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Old 15-06-2016, 14:47   #46
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Re: Curious idiot question #1

"Playing Pirate" for halloween is entertaining...

Dealing with real pirates is generally fatal.

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Old 15-06-2016, 20:01   #47
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Re: Curious idiot question #1

Originally Posted by Snowpetrel View Post
Must say I have come to like the big wheel on my boat. It gives fingertip control from many different positions in the cockpit. It has enough intertia to be spun lock to lock very quickly. It obstructs the cockpit a bit, but everthing is a compromise.

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Exactly what my wheel does on a 10 meter trimaran ! 2.5 turns lock to lock.
No weather helm when 30 degrees to weather or any other angle.
Well maybe a tiny bit when on a screaming beam reach, but nothing the Autohelm 4000 can't handle unless we see 30 knots with a double reef !

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Old 16-06-2016, 20:50   #48
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Re: Curious idiot question #1

Well, Im definitely not referencing the real modern day style pirate.
Were talking Capt. Jack Sparrow type pirates, i.e.. the playing pirates for fun on halloween kind of pirate.

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