South Atlantic Self Steering Wind Vane S - 500
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 auxiliary rudder 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. 30 - 35 Kilos
Serie S 500 K: < 10.00 m / 33 ft
Serie S 500 K II: < 11.00 m / 36 ft
Serie S 500 G: < 11.50 m / 38 ft
Serie S 500 G II: < 12.60 m / 42 ft
Serie S 500 K: < 5.000 kg
Serie S 500 K II: < 7.000 kg
Serie S 500 G: < 8.000 kg
Serie S 500 G II: < 10.000 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!