Sailing and steering technology

It turns out that in terms of steering technologies, advanced electric oriented technologies – ones used for marine Autopilots –
are actually inferior to mechanical oriented navigation technologies.

I am told that using Windvane for steering the boat without me having to bother about it, is generally more reliable than autopilot.

Here are a few links to elaborate the differences and the superiority of mechanical over elcric technology in this case.

Autopilot vs. Wind Vane from sailing