Island Packet 45

“So far this thing is a beauty.”

From: Mark Rogers
Sent: Monday, February 13, 2006 10:33 AM
To: Will Curry
Subject: Hydrovane test report

Will & John & Paul

So far this thing is a beauty. Tracks very well even with an offset and underpower. Testing will continue, but so far you were right about how easy this is …

  1. pick and course and stabilze the boat
  2. pull the pins and turn vane leading edge into the wind
  3. and she tracks in a straight line

was able to make small course changes by rotating the vane – boat simply tracked around. more tests under sail on the next windy day

Island Packet 45