In the Dashews’ book, in a chapter on self-steering, they make a comment on sheet-to-tiller self-steering. Would it be possible to have more details on the how-to-do-it?. Thank you. Claudio

Hi Claudio: This is a big subject–one could write a whole book on this alone! Basically, you need to experiment. Every boat and set of wind/sea conditions is different. Have several lengths/weights of bungee cord to play with–and half a dozen small blocks. Usually some form of small headsail–a staysail or storm jib is used to supply the steering pressure. Good Luck – Steve

Posted by Steve Dashew  (November 30, 1999)

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