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Old 04-06-2013, 21:44   #376
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Re: Missing Boat found in Cuba: Lessons Learned

I didn't realise you lived in an irony free zone, boatman.

Did you miss the bit where I said "If he'd read this thread...."
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Old 04-06-2013, 21:57   #377
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Re: Missing Boat found in Cuba: Lessons Learned

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This one seems to think that it is.

CPT Autopilot Inc.

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Yep. That's how I understand it as well.

I believe the common definition of autopilot is ANY electro-mechanical device to automatically steer a boat. There are different types of autopilots like tiller pilots, below decks autopilots or even wheel pilots but these are all autopilots.

So to pick this particular nit, a wheel pilot is a subset of the general category of autopilots.
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Old 04-06-2013, 23:28   #378
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EPIRB is an example that proves it.

seatbelts

airbags

It is a human condition tested and confirmed. Sure wish I still had the links.
Not so sure about epirbs but here we go...

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It's very possible that trailing a line may result in an increase in the chance of you going over the side. But impossible to know as there is next to no data. everyone is guessing or going "Look, he does it!!!"

Personally I don't use one solo or otherwise, I'm with the "overboard is a 100' drop with crocs at the bottom, you're dead."

But use one of these instead with a lightweight climbing harness. It a great gadget.
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Re: Missing Boat found in Cuba: Lessons Learned

This thread is now closed.
Bickering has been extensive and prolonged.

The issue of trailing lines has already previously been addressed in another thread.
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