Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 13-07-2013, 19:45   #1
Registered User
Chrisc's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Whangamata. New Zealand
Boat: H28
Posts: 210
Self steering-The progress

Attached a couple of photos of the progress to date of the new wind vane and trim tab. I had a few posts recently seeking advise on a number of issues relating to self steering gear, the goal being that windvane construction No.7 was going to be the absolute ultimate system ever designed. Now that its well advanced, I see that I have built a system that is.....just like everybody's else's. Oh well, never mind. But I have made good advances in the costings - being mainly built of engineering scrap and what I had lying about, I am pleased with the outlay of $14. I will have to spend another $32 on stainless cables and teflon sleeves, something my wife is not best pleased about.
More photos as it happens.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	SV300004.JPG
Views:	103
Size:	126.9 KB
ID:	64059   Click image for larger version

Name:	SV300005.JPG
Views:	107
Size:	131.6 KB
ID:	64060  

Click image for larger version

Name:	SV300006.JPG
Views:	97
Size:	145.3 KB
ID:	64061  

Chrisc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-07-2013, 03:54   #2
Senior Cruiser
rebel heart's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 6,190
Images: 3
Tell your wife I bought a Hydrovane. Puts your current budget into prospective.

If I had the chops, lived somewhere normal, and didn't have too little kids I think I'd try to do what you're doing. The hydrovane is a hell of a piece of gear, but I'd much prefer to make my own.

rebel heart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-07-2013, 23:27   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: sydney, australia
Boat: 38 roberts ketch
Posts: 948
Images: 3
Re: Self steering-The progress

looks nicely crafted to me - right price, too. Umm, 'looks like everyone elses' - well the ideas on these are pretty well developed so thats probably a good thing...
charliehows is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-07-2013, 01:04   #4
Senior Cruiser
SkiprJohn's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Kea'au, Big Island, Hawaii
Boat: Cascade, Sloop, 42 - "Casual"
Posts: 14,169
Re: Self steering-The progress

Looks like a very neat unit. Please keep us informed and especially after testing. I know the H28 you have is nothing line the American Herreshoff H28 so will be excited to see how it works.
kind regards,
SkiprJohn is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:32.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.