Island Packet 40
“We made it to Tahiti after losing our engine about 700 miles south of Honolulu. […] This would have been impossible without reliable wind steering and hydro power.”
From: Shaen Tarter
Sent: 26 May 2023
To: Richard Minielly
Subject: Re: Watt and Sea
Hi Richard, Will, and Sarah:
Just a quick note to express my appreciation for the Hydrovane and Watt and Sea unit.
We made it to Tahiti after losing our engine about 700 miles south of Honolulu. We spent four days becalmed in the ITCZ and two more south of there. And then we had to tack multiple times to get west enough to make the Papeete Harbor entrance!
Between solar, hydro generator, and not using our auto pilot or watermaker, we kept our batteries healthy and even topped off every few days, depending on how good the sailing was. This would have been impossible without reliable wind steering and hydro power.
Next time we’ll get the 600 watt version of the Watt and Sea, though.
Do you have the larger props for the 300 watt version in stock?