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Re: Mostly singlehanded...what lines should I run aft?
Jon - Thanks from me, too, for the heads-up. My wife got me the S100 for Christmas, and I just installed it for use this season after we splash. It's good to have a warning about the battery issue.
Like outbound, I would be interested in knowing how to reset the Auto mode after the remote goes dead. I assume that once the S100 is dead and it goes back into standby, that you just have to walk to the wheel, re-establish the correct heading, then press "auto" on the main control panel. Please confirm if something else needs to be done, like pulling the dead batteries out of the unit.
I have a couple Eneloop AAA's, so maybe I'll use them and recharge after every couple of daysails, assuming that 2x1.2v NiMH power is adequate for the handset.
Also like outbound, I selected the S100 over the fancier one because it seemed better to hang around my neck. And I prefer using generic batteries over proprietary rechargables.
Maybe if I go overboard I can steer the boat back to me. (JUST KIDDING - I know the boat would be out of range in seconds.)
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1998 Catalina 250WK Take Five (at Anchorage Marina, Essington, on the Delaware River)
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