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Low tech self steering, tiller. Pics?
How do you guys do it? I know, a tiller pilot would be the best thing, but I have other projects that'll take up the $400 a pilot would cost. I'm looking for something to hold a course if I need to get a drink, trim a sail, raise the jib, go foreward, etc. Not lookingn for something that'll take long to adjust or set up, or cost me a bundle.
The layout is fairly simple, I already have 2 cleats at the corners of the stern, and a toe rail the entire length of the boat. I was thinking of using a heavy duty shock cord or bungey instead of regular line. Does this work or should I stick with a no stretch line? Anyone have pics of their setup?
Merit 25 # 764 "Audrey"