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Old 22-04-2012, 22:45   #1
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Looking for windvane

Hi all. It seems a pretty common request however I'm looking to buy a second hand wind vane. Anyone? Thanks niki from gwenn a du yacht
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Old 23-04-2012, 01:36   #2
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Re: Looking for windvane

check this out; http://windpilot.com/Grafiken/pdf/bookeng.pdf
your boat needs a fairly simple servo-pendulum to tiller system - your main problem will be figuring out how to mount something on that overhung transom.
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Old 23-04-2012, 03:41   #3
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Re: Looking for windvane

check out Flemingselfsteer.com
I have one...its brilliant... wouldn't be without it
Look at the page with all the users...it can fit any kind of stern...tiller or wheel, no issues
Satinless steel castings....massive mounts..better value for money than a lot of others just made out of SS plate
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Old 23-04-2012, 08:00   #4
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I can't seem to open that link Charlie.
The Fleming looks great but it's the price which is crazy. I know that about what all the good ones cost but still. Wow! Strange there aren't more second hand options. There would defiantly be a business idea in making servo pendulum vanes if had the talent and time. Still looking if any more ideas. Nikos.
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Re: Looking for windvane

I believe you were looking for a used vane, not a new one. Try ebay or allcraigslist. Key word windvane, wind vane or self steering. I found my sailomat there. You'll probably be in the $1500 to $2500 range...CS
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Old 24-04-2012, 00:33   #6
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Re: Looking for windvane

the link is to a pdf just takes a while to download - i reckon its the definitive book on self steering, I used it to help me design and build a rolls royce dual rudder system for vespa money. Heres another one to a boats for sale site ive seen a couple of used aries windvanes for sale on in the last 6 months Used Yacht & Boat Accessories For Sale | Yacht Hub
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Thnks for all your help. I researched and then looked on gumtree finding a Flemings major for a good price.
Thanks again.
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