Go Back   Cruiser Log World Cruising & Sailing Forums > Cruising Forums > General Cruising Forum
Cruiser Wiki

Join Cruiser Log Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-22-2005, 04:18 AM   #1
Ensign
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 9
Default Self Steering Gear

We have just launched a jib sheet to tiller self steering gear. Basically the jib sheet winch is mounted on a platform which swings like a door. The tension in the jib sheet pulls it forward, and this is balanced by a spring made from shock cord. Luffs and puffs are transmitted to the tiller via a linkage to steer back on course. It works a treat. More details on our website: www.steersman.netB)
__________________

__________________
panthablue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2005, 04:19 AM   #2
Ensign
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 9
Default

This is just to let you know, we have updated our website to include pictures of the production model.

Also, we have managed to reduce the price!!!!

Take a look

www.steersman.net

__________________

__________________
panthablue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2005, 01:13 PM   #3
rod hodgson
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Is it suitable only for tillers or is there a version for wheel steering?
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2005, 06:58 PM   #4
Ensign
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 9
Default

The Steersman design is just for tiller steering at present. We are hoping to bring out a wheel steering version soon.

Rob Chicken
__________________
panthablue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2005, 05:17 PM   #5
Commander
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 178
Default

I think it's great someone is promoting a sheet-to-tiller steering system; it's a concept that has worked for many decades altho' not with all boats. For those who want a better understanding of the general concept along with design guidance on which boats will and will not lend themselves to this method, you should try to find an out-of-print copy of John Letcher's Self-Steering for Sailing Craft. Perhaps the vendor advertising his system could even consider getting the rights to and selling this book (Int'nat'l Marine was the original publisher, my memory tells me).

Jack
__________________
Jack Tyler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2005, 07:07 PM   #6
Ensign
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 9
Default

Thanks Jack for your support. I didn't know of Letcher's book when I came up with the idea, and I have since found out that Joshua Slocum played around with sheet to tiller steering on circumnavigation in the eighteen nineties. Anyway . . .

Yachting Monthly Magazine, one of the top UK yachting magazines have recently sail tested the Steersman. Their report article appears in the August edition of the magazine.

They have kindly let us have a copy, so we have put it up on our website. Here it is, just follow the link:

http://www.steersman.net/Press%20cuttings/...gust%202005.pdf

Let me know what you think. E-mail me at:

rob@steersman.net

website: http://www.steersman.net

Thanks

Rob Chicken
__________________

__________________
panthablue is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Self Steering Andrew Other Equipment 7 03-02-2009 11:40 PM
Windvane Self Steering Tarka28 The Poop Deck 1 12-19-2008 04:45 PM
Emergency Steering atavist General Cruising Forum 5 12-15-2007 06:38 AM
Self steering Nausikaa General Cruising Forum 27 12-21-2006 06:17 AM
Hydraulic steering. Auzzee General Cruising Forum 4 12-05-2006 04:37 PM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

RV & Travel Trailer Communities

Our RV & Travel Trailer sites encompasses virtually all types of Recreational Vehicles, from brand-specific to general RV communities.

» More about our RV Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


All times are GMT. The time now is 03:42 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0