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Date Posted: - Monday - 08/20/07 - 5:51pm
Author: Randall, Murre, M31
Subject: Hydrovane
In reply to: Doug Wilson 's message, "Tiller" on - Monday - 08/20/07 - 10:10am

You might consider a Hydrovane (http://www.hydrovane.com/).

It has it's own rudder and so is independant of the boat's main rudder/wheel. I've not used one, but it looks simple and has a good reputation. Auto pilot can be hooked to it instead of the boat's rudder. It can act as an emergency rudder. Etc.

They're expensive; 5K last I checked new. Used vanes do come on the market, but every time I've called, someone snagged it ahead of me.

Good luck,


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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> Wheel gone -- Doug Wilson, - Wednesday - 09/ 5/07 - 9:31pm

It took all of 10 minutes to remove the worm gear steering, I'm going to make a mock up of the flange and shaft I need to go to the tiller. The fabricater I found is very familier with the worm gear steering and said the tiller will work very well for me.
Also ordered a Norvane unit, and will have a tiller pilot as well.
Still keeping the worm gear and wheel.

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