Most auxiliary rudder systems like the South Atlantic S 500 or S 600 on the market are servo-driven – meaning they employ a servo rudder to drive the auxiliary rudder. Instead of lines to the boat’s wheel/tiller to drive main rudder, there are connectied to the unit’s own auxiliary rudder. The servo-auxiliary systems are directly steering the boat with their own auxiliary rudders.
The South Atlantic S 500 or S 600 main advantages:
- Less complex – does not increase overall length as much. It is possible to remove the servo unit in seconds
- Ability to remove South Atlantic rudder – servo-auxiliary rudder Lift up
- Ability to install off center - The same physic laws apply to every system in the hole market-
- The auxiliary rudder has maximum leverage for turning the boat from its position off the stern and the main rudder can be locked in place to take care of weather helm.
Self Steering Wind Vane S - 500
when a servo pendulum self-steering wind-vane like the S 440 can´t fit the requirements of a given sailboat (Hydraulic rudder gear, very big force needed to turn the rudder, etc), auxiliary rudder systems are the way to go.
how does our wind vane work
Advantages of our
" 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
"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).
" 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. 30 - 35 Kilos
LOASerie S 500 K: < 10.00 m / 33 ft
Serie S 500 K II: < 11.00 m / 36 ft
Serie S 500 G: < 11.50 m / 38 ft
Serie S 500 G II: < 12.60 m / 42 ft
Serie S 500 K: < 5.000 kg
Serie S 500 K II: < 7.000 kg
Serie S 500 G: < 8.000 kg
Serie S 500 G II: < 10.000 kg
Self Steering and Autohelm Systems for Cruising Yachts
Almost 100% of windvane 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!
Save 5% on every order!
Self Steering Wind Vane S 500 for sale at:
|South Atlantic Serie S-500 K||3041,00 € * (+-3545 USD)|
|South Atlantic Serie S-500 K II||3237,00 € * (+-3774 USD)|
|South Atlantic Serie S-500 G||3576,00 € * (+-4184 USD)|
|South Atlantic Serie S-500 G II||3794,00 € * (+-4423 USD)|
|South Atlantic S 500 units include:
* Standard Mounting.
* 1 Air foil.
* 1 blade.
|Offshore Kit (recommended only for offshore
* 1 Windvane(1)
* 1 Rudder,
* Bearings for windvane, shaft
Terms: 30 % deposit
with order. Full payment before shipment. Read More
|Offers valid until 31- 12- 2019 *.|