu, select either the Back Back button or the Home button.
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