Bavaria Vision 46 - VIDEO
“Bavaria Vision 46, Blur, close hauled on port tack with the Hydrovane on the ‘uphill’ side steering a perfectly straight course.”
“Bavaria Vision 46, Blur, close hauled on port tack with the Hydrovane on the ‘uphill’ side steering a perfectly straight course.
This was in 18kts of wind with one reef in the main and half a reef in the genoa.
You can see the angle of heel is not excessive and so there was plenty of the vane’s rudder in the water.
We had a speed through the water of between 6.7 and 7.1 kts.
This was on the far-right setting which moves the rudder least. In other words steers just like a good helmsman…. hence the straight track and good boat speed.
We found it pointed the boat up in the gusts just like a human would and came back on course as the gust eased.”