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Old 19-03-2009, 03:35   #1
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Windvane on hydraulic steering?

We're buying a new boat, a 1980 Island Trader Center Cockpit: CT41 Taiwan Clipper
It is fitted with hydraulic steering, the emergency tiller is inside the aft cabin with no access from deck so it would be impossible to attach lines from a windvane there. On our current boat, the one we're selling, we have a Monitor windvane which we absolutely love and we'll really miss the little bugger. Is it at all possible to solve the problem on the new boat? We'd prefer a Monitor, but if there's another solution, we're open to that.

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Old 19-03-2009, 05:23   #2
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A friend put an Autohelm on his Morgan OI 41, a center cockpit hydraulically steered boat. He said it worked well, I didn't get a chance to see it in action before he left for Mexico. A Hydrovane should also work as it is the same type of self steering. Neither connects to the main rudder, each steers its own aux. rudder, one by adjusting a trim tab on the aux. rudder, the other directly turning its semi-balanced rudder.

I will tell you how the Hydrovane works, if I ever get around to installing it.

Scanmar sells both Monitor and Autohelm:
http://www.selfsteer.com/products/autohelm/index.php

Hydrovane:
Self Steering - Hydrovane Selfsteer

Scanmar also sells the Saye's rig which they say works on your style boat.

There are also other threads discussing windvanes on this site, use the Google custom search under the search tab for more useful results.

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Thank you!

The Autohelm looks like an excellent solution!

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If you install a bypass valve in your hydraulics, could you use a Cape Horn windvane cabled directly to your quadrant?

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If you install a bypass valve in your hydraulics, could you use a Cape Horn windvane cabled directly to your quadrant?

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Thanks, but it's hard to reach the quadrant without drilling all kinds of nasty holes in the boat. Right now the Autohelm seems like the best solution.

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