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  1. jannw
    Hi Orchidus,

    Are you still after a self steering vane?

    A hydrovane just came up for sale in the UK for 1600 GBP

  2. jannw
    Hi Orchidus,

    You and I share some things in common. We are both looking for equipment which is uncommon, expensive, heavy and bulky, and used by a small number of people engaged in a unique activity.

    Passagemaking "gear" does come up if you are patient. People do buy boats which have this gear and strip it off and sell it. If you are patient and diligent you will find your gear. You have one benefit over me which is that being Belgian you can easily search in French ... and the French are great long distance sailors. Do your google searches also in French, and be patient. It took me a year to find my hydrovane, six months for my diesel burner, I'm still looking for some barbarossa winches (but I found some on Marktplaats last week, which it seems I just missed!) ... be patient!
  3. jannw
    Hi Orchidius,

    I was in the UK at the time, and the seller was kind enough to drop it off.

    You might well want to consider limiting your purchase to driving distance ... so BE, NL, DE, FR, UK, and just picking it up in your car.

    Postage would be complicated. Probably strapped on to a pallet would work best.

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