Cruisers Forum

  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 29-08-2019, 12:05   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 24
Wireless Remote Helm...?

So I'm minding my business at the marina, when I see a boat owner of a high-end 48' yacht screaming down the fairway up on the bow of his boat. No one else is on deck or at the actual helm of the boat. He's running it completely with a wireless hand-held remote helm. I've seen him many times run the boat and dock the boat from the bow using this wireless remote. He seems confident and competent enough in using the remote, but I'm just wondering how safe it is...? I also wonder, technically, how legal it is, given no one is at the actual helm of the boat, heaven forbid something might go wrong. Any thoughts from you safety, rule-wonks out there...
Paradise1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-08-2019, 12:10   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Posts: 364
Re: Wireless Remote Helm...?

Lots of boats have dual helms, unless there's a rule about them having to be mechanically connected, I don't see an issue.

Isn't an autopilot pretty much the same thing? You've assigned that duty to a device, so you can properly tend to more demanding chores, that can't be 'automated'.
Pete17C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-08-2019, 12:12   #3
Registered User
JC Reefer's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 718
Re: Wireless Remote Helm...?

I also donít see it breaking any rules. Seems the he is at the helm. Now is it wise to do in a marina is another story.
JC Reefer is offline   Reply With Quote

helm, remote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
N2K Tiller Pilot with Wireless Remote? tomgreaves Marine Electronics 1 05-06-2013 06:05
Lewmar Wireless Remote Wakadui Anchoring & Mooring 23 20-12-2012 20:38
Want To Buy: Raymarine Wireless Autopilot Remote S100 gene80 Classifieds Archive 0 18-06-2012 17:28

Advertise Here

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 16:30.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.