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Wind vane steering Hunter Passage 42

Oct 22, 2014
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CAL 35 Cruiser Portland OR, moored EVERETT WA
I would think that a major broach in a heavy following sea can do a lot of damage.

Usually the boat gets prepared for the conditions. Securing the windvane. Deploying the drogue. Stowing all sails. Battening down the hatches and retreating into the boat to weather the storm.

It is when the conditions are beyond the abilities of the electrical autopilot yet not gale force 10 that a windvane is in it’s element.
 
Feb 21, 2014
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Hunter Passage 42 St Andrews Scotland
I would think that a major broach in a heavy following sea can do a lot of damage.

Usually the boat gets prepared for the conditions. Securing the windvane. Deploying the drogue. Stowing all sails. Battening down the hatches and retreating into the boat to weather the storm.

It is when the conditions are beyond the abilities of the electrical autopilot yet not gale force 10 that a windvane is in it’s element.
Yes, quite
 
Feb 21, 2014
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Hunter Passage 42 St Andrews Scotland
I can't speak to the quality of Hydrovane products, but it looks like there should be no issues fitting one to your transom. View attachment 174987
Casper.


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-Will (Dragonfly)
Wow!!!! I have never seen that picture of Casper in the mud. That must have been the day the gates would not shut and the water drained out? If you have other pictures from that that day I would love to see them. Yes, the Hydrovane looks just the ticket if I am to have ropes to the cockpit.
 

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Here you go Bill. These are the only two pictures I have. You should have heard that trawler ahead of you as she listed over. There must have been a lot of glass objects aboard. The sound of glass and china, chandeliers, shattering for over an hour as each object, apparently, slid off shelves and crashed on the cabin sole.

I felt really bad for the owner.

-Will (Dragonfly)
 
Feb 21, 2014
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Hunter Passage 42 St Andrews Scotland
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Here you go Bill. These are the only two pictures I have. You should have heard that trawler ahead of you as she listed over. There must have been a lot of glass objects aboard. The sound of glass and china, chandeliers, shattering for over an hour as each object, apparently, slid off shelves and crashed on the cabin sole.

I felt really bad for the owner.

-Will (Dragonfly)
Thanks Will for the pictures..I know the owner of the trawler yacht, he is a collector of fine whiskies and a lot of the glass breaking was his glasses but, also some of his vintage whisky. He bought that vessel off UK customs. They had tracked it all the way from the Caribbean by satellite and warship before apprehending it off the North East of Scotland full of Cannabis. One customs officer was crushed between the two vessels and killed. The trawler yacht was auctioned off about 6-7 years later and he bought it for pennies. Keep in touch Will, thanks. Bill
 
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Feb 21, 2014
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Hunter Passage 42 St Andrews Scotland

I had not intended putting this on the forum but, this 3 minute video gives people a good idea of the Hunter Legend Passage 42
 
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