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Old 17-12-2015, 14:55   #1
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South Atlantic Self Steering Wind Vane

Anybody used/using one?

Quality looks ok to me. I suspect the S-301 model should be in line with the boat size and displacement I end up with, and as such not too bad a price (Offshore Kit as well, as seems to have all the essential spares), especially as I should be able to provide a decent pre-order time for the discount.

Experience with customer support would be important too (sad to say I have had some serious customer support failures from German suppliers the last couple of years, which I hope doesn't get any worse, so I am becoming more than a bit wary).

http://www.south-atlantic.com.ar/en/s301.html
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Re: South Atlantic Self Steering Wind Vane

I hand-steered across the North Atlantic once on a boat equipped with a South Atlantic Self Steering Wind Vane. I cannot recommend them unless you enjoy hand steering. Besides this, the pruchaser of the unit had a terrible customer service experience dealing with the vendor in Germany.
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Old 17-12-2015, 17:18   #3
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Re: South Atlantic Self Steering Wind Vane

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I hand-steered across the North Atlantic once on a boat equipped with a South Atlantic Self Steering Wind Vane. I cannot recommend them unless you enjoy hand steering. Besides this, the pruchaser of the unit had a terrible customer service experience dealing with the vendor in Germany.
I'm very grateful for the insight Delancey.

That's them struck off the shopping list.
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Re: South Atlantic Self Steering Wind Vane

Be careful! South-atlantic is not an honest company. I have given an advance of € 680 and the rudder was never produced. When I asked for the money back, the two partners have blamed each other ... But they have not returned me the money! I sued them for fraud, but I lost € 680. Choose other companies !!!
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Re: South Atlantic Self Steering Wind Vane

Be careful! South-atlantic is not an honest company. I have given an advance of € 680 and the rudder was never produced. When I asked for the money back, the two partners have blamed each other ... But they have not returned me the money! I sued them for fraud, but I lost € 680. Choose other companies !!!
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Re: South Atlantic Self Steering Wind Vane

Really, I had a great experience , ordered mine and was told it would be done in he spring. Got it, well made , love mine.
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