Here are some interesting things from other internet avenues....
You wouldn’t by chance be using the foot-pedal AND the remote would you? If you are, that is your problem. Use one OR the other, but not both at the same time. There is apparently an update to fix this, but since you haven’t updated it, it would likely still be a problem.
I have used the anchor mode to hold in location in 20MPH winds and not one hiccup. Never had an issue with the cruise either.
I have had issues in the past with the foot pedal being in the front storage with a tackle box pushing the momentary switch. Lately I just leave the foot pedal out in the open. I will make sure it is off next time I’m out. Yesterday I used heading lock and cruise all afternoon trolling crappie and only had issues with the cruise.
Did you install any updates since new? I had one issue with the GPS functions and got a plug-in update from Reeds the same day..problem solved. Apparently those who actually registered the product received an update via mail
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