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Windvane Self-Steering 2017-12-11T13:46:02+00:00

Windvane Self-Steering

Windvane Self-Steering allows you to step away from the wheel, while you’re sailing. It steers the boat, under supervision, on the course that you provide.

We offer 3 different windvane solutions, allowing us to make the best recommendation for skipper and boat.

Monitor Windvane

The world’s number one servo-pendulum windvane solution

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

To find out more about monitor windvanes please click here.

Auto Helm – Auxiliary Rudder / Trimtab Self Steering

For the skipper who wants the security of an emergency rudder and hates lines in the cockpit.

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.

To find out more please click here.

Saye’s Rig

The outstanding feature of the Saye’s Rig is its simplicity:

  • A direct drive controls the boat’s own rudder.
  • No auxiliary rudder.
  • No lines to the cockpit.

The Saye’s Rig has a vertical airvane which controls the pendulum trimtab. The force of the water flow on the trimtab moves the tiller arm which is attached to the boat’s rudder.

To find out more please click here.

If you are interested in purchasing a windvane, or just want to know more information, please contact us discuss your needs.