Dave Manderson – Sorcery


We have had our maiden voyage with it as well and are very pleased. We had about 6 building to 15 knots of breeze so nothing too demanding but were very pleased with how true it steered the boat at all points of wind. After the first ½ hour we found we could change the bearing 10-15 degrees just by a small turn of the vane and she steered very true.

It is such a cool feeling knowing the boat and the wind are doing everything and you’re just along for the ride and the funny thing was once we got over the excitement of it working is that you start thinking “hell I better not fall off”. The other point we noticed is how quick it adjusts to the wind shifts, the big thing I suppose to watch now. We will run our cross track error on the GPS from now on as a backup to the watch keeper keeping an eye on the compass to make sure we keep heading the way we are meant to.

Thanks again.


Dave Manderson

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