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Old 16-08-2012, 20:05   #16
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Re: Thoughts on this vane design for self steering?

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Lots of good information on the link givin, but nothing on the much simpler Quartermaster type vane. The OP is not asking about a 40 foot boat. He is asking about a 19 foot boat that the self steering needs are very differant than a large boat. Dont over complicate the problem._____Grant.
What's the point of your post? Did this help the PO in any way?

There is nothing in the PO mentioning Quarterrmaster, at least I did't see it. Maybe you are over complicating by seeing too much?

If the PO ants to build a wind-vane, he needs the basics, and my intention was to provide exactly that.

Just trying to help, jeesh!

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Old 16-08-2012, 20:34   #17
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Re: Thoughts on this Vane Design for Self Steering

I am building my own windvane for my 40 ft Valiant. I have a 23 foot Compac that I steer completely ( up and down wind) on sheet to tiller steering. Much cheaper and very reliable for lakes and rivers. I haven't really gotten it to work in deep swells in the ocean so far...

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Sven shot a good deal of info to me, via Walt's mirror site, so thanks, Sven!
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Old 31-08-2012, 13:51   #19
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Re: Thoughts on this Vane Design for Self Steering

yeah i used a sheet to tiller set up on my old trimaran - on a good day id set it and go up forward and fall asleep on the deck, some of the best sailing days of my life doing long lazy tacks between Waiheke and the mainland. Got the surgical tubing to hold back the tiller for free after i rang a med supplies company and told them what i wanted it for, the guy i spoke to was so interested he just sent it to me for nothing

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