Catalina 42 Mk I
“I can tell that I will need to build up my library, as the Hydrovane has taken a lot of the work away from me leaving me with plenty more time to read.” 🙂
Catalina 42 Mk 1
Since my recent installation, just before the Covid 19 shutdown, I’ve taken one shakedown sail with the Hydrovane as I’m readying my boat for cruising and I always singlehand. On the trip out the wind started light at 5 to 8 knots and to my surprise the Hydrovane sailed the boat beautifully. By the afternoon, upon approaching the island, the winds had increased to a steady 16 to 20 with an occasional gust of a few knots more. The Hydrovane was again a champ. I tweaked the sails a couple of times and adjusted the vane a few times but for the most part I just laid back and enjoyed the weather and the relaxation. A week later on the return to LA the wind was a pretty steady 10 to 12 and I basically just set the Hydrovane and let it be, except I couldn’t help watching it constantly in awe at how efficient it was. I can tell that I will need to build up my library, as the Hydrovane has taken a lot of the work away from me leaving me with plenty more time to read. Thanks for the advice and great service.