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 Sorting Out Self-Steering Options

"Servo-pendulum vanes can be broken down into three main components: the sensor vane, the pendulum rudder, and the linkages. The sensor vane is the brains of the self-steering system, but it needs apparent wind to work. Downwind sailing in light air—when apparent wind may be only a whisper—is one of the biggest challenges for a windvane steering system."
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 (Submitted by Noel Fri Mar 12, 2004 )

  


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