When we added the Monitor Windvane on our sailboat, Winterlude, I just had to give it a name – after all, it handles almost all the sailing, like Boris, the autopilot does while we’re motoring. I thought “Monty” the Monitor would be good, but David insisted on “Bo”. “BO”???? Why Bo, I whined? Because she steers a Perfect 10 — and he’s right, she steers much better than we can hand steer. Plus she’s reliable, doesn’t eat anything, although she does like a freshwater shower from time to time. Yep, Bo is a regular crew member aboard sv Winterlude! 🙂
If you’re curious about how Bo works, here’s a little video showing her sailing – one of these days I’ll learn how to edit and improve the video, but for now it’s just clips that I take on my phone. A little long at 40-some seconds, but if it doesn’t make you seasick, it’ll show you Bo in action!