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Old 25-07-2007, 22:15   #1
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Best Self Steering Gear???

I am wondering if any of the members have any experience with "Trim Tab" type of self steering. I have been doing some reading about these and have been become interested in making one for my WESTSAIL 32. I like the idea that they are very simple and lightweight and cost effective relative to the typical servo pendulum units. I am looking for feedback from sailors who have actually have had them on boats they have owned.


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Old 26-07-2007, 00:48   #2
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I have a trim tab on my Trismus 37 They are known to be very good, just the fact it is still there after 30 plus years must say something. If you go to <> and click on "pilote" there are drawings available that could be adapted to other designs with a transom hung rudder. The site is in French. If you google trismus 37 you will find it as well and the translate option will give it to you in english although slightly garbled at times. Simple and effective.
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