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Old 23-01-2009, 12:55   #1
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Boat: Jeanneau 38 Gin Fizz- Rhosyn Mor
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above water self steering

This is a picture of of a self steering unit that has come into my hands. Although it has Hydrovane stamped all over it , it appears not to be a hydro vane, or if it is it is a very early one, '70's perhaps?
any way it look like it was meant to act directly on the wheel/ tiller, an above water self steering with no seperate rudder. Has anyone used a system like this? how effective are they.
Also attached is a picture of Rhosyn Mor, currently at the dock awaiting a haulout.

As soon as this weather in the Chesapeake turns and I can get a haul out we are on the way down to Latin America, so a wind vane would be nice ( We did 2400 miles hand steering, not a pretty sight

SY Rhosyn Mor
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