The outstanding feature of the Saye’s Rig is its simplicity. A direct drive controls the boat’s own rudder. No auxiliary rudder. No lines to the cockpit.
The Saye’s Rig has a vertical airvane which controls the pendulum trimtab. The force of the water flow on the trimtab moves the tiller arm which is attached to the boat’s rudder.
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:
Center Cockpit/Aft Cabin
Transom Mounted Swim Ladder
Strength and Durability
Over dimensioned bronze castings and stainless steel pipe guarantee freedom from corrosion and superior strength. Solid fiberglass trimtab. Spare parts kit not needed.
Since 1973, many successful ocean crossings and circumnavigations have proven the reliability and performance of the gear.