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post #10 of Old 08-23-2013
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Re: Remote helm

Originally Posted by davidpm View Post
What it the purpose in this case?
Convenience for fishing?
Docking/maneuvering in close quarters, mostly... It's astonishing, how restricted the all-around visibility can be from the helm on the bridge of many of today's motoryachts...

Try to imagine backing a boat like this into a slip or Med mooring, while standing at the helm... Looking aft on many boats like this, one cannot see ANYTHING at water level within a boat length, or more... It's no surprise so many of these boats rely on stern-mounted video cameras, as an assist...

Many boats like this will have a second control station aft, for such maneuvering, definitely the better way to go than a wireless system... a friend of mine was aboard a 72 Grand Banks being backed into a slip at Ocean Reef by her professional captain, when something went wrong with the wireless controller... did tens of thousands of dollars damage to the transom, and pretty much destroyed a portion of the dock, as well. Very fortunate no one was hurt in that one...

Originally Posted by davidpm View Post
What does the control look like?
Little different from a TV/DVD remote, which seems appropriate, of course :-)

Here's one example...

Yacht Controller - Wireless Remote Control of Your Yacht

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