Notable New Books
Self-Steering Under SailAutopilots and Wind-Steering Systemsby Peter Christian FörthmannBecause of the seemingly mystical reputation of these self-steering gadgets, a book dedicated entirely to their use and performance is well received. Choosing to purchase a windvane or autopilot is a big steplike committing yourself to something grandbecause it implies that the boat will soon be traveling long distances in one directionin other words, crossing oceans.
Peter Förthmann's book is a perfect primer for anyone considering purchase of self-steering gear since there is so much material provided. Furthermore, it is so complete in describing the types of equipment available, it will help buyers choose the best product for any boat.150 pages.