Technical data of selected windvane steering systems

Operating principle

Windvan e

Material

Bearings

Yaw damping by

Installed weight (kg/lb)

Bolts needed for installation

<

t/3

H

Angle adjustable

Windvane

System

Rudder

Aries STD

+

H

yes

plywood

AL

GRP

sliding

bevel gear

35/77

8

Hydrovane

+

H

yes

AL/ Dacron®

AL

moulded plastic

ball and sliding

3 position linkage

approx 33/73

4-6

Monitor

+

H

no

plywood

stainless steel

stainless steel

ball and needle

bevel gear

approx 28/42

16

Navik

+

H

no

thermoplastic

stainless steel

GRP

sliding

-

19/42

Sailomat 3040

+

H

no

foam

AL

GRP/ AL

needle

axle angeled aft

35/77

8

Sailomat 601

+

H

no

plywood

AL

AL

needle/ ball

axle angled aft

24/53

4

Schwingpilot

+

V

-

GRP

AL

AL

sliding

V-vane

28/62

8

WP Atlantik

+

V

-

stainless steel/ Dacron®

stainless

GRP/ stainless

sliding

V-vane

35/77

4

WP Pacafic Light

+

H

yes

plywood

AL

wood

sliding

bevel gear

13/29

4

WP Pacafic

+

H

yes

plywood

AL

wood

sliding

bevel gear

20/44

4

WP Pacafic Plus

+

H

yes

plywood

AL

wood/ GRP

sliding

bevel gear

40/88

8

Remote

Rudder

Possible

Bolts to

Wheel

Sizes

Suitable for

control

blade not in

emergency

undo to

adaptor

available

vessles up

use

rudder

remove system

adjustable by

to

Aries STD

+

no lift up

no

8

toothed wheel

1

18m/60ft

Hydrovane

option

fixed or removable

yes

4

-

1

approx 50 ft

Monitor

+

pivots aft

no

4

latch pin

1

18m/60ft

Navik

+

disconnect and pull up

no

4

-

1

Sailomat 3040

+

drops out downwards

yes

2

-

18m/60ft

Sailomat 601

+

lift up

no

1

fixed drum

1

18m/60ft

Schwingpilot

+

drops out downwards

no

4

-

1

approx 40ft

WP Atlantic

-

fixed

yes

2

-

10m/35ft

WP Pacific Light

-

lift up

no

1

infinite

1

30ft

WP Pacific

+

lift up

no

1

infinite

1

60ft

WP Pacific Plus

+

lift up

yes

2

-

2

40ft 60ft

AL = aluminium AR = auxiliary rudder system SP = servo-pendulum system DR = double rudder system WP = Windpilot

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