Thanks for the comments... The boat is already sold, so now it is no issue, back to looking.
Pete, call me old fashioned, but I would like to be within reach of the winch and the wheel
at the same time especially when tacking
Most of my sailing experience come from 23+ years ago and we never had an autopilot
, so holding the helm
and winching is what I am used to. Admittedly, when I went sailing at the start of the year with my father, I never touched the helm because the autopilot
was so novel to me. I was happy to adjust the autopilot. Never tried the auto tacking.