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Old 13-10-2011, 00:20   #1
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Homemade Self-Steering Wind Vane

I am thinking of building a self steering wind vane for our boat. Does anyone have information about this? I am planning an 2nd rudder with trim tab.
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Old 13-10-2011, 03:14   #2
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Re: Home made self steering wind vane

Here's a link to a guy who did it himself. Trim tab on a stern hung rudder. Not exactly what you describe, but a start.

Self-Steering Gear -- Build a trim-tab based wind vane or autopilot self-steering system for your boat
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Old 13-10-2011, 03:25   #3
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Re: Home made self steering wind vane

Cool link thanks...I've got to get that paypal thing sorted so I can purchase these odds and sods.
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