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Old 25-06-2009, 00:22   #1
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First of all I just want to put it out there that this is a great show and that I am addicted to it.

But I also wanted to ask a question. The crab boats have a throttle and auto pilot but no wheel, at least not one that is in sight. What is up with this?
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Old 25-06-2009, 00:49   #2
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They use a jog stick, electric over hydraulic.
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Old 25-06-2009, 00:55   #3
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Its pretty cool, and relaxing...the little joystick thing.
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Old 25-06-2009, 05:49   #4
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If I remember correctly on one of the shows they have a shot of the bridge of the "Northwestern" and it has a small wheel on the centerline and joysticks on the wings.

A ship (boat) without a wheel just isn't right in my books.
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Old 25-06-2009, 06:23   #5
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Its pretty cool, and relaxing...the little joystick thing.
While his hands are in his lap I don't think he is manipulating his little joystick thing.

As they say in the fighter world - HOTAS! (hands on throttle and stick - 'splains a lot about fighter pilots)
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With his hands in his lap, he could be manipulating his JOYSTICK....
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Old 25-06-2009, 09:11   #7
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The Dashew's new motor yacht Wind Horse uses a similar toggle for steering.
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That would make me nervous, I will stick with my steering cables and emergency tiller
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