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self steering

SELF STEERING

Strong and reliable

Self steering vanes

Tough, strong and reliable self steering

Windy Self Steering will take you across oceans in a professional and safe manner

Windy story

Windy idea was born while I was sailing around the world across three oceans on a 31-feet yacht.

On the last leg from South Africa to Cabo Verde, flight home being less than 4000 nm away, the old noname self steering gear broke down when a bigger breaker hit the yacht from the side.

This gave me a reason to start developing a new self steering system that would be stronger. The idea was to build the cheapest windvane on the market that would still keep its strength and quality. By now Windy windvane has successfully sailed across Atlantic ocean two times.

Imre Aljas

S/Y Bellatrix

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How does it work?

All present-day selfsteering units use the same operating principles.

A wind vane reacts to changes in the apparent wind direction and transmits this reaction to the servo pendulum in the water which, in turn, operates the boat’s steering rudder.
The wind vane itself does not possess sufficient power to steer the boat, this is augmented by the servo pendulum. The energy required for this is generated by the forward motion of the boat, through the flow of the water along the submerged portion of the servo pendulum. The connection between the wind vane and the servo pendulum is through 1,5 mm stainless cable and bevel gears.

Windy unit weight is 16 kg (35 lbs).

Advantages over electric autopilots:

  • It does not require electrical energy for its operation.
  • It can be used in all conditions, even in strong winds.
  • Its simple construction allows repairs to be made with on-board tools.
  • The sails keep their trim even in variable wind conditions.
  • It is quiet in operation.

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Silber Metallic OÜ

Registry code: 11574431

Address: Köömne 18, Tallinn, Estonia 10617

E-mail: info@windyselfsteering.com

Phone: +372 566 76 656

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