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post #83 of Old 02-15-2008
rennisaint
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I think that maybe Raymarine hasn't undervalued their product, they attempted to idiot proof it. So that some jerk-off in a Macgregor with no mainsail and his 150% genny up can flip on the autopilot and not melt the thing, then come back to Raymarine and say "hey, you guys said this would work on my boat and now it's sitting on top of a lighthouse 'cause I went down below for five or six hours and the damn thing didn't work!". So maybe that's why, when the boat is properly balanced FIRST, then the autopilot is set, you can run with a way smaller unit than the spec's say.
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