SailNet Community - View Single Post - Sheet to Tiller or Windvane?
View Single Post
  #2  
Old 06-15-2012
Brent Swain Brent Swain is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: British Columbia
Posts: 2,349
Thanks: 19
Thanked 33 Times in 32 Posts
Rep Power: 3
Brent Swain is on a distinguished road
re: Sheet to Tiller or Windvane?

Tried sheet to tiller. Takes a lot of screwing around every time the wind shifts or changes its strength. Not a long term solution. Built my wind vane steering system for under $25.No problems in 28 years. Very expensive, commercially made ones don't work as well.
Buy a copy of John Letcher's book on self steering. There are much better alternatives to spending such a huge amount of money on one.
Post a photo of your boats stern.
__________________
Brent Swain, Boat designer, Builder, and author of "Origami Metal Boatbuilding"
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook