All other things equal, I would go for Wind if offshore
work planned. But on a bigger boat and with wheel
it is not so easy to set up the Wind at all.
If coastal and weekend then I could just as well do with Auto.
The wind vane is nice for offshore
- silent and no power required. But inshore there are many more chances of charging
the batteries in marina or when motoring - so autopilot
is probably the better choice.