We are returning from the Caribien and will come to Falmouth from the Azores
end of june 2010. From there we go to the Netherlands
and back to DK. We bought a new Hydrovane
before setting out July 2009, because we could not find a second hand one. Or more precisely, the two Hydrovanes we found was so old that newer product developments necessary for a good match to our boat
We have not used the unit more than a few hours for fun. It was purely bought to backup our lovely autopilot
and as an emergency rudder
. We have a Dufour
385, and had a special bracket for assymmetric installation
manufactured for the upper connection point - the bracket works with the H bracket from Hydrovane
. There is a very good chance that the special bracket can be made to fit your boat
by simple cut and reweld. The lower connection point is another H bracket. The Hydrovane model is a VXA2D, shaft length is L. Extra vane cover and locking pin.
These Hydrovanes live forever and I sell for 75% of new price
and the special bracket comes for free.
Our Hydrovane can be delivered from Falmouth and onwards as we will then enter smaller waters..