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8910Re: [SabreSailboat] Re: Sweaty Palm Moments

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  • David Felsenthal
    Mar 1, 2007
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      I sent the link to my Norwegian buddy. He says "Germans, on a NATO
      exercise in Norway"


      sjburns123 wrote:
      > >
      > > As for integrated navigational system screw ups, the brand new USCG
      > ice breaker
      > Mackinaw when full tilt right into a rock jetty instead of going up the
      > channel returning from
      > it's shakedown. Evidently the next way point was a dog leg up the
      > channel and try as they
      > could, they could not get the boat to respond to commands at the helm.
      > Investigation
      > showed the autopilot overrode the input from the helm and the mate did
      > not know about the
      > override button on the console. Now with the hull fixed, they know how
      > to turn the autopilot
      > off once they get in close quarters.
      > >
      > speaking of groundings...
      > http://www.aftenposten.no/nyheter/iriks/article1653302.ece
      > <http://www.aftenposten.no/nyheter/iriks/article1653302.ece>
      > my Norwegian is a bit rusty, but I think its a minesweeper
      > Stephen Burns
      > S30 #37 NiƱa
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