Originally Posted by Pete7
I agree with Nick having done 14 hours on the wheel
through the teeth of a gale and I am not doing it again. We now have a Raymarine
ST2000 which allows trips to the fridge, cooker or loo without worrying about the course. Brilliantly simple devices providing you don't get them wet.
I would rip that wheel
out and revert to tiller, then use one of the Raymarine
tiller pilots either ST1000 or ST2000 Best $400 you could ever spend.
+1 Otto is the second most important crewperson on board*.
Good back support is essential. I did 12 hours delivering a J24. I was wrecked.
(*The most important person is my girlfirend who fetches my beer
. Without me Otto and her would be fine...)