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Aaron Norlund

Ken and Mano,

I have a Monitor on my W32 (which works splendidly). I don't believe there would be an issue on the 28 - it has a more balanced sail plan and moves along just as well. Any boat in our size range should be, when trimmed well, fine with a windvane.

Likely the person(s) who've said the W28 doesn't sail with a Monitor didn't take the time to position the blocks correctly, and get the tension correct on the control lines, or get the sails balanced. Servopendulum windvanes are very powerful, so I'm confident a Monitor would do well on your boat.

Also consider a Cape Horn windvane - they have a considerably smaller footprint on the stern and are as revered as the Monitor.

Whichever you do, try to put together a group buy here among Westsailors. Past purchases have saved 15%! That's a pretty nickle on $3000.

Best of luck and fair leads,
Aaron N.
W32 #482 Asia Marie

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