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Voyager vs. Monitor wind vane

i would be interested to hear opinions on these two steering systems.

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i would be interested to hear opinions on these two steering systems.

thanks in advance for taking the time to reply

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My opinion? The short version is I don’t like Voyager. The long version depends on what boat and where you are sailing.
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Just curious, what do you not like about the Voyager??
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looking at a 28 ft shannon that has a voyager. always thought when the time came i would use a monitor. no experience with a mechanical vane. i would be interested in what you don't like about the voyager as well.

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My opinion? The short version is I don’t like Voyager. The long version depends on what boat and where you are sailing.
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May I ask why? I'm on the verge of ordering one, and have already had the builder on board to rough out where it should go.
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Voyager Wind Vane

Has anyone used the Voyager wind vane and how did it work out. Looking at one for a 27 footer.
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If you are looking at a boat that comes with a windvane that's great. If you are going to order one new why are you only interested in Monitor? What about Cape Horn or Fleming. I have a Fleming and it works great.

Edit: I just realized this is an old threat. No knowledge of Voyager here.
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What do you like about the Fleming, and how well does it work?? Which model do you have?

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If you are looking at a boat that comes with a windvane that's great. If you are going to order one new why are you only interested in Monitor? What about Cape Horn or Fleming. I have a Fleming and it works great.

Edit: I just realized this is an old threat. No knowledge of Voyager here.
never seen the Voyager wind vane.

As for the Monitors...they're built like tanks, priced like military hardware... also offer an emergency rudder setup. BTW, Scanmar makes several other windvanes, that may be more appropriate for different boats.
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I have the Global Minor 301 which works great. It also has an adaption which you can arrange to make an emergency steering set-up with the blade. I really like that it is very strong and tough, simple mechanically and all the same stainless metal. For more and a picture:

my self-steering thread
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