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Old 03-13-2012, 09:05 AM   #14
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City: Longboat Key, FL
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Bucky
Vessel Model: Krogen Manatee 36 North Sea
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RE: Rear view mirrors

Yeah, sure do. *Down here in Miami/Biscayne Bay and the ICW, there could be a half dozen impatient speed demons coming at you from every angle, no exaggeration. *When in a channel, crossing wakes to prevent beam hits is often impossible, because you've got two more coming from the other side. Although I spend a lot of time spinning around on my helm seat to check my blind spots, this helm design and mirror position affords a pretty good view behind, even with the dinghy on the boat deck or the davits. *As mentioned, it's also a good way to keep and eye on dinghy movement while underway. *On holidays around here, it's more like figure 8 racing. *Every little bit helps. *I'm in the midst of redoing my pilothouse now, so this helm shot is a "before". *I may increase the size of the mirror, but I doubt I'd ever get rid of it.
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