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    Default Around Britain: Part 8

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCvhGNiVNx4

    It may be the last one for a while since I dropped my camera from the mast head. I should hopefully be sorting something out soon, but I might be missing a couple of hops.
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    Default Re: Around Britain: Part 8

    good video and editing as usual, N. You are stirring pangs of regret that I didn't do the same at your age !

    Don't forget to take off the bling round the neck if you get caught in a thunderstorm [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] (as well as putting your camera, gps, and other electronics in a metal box, to stop them getting fried)
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    Default Re: Around Britain: Part 8

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    Don't forget to take off the bling round the neck if you get caught in a thunderstorm [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    haha. That necklace was a fiver, I'm not even sure it's actually metal. It has, however, been everywhere with me for the last 2 years. If necklaces could speak... lol
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    Default Re: Around Britain: Part 8

    It looks like you tiller pilot bracket below the tiller is wobbling slightly relative to the tiller. If so, this will give Sinbad a harder time and will also use more juice. Can you attach it a bit better?

    I was sailing a DF1000 a few years ago and the autopilot was all over the place. The cause - backlash in the mechanical connection. After fixing it steered in a straight line.
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    Default Re: Around Britain: Part 8

    [ QUOTE ]
    It looks like you tiller pilot bracket below the tiller is wobbling slightly relative to the tiller. If so, this will give Sinbad a harder time and will also use more juice. Can you attach it a bit better?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Yes. Long story short, it was 5 inches forward of where it is now (according to instructions), fixed solid, and didn't steer the boat well at all, so I've moved the whole affair back so it has more contorl over the tiller. This seems to have worked, but I've only screwed the bracket on, not, as yet, bolted it. That is on the to do list though [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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    Default Re: Around Britain: Part 8

    Excellent video. I hope you get your camera fixed.

    For your next trip you might want to look at a different method of self steering.

    Check this out

    http://www.steersman.net
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    Default Re: Around Britain: Part 8

    Bit cheeky for a second post, maybe? [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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    Default Re: Around Britain: Part 8

    I don't know what you mean??
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    Default Re: Around Britain: Part 8

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    Excellent video. I hope you get your camera fixed.

    For your next trip you might want to look at a different method of self steering.

    Check this out

    http://www.steersman.net

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    I have a plastimo Navik on the boat, I just can't fit it as yet.
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    Default Re: Around Britain: Part 8

    OK - well good luck with the Navik. I will be interested to know how you get on with it. Some people say that some windvane systems do not perform well in high winds conditons, and when sailing directly downwind.
    Your round Britain trip could be an excellent oportunity to report on it - perhaps.
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