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by Peter Forthmann


Self-steering under sail. Autopilots and Wind-steering Systems. Peter Christian Förthmann

Self-steering under sail. Peter Christian Förthmann. 1 The history of self-steering. Our aim with this book is to investigate the functioning and the pros and cons of the various systems, and to help the reader decide which is most suitable for his or her particular needs. The two main categories of self-steering system are the autopilot and the windvane steering gear.

Electric autopilots are the usual choice for weekending and coastal cruising; voyagers prefer the greater reliability and lower power .

Electric autopilots are the usual choice for weekending and coastal cruising; voyagers prefer the greater reliability and lower power draw of windvane systems and there are hybrids that offer the best of both worlds.

Self Steering Under Sail book. A comprehensive description of automatic steering systems for shorthanded sailorsAll voyaging sailboats require some form of automatic steering to relieve shorthanded crew from having to steer every minute underway.

Home Peter Forthmann Self-Steering Under Sail: Autopilots and Wind-Steering Systems. All voyaging sailboats require some form of automatic steering to relieve shorthanded crew from having to steer every minute underway. Electric autopilots are the usual choice for weekending and coastal cruising; voyagers prefer the greater reliability and lower power draw of windvane systems and 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.

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A reference book for anyone considering whether to fit an autopilot or windvane steering system to their boat, but baffled as to which is most suitable.

Windvane or autopilot - it is one of the eternal questions of long-distance sailing. Windvane or autopilot - it is one of the eternal questions of long-distance sailing.

Self-Steering Under Sail Autopilot and Wind Steering Systems by Peter Forthmann. Cruising in Seraffyn by Lin Pardey, Larry Pardey (Contributor).

All voyaging sailboats require some form of automatic steering to relieve shorthanded crew from having to steer every minute underway. Electric autopilots are the usual choice for weekending and coastal cruising; voyagers prefer the greater reliability and lower power draw of windvane systems and 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.
Monn
I got this book to help me decide which type of windvane to install. While the section on mechanical/electrical autopilots is excellent as I read the sections on windvanes I was struck by the number of times "Pacific" "Pacific Light" and "Windpilot Pacific" appeared in the text and photos. It was not until I got to the section describing all the various makes currently on the market that I discovered that the author is in fact the owner of the Windpilot company. While there is some good information in here just be aware that all product comparisons are somewhat biased. Reader beware!
Flamekiller
Lots of vague descriptions, generalizations and fawning over the makes and models of windvanes listed in the book. Little or no discussion of weaknesses of each windvane or tricks to setting them up properly.
Mazuzahn
I got this book in September 1998 and read it in one night from cover to cover. Amazingly there was nothing on the market like this for 20 years. Unfortunately the section concerning autopilots came a little bit short but other than that I can just say: Excellent! Congratulations Mr. Forthmann! If one of you guys know him personally, please tell him he has got a new fan. I never understood really how important yaw damping at a windvane is. Now I know. I sailed a lot with one of the older desings, as explained in the book and now I know why my windvane did not steer my boat so well like one of the newer designs. The author does not say that the older ones are bad, but the given facts show the reader why some features of todays windvanes are providing a better performance. The author gave me an in-depth understanding about the important things like: bevel gear for yaw damping, adjustable power arm for different numbers of turns at the wheel, better performance with fewer turning blocks, the importance to have the gear in the centerline of the boat. With this little book it was easy for me to understand what kind of windvane is the right one for my boat. I have now the knowledge and understanding to make my own decisions and don't have to rely on advertisings and sales promotions anymore.
Tiv
The author makes comparisons between stainless and aluminum models without explaining the differences, which put the vanes in different classes. It's like he wrote this thing over a weekend of drinking beer.
Self-Steering Under Sail: Autopilots and Wind-Steering Systems ebook
Author:
Peter Forthmann
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McGraw-Hill; First American Edition edition (August 1, 1998)
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147 pages
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