Windpilot on performance yachts

DIALOG ABOUT USEFULNESS OF WINDPILOT ON ALUBAT CIGALE 14

Performance yachts

Posted in Peter´s considerations | Leave a comment

Istvan Kopar – Mindelo findings

PUBLIC RESPONSE TO ISTVAN´S LATEST PODCAST

Mindelo findings

Posted in Peter´s considerations | Leave a comment

Istvan Kopar – back to the basics

WINDVANE SELF-STEERING – LESSONS

translation of German blog dated 17th july 2018

Windvane basics

Posted in Peter´s considerations | Leave a comment

Antoine Cousot – no problem basicly

WINDVANE SELF-STEERING – BACK TO BASICS

Antoine Cousot

Posted in Peter´s considerations | Leave a comment

Istvan Kopar – a planning oversight

STEERING IN FOURTH GEAR

A planning oversight

Posted in Peter´s considerations | Leave a comment

Istvan Koper problems – support

CONSIDERATIONS ABOUT A SOLUTION FOR ISTVAN´S PROBLEM

Istvan Kopar

Posted in Peter´s considerations | Leave a comment

The fall guy

RIDING THE RAZOR´S EDGE – ONE-WAY TRAFFIC ON SPONSORSHIP STREET

The fall guy

Posted in Peter´s considerations | Leave a comment

Golden Globe Race # 3 – before start

USUAL PROCEDURE?

GGR # 3

Posted in Peter´s considerations | Leave a comment

Puzzling things out

PUTTING THE PIECES TOGETHER

Puzzling things out

Posted in Peter´s considerations | Leave a comment

Peter and the market

WINDPILOT – INTRIGUE AND COPYCATS

Intrigue and copycats

Posted in Peter´s considerations | Leave a comment

Hydrovane – Windpilot

WINDPILOT – PROPERLY EFFECTIVE WINDVANE STEERING SYSTEMS

Hydrovane – Windpilot

Posted in Peter´s considerations | Leave a comment

Golden Globe Race 2018 – emergency rudder

IN EXTREMIS – LOSING THE RUDDER

SOS – Rudderless

Posted in Peter´s considerations | Leave a comment

Achilles heels – Saildrives

THE HOW AND THE WHY

From the harbour tug operator to the car driver with an empty tank, anyone with first-hand experience knows the best way to set a large load moving in the right direction is to push it from directly behind or pull it from directly in front.

Saildrives

Posted in Peter´s considerations | Leave a comment

Influencers

INFLUENCERS AND INFLUENZA – THE SILENT POWER

Influencers and influenza: both have the capacity to render one powerless, but while influenza’s challenge to the immune system is impossible to overlook, the influence on our thought processes of sources we trust can be far more insidious.

Influencers

Posted in Peter´s considerations | Leave a comment

Cardinal sins – the rudder

RUDDER, TILLER, WHEEL STEERING, EMERGENCY TILLER

img_6995-kopie

Is overconfidence the order of the day? Have we lost our respect for the forces of nature? Naively succumbed to the marketers’ forked tongue? Is the new really always better than the old? Are today’s boats objectively better than yesterday’s?

Cardinal sins

Posted in Peter´s considerations | Leave a comment

Golden Globe Race 2018 – La Longue Route 2018

PLANNING A LONG VOYAGE

Six months is really quite a long time, at least when it comes to travel planning.

GGR – LLR – #2

Posted in Peter´s considerations | Leave a comment

Hanse Yachts – experiences – three times

EXPERIENCES WITH A BRAND NEW HANSE 588

I know Ariana und Jayme Souza since about 9 years, and of course it has been about transom ornaments. Jayme, living and working as surgeon in Salvador at that time and a sailor on his Bavaria 38 has purchased a Windpilot to leave for distant destinations.

Hanse Yachts

Posted in Human stories | Leave a comment

The importance of a strong rudder

APPEARANCE AND REALITY

A tour of European trade fairs and marinas reveals which marketing campaigns and promotions have gained the most traction and highlights the latest trends and developments to have been packaged up, badged (invariably) as important improvements and sold on to the sailing public.

Rudders

Posted in Peter´s considerations | Leave a comment

Longue Route 2018

GENESIS OF THE LONGUE ROUTE 2018

To plagiarize shamelessly Jack London – or his wife Charmian, both wrote exactly the same sentence without specifying the author – “it’s all the fault of Captain Joshua Slocum and his ship the Spray!”

Longue Route 2018

Posted in Peter´s considerations | Leave a comment

Golden Globe Race 2018 – Longue Route 2018

THE EARLY BIRD AND THE WORM

The time is racing away. Watch out or you might find yourself left behind, washed up – a social outcast even. You have to keep up, everyone says so. Perhaps there’s comfort to be had from the crowd, all paddling frantically all the time trying to keep up with each other.

GGR – Longue Route

Posted in Peter´s considerations | Leave a comment