V2 How does a Wind Vane Work?

Preparations for crossing the Indian Ocean single-handed. A windvane is a mechanical device to steer a sailboat – self-steering by keeping a constant course to the wind. It is essential equipment for single-handed ocean passage. The wind moves a “paddle” which moves a rod which rotates an “oar” in the water. The speed and force…

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V1 Where to place a liferaft?

First of an informal series of videos about my preparations for my passage from Thailand to the Seychelles planned for mid January 2021. This will be my first ocean passage and my first single-handed ocean passage. It’s about 3000 nautical miles The new liferaft – unfortunately through my own stupidity and poor attention, I ordered…

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