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    Re: A Hammer on the Bridge?
    From: Fred Hebard
    Date: 2011 Oct 13, 23:24 -0400

    Robert,
    
    The palm of my hand started hurting just thinking about your comment!
    
    That nylon mallet might give finer control, nylon not being as dense as rubber.
    
    Fred
    
    On Oct 13, 2011, at 11:08 PM, Robert Eno wrote:
    
    > This is too funny.
    >  
    > The throttle on my 28 foot boat is also somewhat sticky and to achieve the 
    desired RPMs, I have to gently punch it with the palm of my hand but this 
    doesn't always do the trick.  I think I will try the small hammer idea. Like 
    a rubber mallet. Seriously.
    >  
    > Thanks for this one James.
    >  
    > Robert
    > ----- Original Message ----- 
    > From: James N Wilson
    > To: NavList@fer3.com
    > Cc: jpbrugman@yahoo.com ; v8martin@gmail.com
    > Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2011 10:31 PM
    > Subject: [NavList] A Hammer on the Bridge?
    > 
    > On a recent trip circumnavigating the Black Sea on the Clipper Odyssey, I 
    did my mandatory bridge tour, and I was surprised to see a hammer laying on 
    the console, (Photo 1). The captain explained that it was for fine tuning the 
    throttles to achieve the desired RPM, (Photo 2). The throttles were 
    apparently a bit sticky, and this was their solution. A little tap could 
    achieve what they needed. Human ingenuity at work.
    >  
    > Other displays included a graphic forward-looking sonar, (Photo 3), and a 
    most comprehensive radar, (Photo 4).
    >  
    > I noted that they kept their course and position drawn on a chart, as is 
    appropriate in coastal waters. GPS is  fine, but you do need to know where 
    land is, and how close it is. I remember piloting a charter boat in the San 
    Juans, where the GPS gave my accurate  position, but I had to relate that to 
    a chart be useful.
    >  
    > Jim Wilson
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