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Re: Sailing, safety, & size
.....I've really come to detest these sort of helm consoles that require one to stick your hand/arm through the spokes of the wheel to do something......
I couldn't agree with this more. Annoying at the least.
Just a matter of time before compasses disappear completely from modern boats... Presumably, this one is that circular shape over the companionway...
Also agreed. Given the number of times that I've been on autopilot and its way out of synch to compass heading, it amazes me that one would not want to be able to cross check the real compass. Sometimes due to computer error, others to interference with the buried AP compass. Electronics are great and I use them as primary nav, but ALWAYS crosscheck.
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