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post #29 of Old 11-26-2011
smurphny
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Originally Posted by davidpm View Post
Sounds like a design problem. Anyone hear of this before?

Is there a preemptive step that can be taken to prevent this.

If it wasn't for this problem it would have just been a rough crossing.
Exactly. I have one of those damned things, 70s vintage. Every time I look at that plastic gizmo in the bottom of my boat, it gives me the willies! Going to plug it up permanently. With GPS, these are pretty much obsolete. If I ever need a mechanical knot reading, will use the old knot tube (or a knotted line:-)

Alberg 35: With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.
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