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Date Posted: - Monday - 09/28/20 - 2:16am
Author: Peter Deverell
Subject: Hydrovane on M32

Hi all,
I’m looking at Getting a hydrovane for my Mariner32 Waka Irie #49
Does anyone have any experience using one of these or any other type of vane steering? or any self steering system for that matter!

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[> yes we have one -- Caleb Ardea m31, - Tuesday - 12/ 1/20 - 6:27pm

Bit late of a reply but for any future viewers. We have a hydrovane and it works great.

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[> [> Hydrovane -- Michael (Harris), - Friday - 02/19/21 - 1:33pm

what kind of self steering system do you have? Any photos/comments about installation? How does it interface with the wheel?

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[> [> [> self steering -- Caleb Ardeam31, - Tuesday - 03/ 9/21 - 10:42pm

We have a "Hydrovane" it is bolted to the stern with two mounting pads. It is independent of the main steering so no interface with wheel. Works fairly well although you have to remove the windvane if you want to gybe and having another rudder aft of the main one can make marina berthing in wind a bit interesting.

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[> [> [> Auto Pilot Solution -- Matt Buse (S/V Gitana), - Sunday - 06/ 5/22 - 4:23am

As for me I used a 3D printer to make brackets to adapt newer Autohelm ST-4000 autopilots for the Mariner's worm gear steering setup. I have some video of it in operation on my Youtube channel Sailing Electric Gitana. Working prototype at this stage but worked great while day sailing off Ensenada. I plan to ruggedize it and print the parts in ABS before serious sailing.

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