What is the best self steering ?

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What is the best self steering ?

Postby Max » Fri Apr 09, 2004 11:47 am

I m french and I want buy a self-steering system
but I only know one good maker : Asmer (www.asmer.fr)
Is there others better ?
I want to compare prices and products !
Thank for informations


Postby Guest » Wed May 11, 2005 5:37 pm

I had a Hydrovane on my old boat it was brilliant, and it is British.
Also have a look at this site


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Postby Dave » Wed May 11, 2005 5:39 pm

The above post was mine, I had forgoten to log in

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Postby Nick » Wed May 11, 2005 10:56 pm

One of the things that would help us to help you would be if we knew what boat you have. Size is important, and stern configuration can play a part - very few vanes are suitable for off-centre mounting, for example.

If your boat is under 30ft then the Navik is excellent. Dave is right, though - for bigger boats most people really rate the Hydrovane, and it can also be used as an emergency tiller. The Aries also has a very good reputation, but an only be purchased second hand now (although spares are available).

Have you had a good look through the sites listed on BlueMoment in the Steering section HERE?
- Nick 8)



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Postby Pagos » Thu Jun 02, 2005 9:10 pm

Youare right in saying of center self steering is not so good although I have a Hydrovane and it works very well even though it is ofset and the manufactures will give you all the help you would ever need. I am at the moment in Belem (Brazil) IT got me here , is this is help.

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