North Sea crossing in a 19ft boat

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Summer Holiday's: Sailing our Hunter Europa 19 from Shetland to Norway for a short cruise, and back to Shetland over 2 weeks. Lucked out with the weather with lots of sunshine and great sailing conditions. A wee bit of fog to keep us on our toes during both legs of the crossing.
The homemade horizontal axis windvane self-steering worked a treat, the key seems to be the adjustment and securing of the tiller with slight lee helm or weather helm depending on the point of sail, while the trim tab on it's own steers the boat, just as on David Blagdons H19 'Very Willing Griffin'. Thanks to You Tube, some songs have been removed to stop the video being blocked in 244 countries, now it is only blocked in Germany! Cheers