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Old 01-25-2013, 07:43 AM   #41
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I have not been on a tug With a conventional steering wheel since the mid 80's. Virtually all tugs and many other types of working craft are "steered" by jog lever controls.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:04 AM   #42
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The 46' pusher tug I run for a company just has a steering lever...to make it even more ridiculous...it has a mini-thumb one so the helmsman can slump all the way back in the big comfy helm chair and only move a thumb with his arm on the counter to steer.

Sounds like they used old AirBust parts .

Side stick control , direct into the water .
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:29 PM   #43
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Jog levers don't need an autopilot, just hydraulic steering and a pump. It is a very common commercial boat set up. See Kobelt.
Most all ships have trick wheels and and jog steering in addition to a traditional helm.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:22 PM   #44
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I charge extra 100 a day for deliveries without a AP or one that breaks early in the trip and can not be fixed quickly.
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TMQ Pilots (Australian made) are the standard for commercial boats both here in NZ and Aus. They have a reputation as "fit and forget" and are cheaper than most recreational pilots.
We have an AP55 Pilot and it is in constant use as soon as we clear the harbour and has been completely trouble free for 8 years. It was simple to add a jog lever (Schneider from an electrical wholesaler) and mount it on the helm chair. You can see it mounted on the end of the left armrest. The head unit is next to the bowthruster joystick. I still find the wheel best for low speed manoevering.
I don't know if TMQ is available in the US....
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The head unit is next to the bowthruster joystick

I would have thought there might be a relief driver ,

and the head would not need to be in the wheelhouse seat.
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