• Compass-derived steering impulse
• Consumes electricity
• Wind sensor less than ideal
• Delayed steering response
• Operating noise
• Technical reliability
• Limited life of transmission components
• Steering deteriorates as wind and sea conditions build
• Increased load on the rudder bearings (the helmsperson's arm gives a little to absorb shocks from the tiller; the push rod, in contrast, remains rigid, so the shocks are absorbed by the bearings).
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Lets start by identifying what exactly certain boats are. Sometimes the terminology can get lost on beginners, so well look at some of the most common boats and what theyre called. These boats are exactly what the name implies. They are meant to be used for fishing. Most fishing boats are powered by outboard motors, and many also have a trolling motor mounted on the bow. Bass boats can be made of aluminium or fibreglass.