Windvane Steering Necessary for Long Ocean Passages?
You''ve got the right sailor linked to the right design: see To the Azores & Back for how he set up his Ohlson 38. But keep in mind that autopilots were huge, often chain-driven, power-thirsty monsters when he was prepping his boat. What he would choose these days may be different. (Which is true of a vane choice he might make, as well).