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From: Jorn Haga
Sent: April 13, 2023
To: Brooklyn Foster
Subject: Re: Jorn Haga – Hydrovane Rudder

Hey Brooklyn,

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By the way, my Judith, is the only reason I’ve made it to Rio, my autopilot crashed half way across the Atlantic, a little south of equator.

The best investment I’ve ever made.

Thank you

Best regards


From: Richard Minielly
Sent: April 13, 2023
To: Jorn Haga
Subject: Re: Jorn Haga – Hydrovane Rudder

Hi Jorn,

Congratulations on making it to Rio! Excuse my jumping in to ask more about the passage.

How did you find the performance of the Hydrovane on the crossing? Did you end up using the original grey Polypropylene Rudder, or the replacement black Nylon?

If it’s ok with you, we would love to post your most recent email to our Testimonials page. No worries if you’re not comfortable with that.

If you have any technical or operational questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re happy to help.

[Payment comments edited out]

Best regards,

Richard Minielly

From: Jorn Haga
Sent: April 13, 2023
To: Richard Minielly
Subject: Re: Jorn Haga – Hydrovane Rudder

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Nooooo, use whatever you want. The passage without the Hydrovane would not have been possible, especially after my autopilot “crashed” after the point of no return.

I really cannot praise the performance enough. One point to make a notice of, it’s very sensitive to adjustments, and such adjustments takes time, so 1/2/3 cm. adjustments at the time is usually enough.

Her name is Kelly.

I used the replacement [Nylon rudder].