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vane gear for an Albin Vega?

Postby mogy » Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:25 am

I am looking at the idea of a vane gear for my Albin Vega,Obviously my criteria are that it works and it cost the least!All thoughts gratefully recieved.

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Re: vane gear for an Albin Vega?

Postby Nick » Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:39 am

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Start by putting a search for 'windvane' on Ebay - that's how we got our Navik.
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Re: vane gear for an Albin Vega?

Postby mogy » Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:00 pm

Nick wrote:.
Start by putting a search for 'windvane' on Ebay - that's how we got our Navik.


Tried that,still maybe in the autumn when somebody wants rid or upgrades to a more sophisticated version.....

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Re: vane gear for an Albin Vega?

Postby Mavanier » Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:28 pm

We also got ours from eBay, and like, almost every Vega, we have a Navik. Wasn't totally straightforward as it turned out some of the bits were missing, but all worked out in the end.
I think some of the other common vanes are too large for the Vega (Aries, Monitor, Hydrovane etc).

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Re: vane gear for an Albin Vega?

Postby Clyde_Wanderer » Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:21 pm

Is there not one for sale on TOP For Sale bit.
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Re: vane gear for an Albin Vega?

Postby ubergeekian » Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:01 pm

Mavanier wrote:I think some of the other common vanes are too large for the Vega (Aries, Monitor, Hydrovane etc).


Jumblie came with a Sea Feather which the previous owner (a boat builder) chose because it's a lot lighter than some of the competition. Since Jumblie's back end is pointy, this is important - you don't want to hang 100kg+ over the back without a good big transom to hold it up.

Overall I've been impressed with the SF, though I haven't yet got it properly set up. Tension in the tiller ropes seems to be crucial and sensitive. Great fun when it's working though, and it seems pretty well made.
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