So I was about 4 miles out in Lake Michigan in some pretty good winds that were really gusty. And the point by gusty is that for the most part, a partially furled sail was not enough sail, but every few minutes, the winds would pick up so severely that it was borderline out of control 1/4 reefed.
So normally to avoid weather helm in that situation, I just ease the sheet as necessary, then pull it back in.
But, I just so happened to be filming with my right hand, and steering with my left. When the gust hit, I just had to ride it as the weather helm turned the AI up wind.
But once it subsided, I coudln't turn right. My choice was really left to somewhat straight. It seemd that the rudder "slipped." Playing with it for a bit caused it to "slip" back to normal.
What to do? I haven't taken the AI off of my truck yet to look at it closer.