'Henry the Navigator'
“…the wind vane… just kept putting us back on course every time the waves knocked us off.”
“We are sure now that the investment has been worth it.”
It was pretty breezy and Mike wasn’t sure he would be able to set up the Hydrovane properly at first but it was amazing!
Pat certainly couldn’t have handled the tiller in the very rough seas and even Mike would have struggled, but the wind vane (or Henry – the Navigator – as we have named him) just kept putting us back on course every time the waves knocked us off. We are sure now that the investment has been worth it. Everyone we have spoken to has said it’s like having another crew member on board.
From the blog of El Lobo, 39 ft Samson C-Bird Ferro cement junk-rigged schooner built in 1971. She has already been to the Caribbean and the Med and Baltic with her previous owner.