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Old 03-13-2013
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Re: EPIRB or PLB for coastal cruising

OK - I do not have access to a vane, but I will not routinely use an autopilot if I am single handing. I will use one to reef if I do not have room to to heave-to.

I also like a little weather helm. A "balanced" helm just feels dead to me.
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