I appreciate all the advice on getting tuition on handling a cat. In my case I have many years (30+) sailing experience including the last 2 years owning a large cat.
i.e. I can spin (or is it twirl) my cat at will.
However what I'm considering is a technology experiment
that will allow precision control of a large cat (hold a fixed spot, move with precision to another spot - the dock
etc ) so that singled handed people (who may be aging but don't want to quit)have the option of retrofitting fixed plane saildrives with GPS
controlled rotating drives.
I fully realize that there are trade
offs (cost, complexity etc.) but believe that the positives are also worth evaluating. The technology is rapidly changing and NMEA 2000
based systems offer options that just weren't available a few years ago.
One of the great features of this forum is the breadth of diverse opinions and I appreciate suggestions that may help move the project forward.