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Re: Multihull Popularity and Interesting Designs
Don't knock it until you have tried it. They are not bad. I ran a 60 foot stern trawler with one (not a B&G) and I never ever used the wheel. It was good for the owners because they could drop a crewman. Basically I could run the crane and drive the boat at the same time. Which left one man to run the net hauler and one to haul the net (2 crew plus myself). The unit I had also had gear controls but no throttle. So you would set the throttles on the bridge, walk back to the crane, left hand on the remote control, right on the crane Joy. We hauled nets in some pretty rough conditions, granted, not at any kind of speed, but net hauling is not easy because you need to back into the seas so you don't blow over your trawl.
Keep in mind, in your vid, the cruisers aren't in control, they have a pro skipper with them (I think).