Originally Posted by meatservo
I have a lot of respect for your boat knowledge, read many of your posts,
as a professional pilot for over 35 years, I can assure you that modern aircraft today have a lot of redundancy, but are some of the most complex systems designs that are cutting edge and are by far not Phucking simple...
I guess you did not understood I was just kidding. See the
at the end of the phrase. I wanted to state exactly the opposite.
Regarding modern boats a lot of hydraulics and electrical
systems are used, not with the redundancy of a modern airplane carrier but with the possibility of using those systems manually, for instance winches.
In what regards airplanes, big ones I don't believe they could be sailed without assistance, the forces would be just too big, so the redundancy has to be bigger.
Not many aid in my boat, but a single electric winch
that never failed (after 9 years and many waves over the boat) and that is absolutely great for putting the big mainsail
If I had the money
I would just change that winch
, that as a remote
control that I use around my neck, for one of the new ones that can pull and let go the lines and I would add two others on the the genoa
winches. That way I could have absolute control of the boat from the steering wheel
without having to putt the boat on autopilot
and go forward for adjusting everything.
That's what more modern boats have, specially cruising ones but with a command on the pedestal
That is a Halberg Rassy: