I use sheet to tiller steering
. (see the thread and tutorial I have on sailfar) I am still experimenting with it and I do use surgical tubing on the one that I use on the Valiant. The Compac is small enough that I get away with a bungie cord.
I have thought that a ketch
or yawl would have some advantages- thanks for the confirmation Spearit. Maybe that will be my next boat
How long will it keep a heading as respect to the wind
? Upwind all day, Downwind is harder, but i have kept a heading for as long as 3+ hours downwind, and I am getting better.
Keep a compass
at your berth and stick your head
out every 15 minutes or so. It is a very civil way of soloing in a smaller boat.