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looking for a used wind vane any help

I am looking for a used wind vane any one got one for sail
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looking for a used wind vane any help

Saw a use vane on E-bay under "boats & watercraft" then "sailboats". Don''t recall the manufacturer.
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Gee, a new one only costs as little as $20. Even a new Windex is only $40. If you really are looking to get by cheap, try cassette tape tied to shrouds.
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I believe he is asking about a windvane self-steering gear, Irwin... if ya got one for $20 I''ll take it!!!

Stacey
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There''s four offered for sale in this month''s Latitude38:

http://www.latitude38.com/classy/Clas200310/clasgear.htm

If you''re not on the west coast, I''m sure there are comparable (well, not really...) rags near you with decent classifieds.
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Southwinds is styled after Latitude 38 and covers the Gulf Coast and SE U.S. There''s a similar rag, also inspired by Lat 38, directed at the Chesapeake. Don''t forget Latitude 48; isn''t that the rag up in the Pac NW? All these have classified sections, on-line web presence, etc.

I''d recommend the following add''l sources of used gear:
1. Used gear vendors like Bacon''s (Annapolis), Sailorman (Ft. Lauderdale), etc.
2. Local outfitters/vendors who come across used equipment on occasion and horde it for a hoped-for windfall some day; call around your homw area a bit and let your fingers do the walking
3. www.ssca.org, their classified section; consider joining (anyone who wants a windvane would surely value the info they provide!) and posting a ''wanted'' ad

While there seem to be a bazillion Monitor vanes out there, used Sailomat 3040 rudder/vane units are superb and can be reconditioned by Sailomat (Stellan Knoos in San Diego area), and the French Navik units are extraoridarily well thought of by small boat owners. In addition, Leslie Powels has done three circles, all singlehanded, on a 34'' sloop he built himself and he used a Hydrovane rudder/vane unit thru-out all of them. He carried no autopilot and hates to steer...so he doesn''t!

Jack
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Thank you I picked me up an Aries out of lattitude 38. I hope it is a good one there are enough of them around.
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On ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3634259189&category=31 0
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I was just in Bacons in Annapolis this last week, and they had two for sale, both around the $400 range
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Is there another name for these things? I've seen "fly" and Windex, but I swear folks around my sailing center call them "aerodex" or something... I'll surely ask next time I'm there, but it's driving me nuts thinking about it this morning... HELP!
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