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Re: Self steering dilemma

Some of the other reasons I dont like wind vanes:

Expensive.
Moving parts
Moving parts in the weather
Blocks swim platform
Often for sale on radio nets in cruisng areas. why?

Why I like auto pilots.
Reliability
Quick to set, change course, then forget.
Inexpensive
Few moving parts.
No moving parts in the weather.
Low amp draw. (half that of a fridge)
Never do I hear long range cruisers selling them to go to wind vane steering.
I hear very very few having problems.
Steers a course far better than I ever could.
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