Wauquiez Pretorian 35
Reporting on Passage from Pacific Northwest to southern California.
“As long as we were moving the Hydrovane kept us on course.”
From: Terry Spencer
Sent: November 22, 2017
To: Will Curry
Subject: Re: Wauquiez Pretorian 35
… We were in conditions of light wind in which the impediment to progress was rolling in the swells that had our sails popping, As long as we were moving the Hydrovane kept us on course. It was fantastic in the middle and upper ranges that we experienced. In 10-18 knots the boat really got moving the sails stayed full and the vane was outstanding. We got winds up into the 20-24 knot range off the Oregon coast and again north of Point Conception. Same thing, the vane was very reliable.
I named my vane Wally. He is considered the most reliable crew member aboard and the designated driver, given that his alcohol consumption is nil.