[QUOTE=LeakyBrain;136808]Sorry buddy but this probably isn’t the place for this question, and you probably haven’t earned enough respect yet to ask such a question and get a decent answer.
It is kinda like you just learned how to change the oil on your Dad’s truck and then went and asked the research department at GM, “Why don’t you make cars without wheels?”
If your steering gear fails and you are in shallow water you anchor, if you are in deep water you drift. Then you get on the telephone with the company and the Coast Guard and ask them what risks they want you to take with their ship and their territory. No reasonable captain is going to start jury rigging shit like a cowboy in a movie and sailing all over the place anymore. That kinda stuff puts ships on rocks and you in jail.
If you really want to know about things like steering with thrusters, The Shiphandlers Guide, by R.W. Rowe is excellent and is about $200. Shiphandling for the Mariner is much easier to find but is not as good, however you can get it quite cheap, maybe even less than $10. If it isn’t worth it to you to get a good book to add to your library and actually read it, then I don’t know how it was worth it to you to read my thoughts even this far. Besides for all you know I am a deck cadet too.[/QUOTE]
Did you learn all of this by reading “How to Avoid Large Ships” by John
Give the kid a break, he’s here to
learn. If you followed his lead you too may learn a few things.