Spent a week cruising on a Beneteau 47. Like driving a bus or a big RV. On the other hand, having a private stateroom with dedicated air conditioning and head was nice.
Dennis C. Touche' 35-1 #83 Mandeville, LA On Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 9:33 AM, Della Barba, Joe via CnC-List < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > Say cable is 10, rack and pinion is 8, and hydraulic is 1 on the feel > scale. > > The sailors with hydraulic liked it that I dealt with because they almost > never steered by hand. A 3,000 mile trip was probably 100 miles of hand > steering and 2900 Otto. > > I really don’t like it because you need to look at the rudder angle to > trim sails, you have no feel at all for weather or lee helm. We got to > where every time the rudder went past 20 degrees we reefed the jib on our > charter cat. > > Joe > > Coquina > > > > > > >
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