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  • South Atlantic Self Steering discount program: Purchase in Advance

    Did you want to save on your self steering so you can have more money to sail with?

      Advance Purchase Special Offers:

    • Order 30 Days in Advance and Save 2.5%
    • Order 60 Days in Advance and Save 5%
    • Order 90 Days in Advance and Save 7.5%
    • Order 120 Days in Advance and Save 10%

    7 Models of Wind-Vane Self Steering Gear for Sailboats to choose from!

    South Atlantic S 470

    South Atlantic Self Steering Gears®

    Produce a concise range of Self Steering Wind Vanes from one of the lightes model in the market to the strongest powerful S 600 self steering and auxiliary rudder model. Simple, robust and reliable self-steering Gears. Product Range - 7'' models.
    All our models can be customized.
    The S 500 & S 600 are Self Steering & Emergency Rudder, 'Ready To Go' The design concept of the South Atlantic Self Steering windvanes lends it hem to a fast and practical fitting to your boat. All our units are easily owner installed, in most cases in only 2-4 hours, from start to testing under sail

    Windvane Self-Steering, Has Them Been Outdated by Electronic Autopilots?

    Almost 100% of Self-Steering wind vane buyers had an automatic pilot on board before the purchase! The Self-Steering wind vane is used 90% of the times after both systems have been installed! When a ship sails with sails set, the wind steers it better! Read More

    South Atlantic Mast Steps

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      Mast Steps

      Fixed Aluminum Mast Step . Fastened either by screws or pop rivets.


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      Boom Brake

      The South Atlantic Boom Brake works on friction provided by wind pressure

    How Does a Wind vane Self Steering Gears Work?

    Essentially, a mechanical devices sense the apparent wind direction and steer the boat on a course relative to it. Check our crush course for more details. Read More

    Modern Self steering Wind-vane: Servo pendulum systems

    With this type of Self steering Wind-vane, the rudder shaft moves sideways (swing), depending on the vanes signal and also on the rudders position. The servo-forces here are usually enough to sail the main rudder of ships of up to 30 t (tons) safely. A proper transmission of the rudder is indispensable to this aim and steering through the tiller will be ideal. Read More

    Advantages of a Self steering Wind vane

    A Windvane Self Steering, steers in high tide and wind and it does not consume energy. More command strength as wind/ speed increases Windvanes Steers without time delays, steers actively 60 min/ hour. Self steering, steers noiselessly and thet are mechanically reliable, tough building . A Self steering windvane "Double Rudder" is an Auxiliary rudder = emergency rudder. Almost unlimited lifespan. Less load on the main rudder, since the system/ power transmission yields.

    Wind vane self-steering system: why it makes sense for coastal cruising ?

    Ist easy to use, no electricity required. It will be your best sailing crewmember at sea! You South Atlantic Self steering windvane experience will be always great! We make life on board easy.

    When it comes to simple, robust and reliable South Atlantic self-steering windvanes are hard to beat.