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Old 10 October 2013, 14:57   #1
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Twin engined Cobra Saxon Wharf today

Was at the dry stack collecting a liferaft today and was watching a 9m black cobra with twin Yamaha playing .
Nothing special n that until I noticed that each engine was able to move independently of the other .
Looked a very clever bit of kit made it look very easy to manoeuvre in the strong wind .
Any on here know more about it
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Old 11 October 2013, 03:45   #3
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All the major brands have it these days, Mercury "Zeus"?? was the first one I think. Very cool

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Very impressive but kind of takes the skill out of it for me ,and I imagine very expensive
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"Now I want to execute a port-side turn".

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kind of takes the skill out of it for me
Think that's the point!

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Have they gone remote control keypad yet ? That'll be next I guess.

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Well they certainly have it for larger yachts, and there are already keypads and wristwatches that can control the autopilot of RIBs however throttles aren't linked into these yet I don't think, though I'm sure they will be soon.

Fly by wire over cables is the more important jump than f-b-w to joystick I think.
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Remote keypad? iPhone app will be next - with a camera so that you can use your boat without getting wet.
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All the major brands have it these days, Mercury "Zeus"?? was the first one I think. Very cool

What a brutal promo vid.
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Remote keypad? iPhone app will be next - with a camera so that you can use your boat without getting wet.
Yeah - use your boat from the comfort of your armchair at home!
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Lol, I thought getting wet was half the fun.
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