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Old 14-04-2014, 04:10   #1
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Windvane on a Jeanneau

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I am about to buy a Jeanneau 40 with an "open" transom.

Is it possible to mount a windvane on that kind of stern?

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Old 14-04-2014, 04:15   #2
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Re: Windvane on a Jeanneau

Have a look at the Windpilot website. They have mounts that work on all sorts of boats.

And they are good windvanes, too!

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Re: Windvane on a Jeanneau

Jim gives you good advice, Peter at WindPilot has a good product. Depending where you live there are other excellent choices as well.
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Re: Windvane on a Jeanneau

The Hydrovane site has a big photo gallery too.
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Old 14-04-2014, 09:53   #5
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Re: Windvane on a Jeanneau

Hydrovanes wouk quite well when mounted not dead center. Monitor/scanmar also make a swing mount as well for open transoms, but that's a lot of stainless and weight back there.

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Re: Windvane on a Jeanneau

yes I am wondering how someone would mount one on the newer Jeanneaus 349, 379, etc with fold down station wagon doors.
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Re: Windvane on a Jeanneau

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Hi!
I am about to buy a Jeanneau 40 with an "open" transom.

Is it possible to mount a windvane on that kind of stern?

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Andreas
SO40 I presume?

There is a thread about this on the Jeanneau Owners forum
Hydrovane self steering | Jeanneau Owners Network Forum
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yes I am wondering how someone would mount one on the newer Jeanneaus 349, 379, etc with fold down station wagon doors.
They do get fitted as the "pillar" is far enough away to allow the doors to be opened.
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Re: Windvane on a Jeanneau

Have a friend with a 42DS who just installed a Hydrovane. Seemed to work just fine.
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Re: Windvane on a Jeanneau

I have fitted a Hydrovane on my SO40, about 40cm off centre, so my bathing platform is still useable. Works really well. Do go for the A-brackets though. costs more, but soooo much stronger and better.

If you need photos, let me know.
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Re: Windvane on a Jeanneau

I have fitted a Hydrovane on my SO40, about 40cm off centre, so my bathing platform is still useable. Works really well. Do go for the A-brackets though. costs more, but soooo much stronger and better.

If you need photos, let me know.

PS. Ah, I just see Hoppy has already linked to my post on the Jeanneau Forum
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