Originally Posted by Phil_Lawes
Does the wheel pilot perform while sailing in rough weather (moderate to rough sea state/fresh to strong breeze)? I know that normally you would manually helm
in rough weather but if short handed a robust drive may be really helpful.
My 323 is in the Caribbean
; the MkII wheel drive works absolutely fine in 30-60-mile passages passages between islands like St Martin-Tortola, Tortola-St Croix, St Croix-Culebra, etc.
The only thing I have not tried is sailing upwind under autopilot because I do not have wind
instruments to stick to desired apparent wind
angle. After all, someone said that gentlemen do not sail upwind
From a close reach to almost dead downwind it works absolutely fine.