Even more important than simplicity, in Tim's view, is safety. For that reason, the winches can't be operated remotely; the operator has to be at the winch and thus able to see that it's clear of entanglements, such as the clothing of an unsuspecting passenger. Redundancy, too, plays its role in the "simple and safe" mantra. Critical systems have backups (two central hydraulic pumps, two pressure-water pumps), and manual ones, too, where feasible (all five fuel and four water tanks can be dipped for a visual check). And while the electrical panel looks as busy and lit up as a Boeing's cockpit, it provides control of every circuit at the boat's nerve center, which is a combination nav station and office. Tim gives much credit for the organization of the systems and the control panel to Van Alstine, who also happens to be a pilot.