8910Re: [SabreSailboat] Re: Sweaty Palm Moments
- Mar 1, 2007I sent the link to my Norwegian buddy. He says "Germans, on a NATO
exercise in Norway"
> > 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.
> 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...
> my Norwegian is a bit rusty, but I think its a minesweeper
> Stephen Burns
> S30 #37 Niña
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