Frequently Asked Questions
HEAVY WEATHER PERFORMANCE - What about windvane heavy weather performance? Some electronic autopilots seem to loose effectiveness in big seas and high winds.
Basically, the stronger the wind blows, the more power the Monitor develops. The faster the boat goes, the more power is generated by the sideways movement of the paddle. It's estimated that the operating lines develop about 100 lbs of pull at 5 knots, and that amount rises dramatically as the speed increases. We'll let correspondence from our customers address this question: