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Old 08-03-2014, 08:54 PM   #61
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That's something that scares me. We have no control over what numskulls do on the water and it can have a big effect on us.

I would like to sat that autopilots on boats should be illegal but I know I'll get a lot of arguments from those who use one. ...
I like my autopilot. It permits greater situational awareness and makes 360-degree visual sweeps easier. Today:

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Old 08-03-2014, 09:03 PM   #62
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Old 08-03-2014, 09:05 PM   #63
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I like my autopilot. It permits greater situational awareness and makes 360-degree visual sweeps easier. Today:


Used correctly an autopilot is a GREAT safety tool.

Like most things used incorrectly...well we all know about that...no need to belabor it.
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Old 08-03-2014, 10:11 PM   #64
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I had a really close call with a sport fisher that was on auto.
I was off Pensacola at the time with my dad, anchored, some lines out hoping for a bite. All of a sudden this big sport fisher comes past so close, I could have taken the beer out of the hands of the charter customers on deck. The captain yelled at the bait boy to "get up top" Their lines tangled in our anchor rode and he just cut his lines and took off. Got a nice lure, and a lesson to keep an eye out at all times for morons with a boat mortgage.
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Old 08-04-2014, 02:52 AM   #65
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Used correctly an autopilot is a GREAT safety tool.

Like most things used incorrectly...well we all know about that...no need to belabor it.
Some years ago an acquaintance was returning to Dana Point Harbor on his first trip to Catalina in a 36' sailboat. He coupled his autopilot to the LORAN just outside Avalon and went below. After several hours and 30nm, he looked out a port to see the Dana Point whistle slide by a few feet away. He thought it was funny. Don't think anyone else saw the humor...

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Old 08-04-2014, 07:40 AM   #66
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The name of this boat was GAMBLER. Aptly named. The auto pilot just missed the Perdido Pass by a few yards. Of course if it entered the pass the results would have been much worse.
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Old 08-04-2014, 10:35 AM   #67
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The name of this boat was GAMBLER. Aptly named. The auto pilot just missed the Perdido Pass by a few yards. Of course if it entered the pass the results would have been much worse.
Years ago when we were living in Santa Barbara a guy put his Midnight Lace on autopilot ( at planing speed) and left Santa Cruz island with the boat pointed on the heading to the Harbor.. he and the girlfriend were still doing the nasty below when the boat ran up on the beach high and dry in front of the Santa Barbara Yacht Club.. needless to say his wife was less that amused

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Old 08-04-2014, 12:45 PM   #68
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Abacos, 2009. Without permission - and against regulations, a Moorings captain takes this (customer-owned) Moorings power cat to Nipper's for Sunday Pig Roast. Leaves late with another female Moorings employee aboard, heading, more or less, for Hope Town. Puts it on AP and goes below to "mix drinks". This is the result. Incredibly, no one was hurt. Yes, he was fired.
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Old 08-04-2014, 12:47 PM   #69
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Abacos, 2009. Without permission - and against regulations, a Moorings captain takes this (customer-owned) Moorings power cat to Nipper's for Sunday Pig Roast. Leaves late with another female Moorings employee aboard, heading, more or less, for Hope Town. Puts it on AP and goes below to "mix drinks". This is the result. Incredibly, no one was hurt. Yes, he was fired.

Is that the rock right next to Matt Lowes Cay?
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Yep, actually right on the very end of Matt Lowe's between the island and Point Set Rock. Pretty much ripped the bottoms out of the hulls. They had to hoist it onto a barge with a crane and take it over to Marsh Harbour Boatyard. Here are some result pics...
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Yep, actually right on the very end of Matt Lowe's between the island and Point Set Rock. Pretty much ripped the bottoms out of the hulls. They had to hoist it onto a barge with a crane and take it over to Marsh Harbour Boatyard. Here are some result pics...

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