I'm going to figure out a way to 'trip' the self steering
vane should I fall overboard
whether tethered or not. A line rigged so that pulling on it will lay over the wind
paddle and put the boat in irons. The trick is how to keep the drag of the line trailing in the water
from effecting the vanes sensitivity. Getting aboard a boat that is DIW is a major effort. Doing it moving at 5k would be a miracle.
Phones have the ability to be tracked. Can that ability be used by the authorities without getting a search warrant?? Also can they do it quickly and easily using the phone's GPS
function not just cell tower triangulation?? Finding someone floating in the water
is not easy even in calm conditions. Knowing that they are looking for someone off Carlsbad, CA is not my idea of good locator. Of course, does anyone but the CG have access PLB or Epirb