Rounding up vs your Old steering
I'm very cautious when hit by a gust or and my boat wants to round up. I quickly decide if there is room, no other boat in danger and if the stress on my old edson cable steering can handle the stress.
Most of the time I let her round up, rather then push the limit. If I try to hold the course with very strong effort on the wheel and the boat well heeled over, I sense the cable can't take much more of that so I start making adjustments in the sails, and the next gust is not as bad. Anticipation helps allot too by reading the water. I don't think a new cable (if I could afford it) would last much longer.
Denise, Bristol PA, Oday 30. On Tidal Delaware River, Anchor Yacht Club.
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