I seem to run across Sailomat Windvane self steering gear
mounted on a fair number of boats, in my quest for "the next boat". And I'm curious to hear firsthand feedback about such gear's efficacy, as well as it's weak points. Since it's not gear
which I'm familiar with.
Nor have I read much in terms of how well it performs. Especially when the chips are down, so to speak. AKA, when Neptune's throwing a fit.
Thus, I'd love it if you guys could help me get up to speed on this gear. And the more specifics in your feedback/comments, the better.
Also, if you've lived with one of these units for a while, what did it need in terms of both care, as well as spare parts
PS: I'm looking at boats about 40' LOA
, with spade rudders, fin to semi fin keels, displacing 9-10T. And that are generally well mannered.