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Windvane Self Steering for the Coastal Sailor, ??
I don't have any desire to cross the Atlantic. I may sail to the Bahamas, sometime. But, mostly, I just plod along the coast, day sail, anchor for the night, with my fabulous looking former Playmate of the month .. oops, another story.. Anyway, I love the idea of, look of, and have always wanted a self steering windvane. It would be very sweet to set it, let the boat steer along, and then sit back and relax, or fiddle about, or chase the fabulous looking former Miss January. I once had a self steering tiller master in a boat I owned, the thing ate the electrons until dry. I searched for, and found an original copy of Self-Steering for Sailing Craft by John S. Letcher, Jr. The sheet to tiller book. I read it. I then read it aloud. I did everything the book recommended. I stayed on course for 1/2 hour. Miss January needs more than 1/2 hour.
So, I wonder. What self steering windvane is the least expensive to set up.
Are some only for certain types of boats? Cost versus benefit? The sales rig, is that what one calls it, looked pretty simple, on line. Where does a boater go to purchase the equipment and what type of product support do the manufactures of the equipment provide?
Got to go, Miss January is talking about a turkey dinner, again. Never let a Playboy Bunny cook, if you value your life, health, and well being.