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Old 12-04-2011
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The Hydrovane looks like a very nice bit of gear.. a friend mounted one before sailing to and around Mexico's Pacific coast and the Sea of Cortez.

The 'auxillary rudder' feature is a good one, though having to mount it underway would be a chore, I think... I believe that for the most part they relied on their RM autopilot, but did use the vane for the longer legs. It performed well for them AFAIK...

Don't think 6" off center would be a huge issue...
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