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Old 09-14-2012, 05:30 AM   #1
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Default Hydrovane Self Steering for sale ...

Hydrovane for sale.

It is a unique next generation self steering system which is both:

Self Steering = easiest system to operate, no lines in the cockpit, excellent on all points of sail and in all conditions.

Emergency Steering = Strongest emergency rudder and steering system available today, always in place, nothing to set up, ready to go, this takes the fear out of losing your rudder or breaking your steering mid passage.

I am not sure of the age of this unit but my yacht was launched in 2000 by the previous owner so I feel it may have been fitted about then. The Vane at the top has new canvas and a new cover for when not in use, or it can be easily removed for storage below decks.

Please go to the Hydrovane web site for lots of good information about this fantastic steering system [url=http://www.hydrovane.com/] Both mechanical self steering for offshore sailboats and an emergency rudder and steering system 'ready to go'

This unit cost about $5000 US … new.

I am asking $1950 Australian or near offer for this unit. The unit is available for inspection still mounted on my yacht in Port Douglas North Queensland, Australia. I am happy to answer questions and send additional pics.

Mine has done an Atlantic crossing and Pacific crossing without any kind of failure. The condition is very good and the unit can be mounted on most sterns with the addition of mounting brackets that are available from the manufacturer. Mine is mounted on an inward sloping stern but could just as easily be mounted on an outward sloping stern or a straight verticle stern. Without any additional items needed, simply adjust the length of the mounting tube fitted to mount the unit in a verticle position.

My reason for selling is that it is surplus to my sailing requirements as I am now retired and dont envisage too much blue water cruising in the future.

So ... make me an offer ...

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Old 09-14-2012, 02:24 PM   #2
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Talking hydrovane for sale

I am looking to buy a hydrovane.
Can you tell me what length of shaft it has?
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Old 09-14-2012, 02:52 PM   #3
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Hi Luke,

The main shaft from the top of the shaft in the control head to the bottom where the rudder blade attaches is 145 centimetres.

I believe it can be shortened pretty easily if needed.

Hope this helps,

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Old 09-17-2012, 08:42 AM   #4
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Guys I am serious about selling this hydrovane ... call me a motivated vendor or something ... for member of this forum I am willing to reduce the asking price to $1550 and am willing to look at offers ...

It is advertised in Gumtree and other places ...

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I would buy this today if you were in Canada, I can't imagine shipping would be worth it.
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I am guessing here but I reckon the box it was shipped in would need to be approx ... 1.8m by .3m by .25m and would probably weigh round 50 kilos ... I have no idea about who to see to send it internationally so can't really estimate a shipping cost, might have to make some inquiries.

I know its the best independent self steering and emergency rudder system in the world that is totally self contained and uses no power.

Will post if I find out anything about shipping.

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I did a quick quote through baggage freight dot com dot au from my location to Vancouver and it came to about $800 australian. There have got to be cheaper options ...

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I did a quick FedEx quote to my location and it came back $1500...crazy...i agree there has to be cheaper.
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I just phoned Pack and Send in Cairns and they said it will be about $800 as well with me packaging it, but they were a lot easier to deal with than the others I tried. For my money I would probably go with them to send internationally.
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Thanks for the effort its appreciated, but I'd rather not give $800 to a shipping company for a product from Vancouver.

No doubt you're offering a reasonable deal, I'm sure you'll sell it in no time.
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The Hydrovane was invented in the UK and although the business was bought by a canadian in 2002 the manufacturing is still done in the UK with the sales and management in Vancouver.

New Hydrovanes run from about $5000 to $7000 depending on a variety of aspects of the individual vane.

In the past couple of years I have only seen 2 for sale and the cheaper one was almost 30 years old and sold on Ebay in the USA for $2500 ... kinda makes my asking price look good for a unit thats about 12 years old.. including post to the USA or Canada it would work out at about $2000 making it a bargain.

Anyway good luck to you and whatever you decide to go with. I have several enquiries at the moment and I am sure it will sell without worry.

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Sorry guys this Hydrovane has now been sold.

Thank you all for your interest.

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Good. Now I can stop thinking to myself "Damn! You should buy that!"

Glad it worked out for you.
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Good. Now I can stop thinking to myself "Damn! You should buy that!"

Glad it worked out for you.
haha same here.....another few days and i might have cracked.

A new engine and windvane in the same week is over kill...
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