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Re: Sheet to Tiller or Windvane?
I have not been off shore either, but, from a meta analysis in my own mind of the stuff I have read, a common setup for long passages is both vane steering and tiller pilot. Need tiller pilot for motoring (no worries about power), and changing sails. Nice to have vane steering to conserve power on a long passage. Going upwind in reasonable conditions, I can balance my Bristol 27 enough that I can let it sail itself indefinitely (Slocum-style). Probably wouldn't work well in big seas.
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