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Old 01-05-2015, 09:29   #1
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Hydrovane Wind Steering System

This is a near-new, mechanical wind-steering system that needs no electricity. It was used on a Hallberg Rassy 352 but can be installed on ANY boat. "Hydie" was an invaluable crewmember during our voyages along the entire West Coast from Haida Gwaii to the Baja and back, as well as coastal offshore Vancouver Island. The Hydrovane requires no maintenance, is simple to install on any boat, is simple to use, has no pesky connecting-lines to the helm thus reducing cockpit tripping/snagging hazards, and can be used as an emergency steering system in case of primary rudder/steering failure. We found it works well in a variety of wind conditions from 2kts relative on up. This unit comes complete with two H-brackets, vane, and steering assembly. $3500
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Old 01-05-2015, 09:45   #2
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Re: Hydrovane Wind Steering System

Hi. Very interested in this. Am happy with the price. Only problem is I'm in the UK - although would probably want it shipped to Greece ( Lefkas) where my boat is.. Where is it located.. Can you take cards or Westen Union cash?? Jonathan Walsh
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Old 01-05-2015, 12:28   #3
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Re: Hydrovane Wind Steering System

Good evening Jonathan,
Thank you for your inquiry and although I would be happy to sell this unit, it's located on the West Coast of North America, Washington State. International shipping would certainly pose an interesting problem complete with customs and packaging. I'm not set up for credit cards and the logistics might make this a difficult transaction for both of us unless you're interested in visiting. I would prefer finding a buyer locally so there are no misunderstandings about anything.
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Thanks. I understand your position. Do come back to me if you don't find a local buyer.. Kind regards
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Old 04-05-2015, 19:06   #5
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I am interested in Minnesota. I would need an E bracket (+600) instead of one of the "H" brackets (small reverse transom - Morgan 383) and a reasonable idea of shipping (+ $$) and really good pictures so I could be confident of its "newness" versus the full price of a new one. What length shaft is it - S,M,L,X, etc?


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Where are you located? I am interested
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Old 05-05-2015, 12:35   #7
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interested and will buy if available yet. creakydorr
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Old 05-05-2015, 19:22   #8
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Re: Hydrovane Wind Steering System

Good evening,
I'm located in Port Ludlow, WA and the unit was purchased new in 2008. Installed on our HR352 by SeaMarine in Port Townsend. Shaft is 46 inches to the control head and the rudder is 44 inches. We installed with two "H" brackets but the bottom one was faired out to accommodate the slight reverse of the transom. Hope this helps.
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Old 05-05-2015, 23:40   #9
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Re: Hydrovane Wind Steering System

hmp1921 good morning, i am wondering if when you choose to sell your
hydrovane would you let us know. i wish to buy it , if being available. i know i was not the first to ask to buy, but hoping to move up.
i live in florida and should you wish to call me 727 826 5141 my name is tom.
heres hoping thank you
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Old 06-05-2015, 15:00   #10
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Hi my name is Rumi my phone # is (415) 688-0290 I'm located in the Bay Area please call or text me I'm very interested in your vane. Thanks


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Old 07-05-2015, 14:32   #11
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Re: Hydrovane Wind Steering System

Hi my name is Clint, I want to buy your hydrovane I have cash and can do it ASAP.

I can pick it up in Vancouver if that is where you are.

Thanks, fair winds Clint

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