the pointy end is the bow
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: La Conner, Washington
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I'm with Andrew. We weigh somewhere between 20,000 and 24,000 lbs. We have an old Autohelm 4000 wheel pilot that steers the boat straight. Heck the boat practically steers straight by itself when we're motoring in calm water. When the Autohelm finally gives in, I'm putting another cheap wheel pilot on it. I anticipate the heavy lifting will be done by the windvane self steerer anyhoo and the wheel pilot is good enough for coastal work when there is no wind to sail in, at least in our case.
1983 Fraser 41
La Conner, WA
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Boating for over 25 years, some of them successfully.