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Christie Rowe

Scanmar has donated 5 certificates for $300 off a monitor to be raffle prizes at the NorCal next month! So if you're in the market for a Monitor you should definitely attend... or contact the organizers...

Second, our Monitor was way out of wack when we bought the boat but we STILL managed to get it to steer well in very gusty conditions and very light conditions on Monterey Bay. Now it's back in adjustment and it works like a dream. (It was hit by a fishing boat once in HI and the previous owner jammed a new tube on it and used it all the way back to CA).

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the medical tubing works great but you have to have it balanced just right and it takes a lot more vigilance than a windvane. It's fun though and could be used as a backup! And - it's so cheap. We used it in very light air in the Straits of Georgia on an Ericson 27. I don't think it would work in very gusty conditions.

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