Kit for self assembly, most parts are in a rough unfinished state.

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.

Once finished Y&B kit is mechanically identical to Y&B standard.

1 049,00 €

  • Round 90
  • Round 30 (usually for canoe sterns WITHOUT transom hung rudder)
  • 1 mounting tube, included as standard
  • 1+1 extra mounting tubes
  • 1+2 extra mounting tubes
  • 1+3 extra mounting tubes
  • No cover
  • Cover included
  • Pre-shaped plywood and other parts
  • Epoxy/foam epoxy as Standard, but in unfinished state

Data sheet

Weight About 10 kgs/22 Lbs
Mounting system Set up for 90 and 30 degree mounting tube angle
Upper mounting tube angle 90 and 30 degrees ready, DIY option for other angles
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 OR glass fiber/epoxy foam, requires finishing and painting to protect from uv (paid option)
Overload protection on pendulum rudder Standard, releases completely
Pre-assembled Only if that saves time in packaging
Estimated assembly or build time 10-40 hours, depending on skills and how far you want to go with finishing
Warranty 2 years on parts (except plywood pendulum rudder), no \"It will steer your boat\"
Availability February-March delivery (Order before January)
Extended vanebase Standard distance 200 mm
Support Forum only
Covered gears, to protect from UV radiation Paid option

More info

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)
  • Alternatively, finish the Epoxy/epoxy foam rudder blade (paid option)
  • Paint the glass fiber mast, pendulum arm (optional) and the self made pendulum rudder blade (required)
  • Finish all parts to remove rough edges and burrs (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)
  • sandpaper
  • citric acid
  • paint, suitable for painting over epoxy.
  • spectra/dyneema for steering lines
  • fasteners
  • guide blocks for most boats
  • Extra mounting tube for some transoms

After completion this system is mechanically identical to Y&B, except for the pendulum rudder.

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