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Old 12-22-2009
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We do have significant currents (large tides) and I have to say I hate it when someone blocks my line of sight to the knotmeter. For me the through-the-water speed is crucial feedback/data for steering and sailtrim, as much as telltales and waves.

Also since our GPS is a handheld on the pedestal, the knotmeter is a much easier-to-see instrument with a larger readout, esp when steering from the rail.

Still, even though I've done it dozens of times, the old 'swap the plug' in and out always makes me nervous!
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