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Windvane Self-Steering - Letting you sit back and enjoy the ride
What is it?
Windvane Self Steering Options
We offer 3 different windvane solutions, allowing us to make the best recommendation for skipper and boat.
There are many different systems of windvane self-steering. Trim tab, auxiliary rudder and servo pendulum systems are just a few. The development of the servo-pendulum principle represented a break-through in windvane self-steering. As the boat moves faster with stronger winds, the power of the servo oar increases and this gives ample power to turn the boat’s own large rudder. The Monitor steering system is powerful and has positive yaw dampening which makes it possible to steer straight in difficult downwind conditions. The more it blows, the better the Monitor likes it. Consensus of opinion is that the servo-pendulum principle is the best method of self steering for most boats.
A self-steering gear in a class of its own.
- Can be repaired on-board
- Makes no noise
- Extremely dependable
- Loves heavy weather
- High resale value
- BOC tested
Auto Helm - Auxiliary Rudder / Trimtab Self Steering
The horizontal axis airvane of the auto-helm windvane powers the trimtab. Water flowing past the trimtab controls the auxiliary rudder which, in turn, steers the boat. The boat’s main rudder is locked and used to balance the boat.
The auto-helm windvane is suitable for many boats under 50 feet.
- A direct drive controls the boat’s own rudder.
- No auxiliary rudder.
- No lines to the cockpit.
More Information or Purchase
monline18: Monitor Control Line Aft cockpit 18ft (5.5m)
This product is available at request, however we do not currently have it in stock. You can still purchase it, however there could be a 6 week wait for delivery. The reason for this is that this product may be an aesthetic choice, or it may be custom made.
Our price $107.53 NZD including GST was $107.53
GST free with temporary import permit - TIE needs to be provided before online purchase
Replacement Monitor Control Line for Aft cockpit installations 18ft (5.5m) long. If you require longer lengths please contact us.
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