South Atlantic Self Steering Wind Vane S - 470
It is a servo-pendulum windvane. It is the most widely proven
principle for a windvane. This principle offers a great
The windvane is a fast and efficient steering system. The servo-pendulum system consists of a [sensor-vane] which transmits the change in the wind direction to the windvane rudder. This moves laterally on reception of the signal. The rudder is attached to the tiller by [lines] which move the tiller or wheel that steer the sail boat.
Advantages of our
" Adjustable vane (for strong or light wind)
" Vane fixing in central position
" Adjustable power transmission
" Easy to start and stop operating
" Lift up swinging rudder, + - 170 degrees
" Protection against overloading
"Autopilot option: a pin fitting for an Autohelm or Simrad cockpit autopilot is provided as standard on the windvane arm
" Detachable auxiliary rudder
"Length of air vane mast, pendulum shaft and tiller arm customised
to fit each individual boat.
Strength and Durability
South Atlantic, uses a 100% sea water resistant alloy.
South Atlantic grants a lifetime guarantee against damage in the
" Sea water resistant aluminium,
" POM bearings.
" Servo rudder, Wood made up with [epoxy]
" 6 mm Marine AW100 wooden vane
"We use sliding bearings: they need no upkeep and run
Demand for spare bearings is almost man-existing!
ca. 24 Kilos
Series S-470: up to 18 m / 60 ft
Series S-470: up to 20.000 kg
Windvane and Autopilot
Almost 100% of windvane buyers had an automatic pilot on board
before the purchase! " The windvane is used 90% of the times
after both systems have been installed! " When a ship sails with
sails set, the wind steers it better!