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Old 19-09-2008, 11:13   #1
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Hydrovane Self-Steering Windvane

It constantly amazes me how many boats sit in marinas with windvanes and never go anywhere, and yet they are like gold dust on the second hand market!
We desperately want a Hydrovane. If you have one which you never use, or know of one for sale anywhere, we would be very pleased to hear from you.
We are based in the UK, but will look at options anywhere in the world.
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Old 23-09-2008, 15:47   #2
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I have one here in the states I'm will to part with for 3,000.
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Old 18-12-2008, 16:27   #3
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Is your hydrovane still available? I have a friend with an Alberg 37 who is looking for one. He used to have a Hydrovane on his previous steel sloop so knows what he's looking for.


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I have one here in the states I'm will to part with for 3,000.

Hi I am interested in your hydrovane. Is it still for sale?
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hydrovane wanted

I'm also looking for a hydrovane if anybody knows where I can fine one. thanks
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any wind vanes out there?

notice that you were looking for one did you happen to find more than one??
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not a one. . .
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Old 05-04-2010, 05:02   #8
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Wanted: Hydrovane

I looking for Hydrovane if you don't need it sell it.
Many sailors have windvanes but don't use in coastal navigation.I starting my circumnavigation in May(www.rejswagnera.pl). Perhaps we both can do good bussines
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Mine was sold. Sorry.
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Hydrovane for sale

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, Germany 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 was missing.

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..
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hydrovane

I have an older model for sale. I am Canadian West Coast
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notice that you were looking for one did you happen to find more than one??

If still looking, I have one. brisha45@aol.com



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How much do you want for the hydrovane and would you be interested in sending to Australia?
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Hi Tradey - actually I have to dig out the pieces from storage and take to local distributor to see what they think is a fair price. Probably not practical to ship to Australia - it weighs a lot plus money changing hands is an issue.


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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, Germany 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 was missing.

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..

Hi. We are up the road from Falmouth in Totnes, finishing a refit of our 40 foot boat. We are looking for a Hydrovane before we set off in a few weeks (August) so it sounds like it might just be the answer for us - particularly since it is an L shaft length. Hydrovane tell us we also need a 'special bracket' so perhaps we could manage to customise yours! Please email me if it is still for sale. Look forward to hearing from you. Fair winds!
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