Wind vane self-steering systems

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sailboat wind vane self-steering system
sailboat wind vane self-steering system
PACIFIC LIGHT

System type servo-pendulum gear Windvane type H vane Mode of operation steers through the main rudder Steering signal wind Steering force speed through ...

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Windpilot
sailboat wind vane self-steering system
sailboat wind vane self-steering system
PACIFIC

System type servo-pendulum gear Windvane type H vane Mode of operation steers through the main rudder Steering signal wind Steering force speed through ...

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Windpilot
sailboat wind vane self-steering system
sailboat wind vane self-steering system
PACIFIC PLUS

System type servo-assisted auxiliary rudder gear Windvane type H vane Mode of operation steers through the auxiliary rudder, main rudder is fixed on centreline and then adjusted to balance the boat Steering ...

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Windpilot
sailboat wind vane self-steering system
sailboat wind vane self-steering system
Monitor

Introduction Monitor—The Self Steering Solution There are many different systems of windvane self-steering. Trim tab, auxiliary rudder and servo ...

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Scanmar International
sailboat wind vane self-steering system
sailboat wind vane self-steering system
Auto-Helm

... boats under 50 feet. It is especially suited for boats with: Excessive play or friction in main steering system Hydraulic steering Wheel steering ...

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Scanmar International
sailboat wind vane self-steering system
sailboat wind vane self-steering system
Saye's Rig

... Which Boats? The Saye’s Rig is suitable for many boats. It is the ideal self-steering gear for very large boats with traditional transoms and/or boats with: Hydraulic Steering High ...

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Scanmar International
sailboat wind vane self-steering system
sailboat wind vane self-steering system
E-Rudder

... rudder, the E-Rudder emergency rudder system. The E-Rudder system converts a regular Monitor windvane into a proven emergency rudder system to safely get a crew and boat into port. Due ...

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Scanmar International
sailboat wind vane self-steering system
sailboat wind vane self-steering system
Integrated

Integrated into the stern of the boat, the CapeHorn Self-Steering System becomes virtually as strong as the boat itself. A tube (called the Mounting Tube) is fibreglassed strongly to ...

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Cape Horn
sailboat wind vane self-steering system
sailboat wind vane self-steering system
OUTBOARD

The Varuna and Joshua models combine the simplicity of the CapeHorn control mechanism, with a conventional installation mode, totally outboard. This allows installation of a CapeHorn on yachts with outboard rudders or in all cases when ...

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Cape Horn
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wind-vane-self-steering-system

Wind vane self-steering is a mechanical device which automatically pilots a sailboat without the intervention of a helmsman by orienting it with respect to the wind.

Applications

These devices are ideal for sailing long distances, especially when the wind blows steadily from the same direction.

Technologies

A large vane, or blade pivots as wind direction changes. A gearing system links it to a trim tab on the trailing edge of the rudder, which alters vessel heading as it moves. This maintains the vessel's orientation with respect to the wind, keeping the sails properly trimmed regardless of wind shifts.

Since the boat's course changes with the variation in wind direction, this system cannot completely replace an autopilot. Instead, it constitutes a useful complement which consumes no electricity.

Advantages

- Steers at a set angle to the wind
- Sails remain trimmed
- Does not consume electricity

Disadvantages

- Follows the wind, not a course