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Re: auto pilot

Postby jralbert » Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:24 pm

Fastjeff wrote:The "Admiral" was my autopilot. Worked at any speed.Jeff
I had the other model. I once gave the mate the wheel while I peed and directed that the boat be kept headed toward point x (probably a bright buoy). On returning, we were headed toward point y, 180 degrees off course. Relieved of duty on the spot. Mate had a big smile as if to say you won't give me that job again and returned to the lounge
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Re: auto pilot

Postby tjc7t7 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:04 am

I would definitely be interested. I sent you an email. Thanks!
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Re: auto pilot

Postby CaptainOpus » Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:19 am

I have an all original King's AP. head is fully functional and expandablble available. compass and all wires. ready to take out fora restorer.700..00 OBO

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Re: auto pilot

Postby JohnMcDaniel » Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:26 pm

jralbert wrote:
Fastjeff wrote:The "Admiral" was my autopilot. Worked at any speed.Jeff
I had the other model. I once gave the mate the wheel while I peed and directed that the boat be kept headed toward point x (probably a bright buoy). On returning, we were headed about phenq pills toward point y, 180 degrees off course. Relieved of duty on the spot. Mate had a big smile as if to say you won't give me that job again and returned to the lounge

Happened to me too once. But my buddy was drunk and next day he took the wheel and was perfect.
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Re: auto pilot

Postby Fastjeff » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:06 am

I let my brother-in-law Steve run the boat as a favor to the Admiral. After 'prompting' him a few times on looking ahead for debris and buoys, which he was having trouble doing, he eventually "explained " to me that he didn't have his glasses on!

Needless to say he was relieved on the spot.

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Re: auto pilot

Postby Busia » Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:30 pm

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This is the only one I trust.
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Re: auto pilot

Postby RobertRogers » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:32 am

BlueSkye wrote:Years ago I went on a cruise with some guys from the Power Squadron. Nice guys, teaching boater safety classes. There were five boats and we agreed to follow the leader across Lake Ontario to Alexandria Bay. The guy following me had a brand new big tub of a boat with the latest stuff. We ran into some rough water and I slowed to lessen the screaming from my crew below.

This guy behind me was not on the bridge. He was overtaking me directly astern. Didn't respond to the radio. I powered off to the right and he passed me, still a ghost ship. The swell turned me around 180. I decided to leave the cruise and go back the way I came. Never saw him again.

A steering mechanism is no substitute for a pilot. Just sayin.


Oh my God! That was insane. And you're right, even the best pieces of equipment and tools are worthless for a bad pilot.