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Old 26-02-2012, 08:47   #16
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Re: What Kind or Brand of Self-Steering Is this ?

Originally Posted by seacap View Post
BarnaKiel is correct to a point. This vane is built by Mike Anderson for the Bristol Channel Cutter. He uses all the patterns from Larry Pardey built for his Lyle Hess designed cutter.

I have one on my BCC and have been using one for 18 years. Works very well. Also, the trim tab works a treat with the smallest of tiller pilots pushing the trim tab around. Trim tab is so efficient you can steer the boat on a roaring reach with ONE finger!

There you go--couldn't ask for a better answer than that.

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Re: What Kind or Brand of Self-Steering Is this ?

could be a Blondie Hasler trim tab system

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Re: What Kind or Brand of Self-Steering Is this ?

Similar in design to the Quartermaster that was used on Contessas, Folkboats, and many other boats with transom hung rudders. The vane was on the top of the rudder head rather than on the backstay, but the principal was the same. It worked very well and was simple.____Grant.
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Re: What Kind or Brand of Self-Steering Is this ?

If you visit Sam L. Morse's website you'll see that it's what he calls a "Freehand Windvane". I delivered a Falmouth Cutter that had that particular windvane.

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