Autopilot remote


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19 Nov 2003
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I cant afford the Raymarine fabbo remote, so I have invested in a sea searcher magnet instead. This is retained in a belt pouch holding my trousers up, thus doubling its usefulness.
To tack the boat, merely walk in front of the fluxgate compass, passing either to the left or right as required. This has marvellous results.
The other advantage is when I go for a pee down below, the boat just proscribes small circles to port, thus in a holding position until I am able to take control again.
How marvellous it is to be able to slalom the boat with a wiggle of my ample hips.
I heartily commend this money saving tip to the house.