South Atlantic Self Steering Wind Vane S - 470

south atlantic self steering S 470


South Atlantic Self Steering Wind Vane S 470. The S 470 is a self steering wind vane for offshore sailboats and worldwide bluewater sailors. It is the most widely proven principle for a self steering wind_vane. This principle offers a great sensitivity-strength balance.

The self steering gear S 470 is a fast and efficient steering system. The servo-pendulum self steering consists of a [sensor-vane] which transmits the change in the wind direction to the windvane rudder. The vane-to-servo-pendulum linkage uses a horizontal stainless-steel "Z bar" that reduces the number of moving parts. The windvane rudder moves laterally on reception of the signal. The rudder is attached to the tiller by [lines] which move the tiller or wheel that steer the sail boat.

south atlantic wind vane self steering S 470

Sorting Out the Advantages of our Self-Steering Windvane

" Adjustable vane (for strong or light wind)
" Vane fixing in central position
" Adjustable power transmission
" Easy to start and stop operating
" Lift up swinging rudder, + - 170 degrees
" Protection against overloading
"Autopilot option: a pin fitting for an Autohelm or Simrad cockpit autopilot is provided as standard on the windvane arm
" Detachable auxiliary rudder

south atlantic  self steering wind vane S 470

"Length of air vane mast, pendulum shaft and tiller arm customised to fit each individual boat.

Strength and Durability
South Atlantic, uses a 100% sea water resistant alloy.
South Atlantic grants a lifetime guarantee against damage in the material (aluminium).

south atlantic self steering windvane S 470  

" Sea water resistant aluminium,
" POM bearings.
" Servo rudder, Wood made up with [bituminous]
" 6 mm polycarbonate vane

"We use sliding bearings: they need no upkeep and run softly.
Demand for spare bearings is almost man-existing!

ca. 24 Kilos

Series S-470: up to 18 m / 60 ft

Series S-470: up to 20.000 kg

Windvane and Autopilot
Almost 100% of wind vane buyers had an automatic pilot on board before the purchase! " The windvane is used 90% of the times after both systems have been installed! " When a ship sails with sails set, the wind steers it better!

Easy To Install!!!

It is quite simple. Most customers do the installation themselves. The fact that the South Atlantic windvane uses a universal mounting principle, you are always sure that the mast tube will be vertical, as required.

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Windvane and Autopilot

The windvane is used 90% of the times after both systems have been installed! " When a sailboat sails under sails, the wind steers better!

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Purchase in Advance

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    Terms and Conditions: 40 % deposit with order. Full payment before shipment. Rates shown are applicable to the windvane not to other items, subject to availability.

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Price List:
South Atlantic Prices (FOB)
S-470 1908,00 € *      1800 EUR
S -470 + Off shore kit 2033,00 € *      1925 EUR
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South Atlantic S 470 units include:
* Standard Mounting.
* 1 Air foil.
* 1 blade.
* Manual

Offshore Kit (recommended only for offshore cruise)
* 1 Windvane(1)
* 1 Rudder,
* Bearings for windvane,    shaft
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    1. Delivery: Immediate to 6 weeks as quoted when ordered.
      SHIPPING: We cannot be responsible for any fees, charges, delays or problems caused by shippers or customs once the shipment leaves our factory. Customs procedures and charges vary from country to country. Please check with local officials to get an idea of costs. International customers are responsible for any import duties and taxes associated with their order. Read More

    1. Prices, design, and specifications: are subject to change without notice. Neither manufacturer nor seller shall be liable for any damage to the yacht, persons, or property due to failure of the Self steering or misuse of the same.
      Prices do not include fright. However, local and international taxes on the product have to be paid. Check Terms and Conditions of Sale

    1. Each system warranted for three years of first owner's use against defective materials and workmanship plus our life- warrantee on damage in the material (aluminium) made by weather.The warranty does not cover transport or visits to the vessel, and proof of purchase must be supplied.

Offers valid until 31- 12- 2019 *.

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