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Old 07-02-2017, 22:14   #1
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San Francisco Bay Area? Windpilot windvane?

We would like to buy a Windpilot Pacific, but we've never seen one. Unfortunately, the owner of the company has told us that returns are not an option, and the idea of buying something this expensive without being able to return it or being able to see it seems foolish.

If you are in the SF Bay Area and have a Windpilot self steering gear of any model, we'd love to come see it! We'd simply like to take a look at it to get a sense for the workmanship.

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Old 22-02-2017, 13:43   #2
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Re: San Francisco Bay Area? Windpilot windvane?

Have a Pacific Light on a Sabre 28 at Fortmans on Alameda. Have a few things to do to run the steering lines before it will be functional. Won't be back to the boat till early March if you can wait that long.

Also have a Pacific Plus on my boat here in Kona. That vane sailed me single handed to Hawaii without ever touching the helm except to get in and out of harbor. If you want to get out of the wonderful weather you've been having, it's a short plane ride to paradise to look at it. Will take you for a sail if you'd like see how they work.

My experience is the WindPilot Pacific vanes are typical German engineering quality. Simple designs made from lovely castings and quality hardware that work.
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Old 24-02-2017, 11:23   #3
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Re: San Francisco Bay Area? Windpilot windvane?

Hi there! Thanks for posting and offering us a chance to look at your windpilot. We're at Fortman too! When you come back, look us up in slip A-2 (wooden double-ender DEBONAIR, we're there working on it often). In the meantime, we'll wander/row by your Pacific light. Can you let us know what dock you are on?

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Re: San Francisco Bay Area? Windpilot windvane?

Hello Debo,
Did you get the Windpilot Pacific ? I live in the South Bay with a boat in the West Bay. Any chance I could take a look at your Windpilot, take a few photos ?
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