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Re: 2013 Sailing Season

Originally Posted by chef2sail View Post
Did you have a harness or PFD on when you walked away from the helm with the autopilot on?
We wear PFDs all the time. And I hadn't really walked away, since the bimini is directly over the helm (see signature pic). I was in arm's reach of the wheel, but it was locked because the autopilot clutch was engaged. The clutch and outboard were both on the starboard side and I was on the port side, which meant I needed to climb to the other side of the boat.

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1998 Catalina 250WK Take Five (at Anchorage Marina, Essington, on the Delaware River)
1994 Mason 44 Firefly on loan from my BFF (West River, Galesville, MD)
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