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I'd add that the Monitor windvane can be modified to become an emergency rudder for your boat. Scanmar sells a kit called the MRUD or you could modify it yourself. Having it as a backup rudder solution is never a bad thing, and as previously pointed out, the Monitor is one of the more well respected windvanes made.
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