You can use the autopilot feature only at a station installed next to a helm, throttle, and helm control device.
You are responsible for the safe and prudent operation of your vessel. The autopilot is a tool that enhances your capability to operate your boat. It does not relieve you of the responsibility of safely operating your boat. Avoid navigational hazards and never leave the helm unattended.
Always be prepared to promptly regain manual control of your boat.
Learn to operate the autopilot on calm and hazard-free open water.
Use caution when operating the autopilot near hazards in the water, such as docks, pilings, and other boats.
The autopilot system continuously adjusts the steering of your boat to maintain a constant heading (heading hold). The system also allows manual steering and several modes of automatic-steering functions and patterns.
When the chartplotter is connected to a compatible Garmin® autopilot system, you can engage and control the autopilot from the chartplotter. For information about compatible Garmin autopilot systems, go to garmin.com.
When the chartplotter is connected to a compatible Yamaha® autopilot system, you can control the autopilot from the chartplotter using the Yamaha autopilot screen and overlay bar (Yamaha Autopilot). For information about compatible Yamaha autopilot systems, contact your Yamaha dealer.