What type of steering
do you have - direct or hydraulic? We have been aboard a boat with a hydraulic helm
, NAIAD gyro stabilizers & an autohelm
set to Nav. In a moderately powerful following sea we had a hell of a time maintaining control of the boat. We were yawing at times 45-60°. Not fun + very tiring. The helmsman would have to spin the wheel
6-10 times and then bring it back 3-5 turns. Not for the inexperienced or faint of heart. So, does something seem amiss there? When we tried to speed up that made things much worse. When we slowed from 8.5 to 6.5 knots we seemed to get into the wave rhythm much better and the autopilot held with much more comfortable travel.
Is it feasible that inputting gyro activity from an autopilot +/- stabilizer system to good boat control s/w could then provide better throttle/speed management?