Originally Posted by Americanrancher
Wasn't Hydrovane the only one to come through the race
without major failures?
WindPilot did too. The ones that didn't were down to user error as claimed by WindPilot on their blogs. It's worth a read: https://windpilot.com/blog/en/golden...ndvane-report/
1st Place: JLVDH Hydrovane
2nd Place: Mark Slats Aries
3rd: Uku Hydrovane
4th: Istvan WindPilot (He had a combination of steering and vane issues as he had rebuilt his steering- long story that no one knows the end of)
5th: Tapio WindPilot
JLVDH had lashed his hydrovane a lot as you can see in his pictures and some creative ways to make it last.
At a second look, I am going with the Hydrovane. 1. Because they survived 2. Canadian brand 3. I have been talking with them and I am extremely satisfied with their responses and I believe they will provide great support.
My decision for WindPilot was the suggestion from my mentor- Abhilash. He capsized and the only thing that survived on deck
was his WindPilot.