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Old 11-01-2023, 13:49   #1
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Hydrovane self steering wind vane for sale UN-USED

Thanks for looking. I'm clearing out my storage unit to feed the cruising kitty and upgrade my boat , and have decided to sell this Hydrovane unit.

It is new , and unused. I bought from a boatyard before they crushed the boat. Typical story: The sailor was building his dream ... and the dream , his age and health sadly got away from him.

It is the new VXA2 model

This Hydrovane was in the cabin , never mounted or used . The mounts were halfway mounted on the hull outside.

There is just tiny bit of wear on the vane cloth from being moved around then cabin. (see pic)

It is a complete unit minus 1/2 of the "H" bracket. I searched and searched, it's nowhere to be found.

If your transom will work with the short shaft? Then today is your lucky day. You may need a different shaft size , and possibly different mounts depending on your application.

I spoke with Hydrovane yesterday. They very extremely friendly and helpful , and even offered to give me a nice credit to trade in the wrong sized items for my boat , for one's that would work. (In my case , the rudder and shaft .. I have a 32 ft. Schooner , and the heavy rudder would be WAY overkill)

We have:

VXA2 drive unit $3197.
PA6 Heavy rudder for large boats $1307.
Stubby Vane $ 452.
Shaft S Short 34 inches $ 764.
1/2 H mount $ 300.
E single strut mount $ 651.

Total new from Hydrovane $6,668.

2 mount standoff pads and misc. mounting hardware included as well.

Asking price : $5,500. plus shipping

This is obviously bulky and pickup or delivery would be better than shipping

I will deliver up to 100 miles from the Tampa Bay Area on my dime.
Also , I am visiting family THIS WEEK in the Miami / Ft. Lauderdale area , and will also deliver up to 100 miles from Miami / Ft. Lauderdale on my dime.

Thanks for looking and feel free to ask any and all questions.
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Old 16-01-2023, 13:34   #2
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The Hydrovane has been sold.
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Old 13-02-2023, 23:50   #3
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The Hydrovane has been sold.
Is it still available
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Old 14-02-2023, 03:34   #4
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It has been sold. I am selling a great Monitor wind vane if interested
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Old 14-02-2023, 04:10   #5
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It has been sold. I am selling a great Monitor wind vane if interested
Please send me more details , photos, price.
Is it suitable for 50 FT JEANNEAU
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Old 14-02-2023, 04:12   #6
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It has been sold. I am selling a great Monitor wind vane if interested
Shipment to Carribeans possible?
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Old 14-02-2023, 10:03   #7
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Please send me more details , photos, price.
Is it suitable for 50 FT JEANNEAU

More circumnavigations have been done with a Monitor than any other self steering devise. Perhaps the Aries in a close 2nd. Both are great units, and they don't put the load/strain on the transom that a Hydrovane does. But any of those three will get you where you are going. I've owned a Monitor and and Aries (on different boats) and been most happy with each.
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Old 16-02-2023, 04:13   #8
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More circumnavigations have been done with a Monitor than any other self steering devise. Perhaps the Aries in a close 2nd. Both are great units, and they don't put the load/strain on the transom that a Hydrovane does. But any of those three will get you where you are going. I've owned a Monitor and and Aries (on different boats) and been most happy with each.

This is definitely true.The Monitor is the most popular and proven , with Aries a close second.
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This is definitely true.The Monitor is the most popular and proven , with Aries a close second.
please send me more details , photos and price. where is it?
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Old 20-02-2023, 02:26   #10
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Scroll down the classifieds for Monitor Wind Vane. You will see one listed under my name.

I already PM’d you a link.

Thanks
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Old 20-02-2023, 06:42   #11
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please send me more details , photos and price. where is it?
My guess is that if a Monitor is good enough for Randall Reeves on his 45 foot S/V Moli doing a 40,000 mile figure 8 of the earth, including the Northwest Passage, it will be more than good enough a unit for any adventures any of us are planning to undertake.
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Old 20-02-2023, 13:11   #12
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https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums...es-272305.html
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Old 11-12-2023, 16:21   #13
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Re: Hydrovane self steering wind vane for sale UN-USED

Hi do you still have the Hydrovane. Jon Rush 435 773 0535
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Old 12-12-2023, 11:00   #14
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Re: Hydrovane self steering wind vane for sale UN-USED

is this a new add or the same one from January
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