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wind vane steering or solar?
Posted: 16 Sep 2010 - By: Antar
Antar is a Rival 32.  Trying to weigh up the option of vane steering (Hydrovane/CapeHorn etc) or using some of that money for solar and autohelm.  I'd like all -but the budget won't run to it.  Hydrovane is my personal choice -especially as you get emergency rudder function - but cost new is around 4k.

Ideas about this dilemma?
If you have solar panels fitted - where? and performance?

All comments welcome.  I'm bemused.


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