Self-Steering under Sail: Autopilot and Wind Steering Systems

Self-Steering under Sail: Autopilot and Wind Steering Systems

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by Peter Christian Forthmann
     
 

All voyaging sailboats require some form of automatic steering to relieve shorthanded crew from having to steer every minute underway. Even coastal cruising boats find automatic steering a welcome convenience. Electric autopilots are the usual choice for weekending and coastal cruising; voyagers prefer the greater reliability and lower power draw of windvane systems… See more details below

Overview

All voyaging sailboats require some form of automatic steering to relieve shorthanded crew from having to steer every minute underway. Even coastal cruising boats find automatic steering a welcome convenience. Electric autopilots are the usual choice for weekending and coastal cruising; voyagers prefer the greater reliability and lower power draw of windvane systems,but there are hybrids that offer the best of both worlds. This book explains it all,filling a large gap in the marine how-to-literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070220119
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Pages:
147
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.63(h) x 0.65(d)

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