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Old 07-17-2014, 01:59 PM   #1
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Make your boat self-docking!?

Well, somebody was going to do it sooner or later.

BPA: Boat Parking Assistance - ASTRA Yacht

"In automatic mode, BPA takes full boat's control to perform enter or exit operations, repeating maneuvers recorded when the user was controlling the boat.
Independently of wind and flow conditions, BPA controls the boat at low speed until the requested operation has been completed, always monitoring presence of emergency situations like fixed or moving obstacles."
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Old 07-17-2014, 06:32 PM   #2
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Bet the fiberglass repair guys are sending in their contributions!
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Old 07-17-2014, 07:19 PM   #3
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I pride myself in boat handling but can't help but wonder if you taught it an elaborate pin ball back and fourth landing if it would duplicate it every time :}
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Old 07-17-2014, 07:24 PM   #4
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Wonder if it can synthesize laughing?
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Old 07-17-2014, 07:51 PM   #5
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Still, if it really was able to duplicate a real smooth docking, it'd be pretty cool to be sitting out on the boat deck with something that looks like a remote in your hand while the crowd is watching from the dock.
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Old 07-17-2014, 07:59 PM   #6
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Still, if it really was able to duplicate a real smooth docking, it'd be pretty cool to be sitting out on the boat deck with something that looks like a remote in your hand while the crowd is watching from the dock.
Or the first time...just put it on auto and blindfold yourself at the wheel and let everyone see that....

Might want a real lookout though...
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Old 07-17-2014, 08:21 PM   #7
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Volvo Penta has a 'hover' feature;



Groovy system, but the forward facing props aren't made for grinding through BC driftwood.
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Old 07-17-2014, 08:48 PM   #8
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Volvo Penta has a 'hover' feature;


Groovy system, but the forward facing props aren't made for grinding through BC driftwood.

Unfortunately, the system is very effective in grinding it's way through Manatees and Iguanas down here in Florida.
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Old 07-17-2014, 11:39 PM   #9
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Ah, I don't really think it matters which way your props face. They tend to grind through stuff either way.
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