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You can actually 'set' the degrees of the 'tacking' turn in the menu on these things, I believe. At least you can with the wheel pilot, so probably with the TP too.

If you sail a lot short/single/double handed any kind of self steering is very helpful. While our RM wheelpilot does not do a stellar job in a seaway, it is great steering a straight line while we set/douse sail, motoring those long windless days, and even 'drives' through our doublehanded spinnaker gybes leaving both of us to pull strings and handle the pole.

In conditions where 'otto' won't handle things all that well I'd rather be steering myself anyhow.. and it will 'fill in' however poorly if you have to throw a reef in etc.
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