Sailing Through the Trade Winds

Nine of Cups, a Portrait In Details (continued)

The story continues after two more pages of pictures.

The intricate pattern of wires and silicon crystals on the solar panel.   Raindrops acting as tiny lenses on top of the dodger.

The compass atop the steering pedestal.   The big knurled knob that secures the steering wheel to the pedestal shaft.

A close-up of the Garmin GPS.   The rudder angle indicator, mounted above the companionway. The boat needs this device because the steering system is hydraulically operated; therefore the position of the wheel spokes can't be used as a reliable indicator for "straight ahead". It looks like we're steering to port, but the indicator needle has a little bend in it.

The transmission lever on the pedestal.  

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