Self steering windvanes have a reputation of being hard to use. Reading these tips can fix that and make us love our windvane.
These days every cruiser seems to fit an autopilot, but what’s the case for a vane gear? Or maybe both.
Do you prefer a windvane or an autopilot for longer passages?
At first glance, autopilots and vane gears cost about the same, but the reality is more complicated, and important to get right.
A reliable autopilot comes right after radar as the most important piece of electronic gear We report on how our autopilot handled our 10,000-mile voyage.
Some thoughts on autopilot drive types and reliability.
Lessons learned from a poorly installed autopilot, and how we fixed it.