Some things we find that just work, and we seek no further. I've never seen a mechanized pencil on board ship, although I'm sure there are such things on some ships, somewhere. Do you equip your pencil in some type of flotation gear in heavy weather? (vbg)
The reason I like the NC-77 over some other efforts is it' simplicity. Complicating what should be simple things leads to accidents. KISS.
Just one step above the Pardey's. Or below depending on your viewpoint. 2-cycle outboard, used twice per season. Twice too often. (g)
“Scientists are people who build the Brooklyn Bridge and then buy it.”
Wm. F. Buckley, Jr.