Autopilot Packed it in, and “Our Hydrovane saved our trip on our recent Southport-Noumea passage.”
From: Neil Williams
Sent: July 4, 2019
To: Will Curry
Hi Will and John
Our Hydrovane saved our trip on our recent Southport-Noumea passage. We set out on 15 May into 15-20kts in our Bavaria 46 Sortie, and 2 hours out of Southport our autopilot packed it in. We swung our Hydrovane into action, and it took us to just outside the reef near Noumea, 6 days of upwind sailing into tough 2-3 m swells, without missing a beat. As we were short handed we would otherwise have had to abandon the trip.
Can a Hydrovane be fitted successfully to an Outremer please?