Originally Posted by rebel heart
Just hard to understand any situation where someone would be in a cabin all night long or not coming out enough that it makes sense to have remote helm
control in the cabin.
I agree with you on this - that's why I posted that I didn't see the usefulness of them. Personally, our passage
making course changes are mighty few and far between and I prefer to dodge things by disconnecting from the AP and manually steering
. Routes that require many course changes are usually associated with landmasses and reefs
- where one should be at the helm, or at least next to it. We spend all of our watches outside anyway because inside is always too hot where we sail. When we sailed in colder weather
, we had a cockpit
enclosure, which is the same as being inside, I guess.
But an hour inside cooking
or doing dishes, etc in an up galley
on most catamarans is no problem simultaneously keeping a general watch on a passage