Kit for self assembly
If you want the most affordable high performance windvane self steering and don't mind putting in some work, this is the self steering system for you.
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|Weight||About 10 kgs/22 Lbs|
|Mounting system||Super versatile, suitable for almost every transom, with or without a transom hung rudder. May require an extra mounting tube|
|Top mounting tube angle||90 degrees as standard, other angles optional extra|
|Upside Down Windvane||Standard, with super easy engage/disengage|
|Mast||Glass fiber/epoxy, unfinished|
|Bearings||Acetal/glass ball bearings|
|Pendulum rudder||Pre fabricated plywood, requires building with epoxy|
|Overload protection on pendulum rudder||Standard, releases completely|
|Pre-assembled||Only if that saves time in packaging|
|Estimated assembly or build time||20-40 hours|
|Warranty||2 years on parts (except pendulum rudder), no "It will steer your boat"|
|Availability||Pre-production, accepting orders for delivery in 2021|
This is Y&B as a kit.
To achieve the lowest purchase price, all the time consuming tasks are performed by yourself:
- Build the pendulum rudder from provided preshaped plywood and carbon fiber tube using epoxy (4-8 hours of work + curing time)
- Paint the glass fiber mast, pendulum arm (optional) and the self made pendulum rudder blade (required)
- Finish all parts to remove rough edges (2-4 hours)
- Pasivate all stainless steel parts with cytric acid (2-4 hours + waiting time)
- Assemble ( 4-8 hours)
Materials and parts
- Standard Epoxy (quantity yet unknown)
- citric acid
- paint, suitable for painting over epoxy.
- spectra dyneema for steering lines
- guide blocks for most boats
- Extra mounting tube for some transoms
After completion this system is identical to Y&B, except for the pendulum rudder and the finish you added.