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post #6 of Old 07-06-2015
killarney_sailor
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Re: Tiller Pilot on Windvane

You might want to check with the Monitor people about this. They told us that they do not recommend this set-up since the wash from the prop puts a great deal of load on the Monitor's bearings and bushings. In our boat the prop is set quite far back and is only a couple of feet from the Monitor rudder. Not sure what your boat is like.

After the refit we have decided to sell Ainia. We want something smaller that would be could for the light summer winds of Lake Ontario, although we plan to spend at least a couple of winters in the Caribbean before heading north.
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