Stupid Sailor Tricks
Actually, my autopilot spends most of its used life out in the open, in the cockpit under all weather conditions. I''d rather it be out soaking wet in the pouring rain then I. Periodically, I disassemble the case and seal it to make it "water-resistant", but of course, there is no practical way to make it fully waterproof... Anyway, treated as such, during the incident, it filled slower then it would have otherwise. And I was praying that was going to be the case as I came about!