16 Jan Wirectomy
I had meant to post this photo and out an end to the mystery of the autopilot remote that died. Open sheath surgery revealed a fracture of the left ventricular grounding wire. This wire sends electrons directly to the brain so any fracture leads to a coma from which the patient will not wake up.
The surgery wasn’t complete until late so I put off posting it thinking that perhaps by itself it would be rather, shall we say, lame.
Turns out that yesterday’s 65+ knot gusts and accompanying chop kept me occupied most of the 24 hours available in any one day. As I write this now, the 45 knot gusts buffeting Seaburban hardly register. Kite-flying weather by comparison. I should mind myself however, as we are not out of the woods yet by any stretch. It won’t moderate until late afternoon and kites or no kites, anything over 30 is never a laughing matter.
Here’s the thing: The autopilot remote has been steering the boat for the last 28 hours. A stitch in time saves nine.
If you, or someone you love, has a device that is suffering from a fractured left ventricular grounding wire, have them see an electronics professional today. You’ll be glad you did.
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