Topic: self-steering fun and games

Last summer I got goofing around with sheet-to-tiller steering techniques and, as we all know or can guess, the Co 26 is a crackerjack for this as they balance so very well.  If anyone is interested in playing with self-steering, look for a copy of the book "Self-Steering Without a Windvane" by Lee Woas.  Sadly it's long out of print.  John Letcher's book is often quoted as the self-steering bible but it can be rather technical.  Woas' book is based on his own experiences trying a number of techniques developed by other sailors including Letcher, Guzzwell, and other small boat voyagers.  The book is illustrated with photos and drawings and makes it all quite fun and easy.  I'll be trying more this coming summer.