This fine spell of weather is giving me plenty of opportunity to get used to the new boat and certainly the wheel steering has taken a little bit of getting used to - but I think I have got the hang of it now. After 50 odd years of tiller steering it is a bit of a change, but I love it. She is very directionally stable - when I let go the wheel she just carries on in a straight line! so I can pop below to get a drink without need for an autopilot - brilliant! And I am very impressed by how easy it is to raise the keel - nothing like the effort required on my old Formula One. I am now enjoying my sailing more than I have for a long time, so is my crew. I did my first single handed trip yesterday - no problem at all thanks to her directional stability.
- Roy N (Sun Odyssey 30i Lift Keel)