Westerly Oceanlord - autopilot failure

“Once again it was @hydrovane to the rescue…”

Posted by: yachting_otters,

Date: October 12, 2021


Cascais to Canaries Passage – on day 1 our electric autopilot that had been fixed in Lisbon jammed, even when we turned it off we couldn’t hand steer. We had to uncouple the arm from the steering quadrant.

Once again it was @hydrovane to the rescue for 4 days and nights keeping us on track on our downwind passage, in fairly sizeable waves (built to approx. 3m)

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