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Dear Bill and Paul, I did the installation of the Cape Horn wind vane myself and found the directions to be very clear and easy to follow. As I mentioned, I measured MANY times to make sure everything was right before drilling that hole. But they even set up the quadrant with a temporary derlin plug with a 1/4 hole in its center so that after you drill the pilot hole you can check yet again this time with the quadrant in place, to make sure everything will clear and line up perfectly. Once the hole was drilled the rest of the installation took about a day.
Unfortunately Yves reports that he lost all of his pictures of the PSC 37 insallation he did when his computer hard drive died. Regarding the installation Yves wrote:
"I have personally installed a CapeHorn gear on a Crealock 37 and there is no problem to it. The mounting tube passes all the way through the gas locker, between the two tanks; since the tube is sealed at both ends, the locker remains airtight. The CapeHorn quadrant is immediately in front of the locker bulkhead, above the boat's steering quadrant. You can purchase this boat in confidence. In my opinion, the Crealock 37 is the best boat for voyaging. It has only one fault : it does not steer itself, fault that is easily corrected with the addition of a CapeHorn gear" This from a man who singlehanded an Alberg 30 around the world.
Bill and others who may be interested, last time I checked with Yves he said that the discount was 15% for 5 or more orders, 20% for 10 and, for a recent order of 25 units (Westsail 32 owners) 20%. I fear, however, that the dimensions must all be the same so am not sure, Bill, how this might work out with your 38' Hughes. I'll check on the dimensions later this week or early next and get back to the group then,
PSC 37 # 171