Setting Up and Following the Cloverleaf Pattern

Before you can use this steering pattern, the helm control must be connected to the same NMEA 2000® network as a compatible Garmin® chartplotter and a GPS source.

You can use the cloverleaf pattern to steer the boat to repeatedly pass over an active waypoint. When you begin the cloverleaf pattern, the autopilot drives the boat toward the active waypoint and begins the cloverleaf pattern.

You can adjust the distance between the waypoint and the location where the autopilot turns the boat for another pass over the waypoint. The default setting turns the boat at a range of 1000 ft. (300 m) from the active waypoint.

See the owner's manual for your Garmin chartplotter for more information about setting and using waypoints.

  1. From the autopilot screen, select Menu icon > Pattern Steering > Cloverleaf.
  2. If necessary, select Length, and select a distance.
  3. Select Engage Port or Engage Starboard.
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