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Old 12-30-2017, 12:03 PM   #21
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First I have two independent rudder indicators. Both are on the rudder stock.
I also have 2 independent depth sounders. One through hull and the second is a glue on. I have 2 GPS antenna in case one fails, the other is supposed to pick up the load automatically. Plus like everyone else I have GPS on my handheld VHF.
Gimme some reasonable charts, depth sounder and rudder indicator and an accurate compass, I should be able to get back to civilization.
Make sure some of the spares are not connected. You being in a frequent lightning area. Even the compass can be trashed.
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Make sure some of the spares are not connected. You being in a frequent lightning area. Even the compass can be trashed.
One can only do so much....

I have read how some people put stuff in the oven, during a lightening event, forget and bake them the next day. LOL
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Whether or not you need the rudder position indicator when you’re driving, I believe a good auto pilot needs the rudder position indicator. They are usually pretty easy to get to, and as everyone has mentioned, they are low-tech Rheostat.
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