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Hydrovane self steering


New member
7 May 2007
River Orwell
A friend of a friend has a surplus Hydrovane which he wants to find a home for. Probably too big for some of the smaller boats, but fine on anything 30 footish. I don't know the condition as I haven't inspected it, but my understanding is that it is pretty recent and in good condition. If anyone is interested, pm me.
3 Jun 2016
Hi I'm interested in a monitor system for my steel Bowden 37 (canoe type stern) Through hull rudder makes trim tabs impossible but a pendulum wind vane would work if the fittings are suitable. Need lots of details