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Re: Multihull Popularity and Interesting Designs
Sure, but on autopilot can mean a lot of different things. Were they in the salon watching reruns of gilligans island on autopilot, or did they have someone standing by the over ride. Surfing at 27 knots in a cruising cat, they would be pretty foolish not to have somebody keeping a close eye on things, whether they were lucky enough to survive or not.
I took another look. There's a Triton controller at the helm but I don't see one at the nav table. And by the comments, it seems there were only the 3 people aboard.
So it looks kinda like Gilligan was "steering". In any case, I certainly wouldn't want to STEER in those conditions and speeds with a freakin' AP control.