When Jeff and I went to the Annapolis boat show last fall, one of the major items we wanted to purchase was a windvane. As long as there is wind, windvanes can steer a sailboat 24/7 without using any electricity. Consistent with our “keep it simple” philosophy, we knew that it was the way to go for us. All we needed to do was make a choice amongst the different types that are manufactured.
By the time we flew down to the show we had done our research and decided to purchase a Hydrovane. We went to their booth, checked it out, and spent some time talking to the rep. However, before we pulled the trigger we thought we should do our due diligence and also look at the Monitor windvanes. After looking at it and speaking to Mike Scheck (the President of Scanmar), we walked away with Jeff saying, “Well, I think the Hydrovane is the way to go.” I looked at him and said, “I prefer the Monitor.” Uh-oh.
Jeff and I have been married since 1999 and we have always agreed on big purchases. At $5,000 this certainly qualified as a big purchase, but for the first time in our marriage we didn’t agree. This was going to be interesting.