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Detachable windvane

I like the idea of a windvane but not having it permanently attached to the boat, are there any versions that are "easily" unmounted and mounted again when on passage?
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Re: Detachable windvane

I think most can be set up that way by choosing the proper fasteners
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Re: Detachable windvane

I had this on a trailerable years ago. It pops on and off in a sec.

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Re: Detachable windvane

My I remove my Aries every season when I haul out. So it is removable. Not the easiest thing to do, but not too hard.

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Re: Detachable windvane

With my hydrovane I can easily remove windvane blade and the rudder. Except when on passage the windvane blade is below a settee cushion and the rudder fits into clever fittings on sugar scoop so both are out of the way. The tubings remain but are a convenient handhold getting in/out of the boat both from the water as well as a fixed pier.
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Re: Detachable windvane

Are you asking about a wind sensor or a self steering vane. If it's the latter, the WindPilot Pacific vanes are held on by one or two bolts. Have to remove my WindPilot Pacific Light to meet the max boat length for the slip. Just pull the bolt and the vane is off.

The WindPilot Pacific Plus auxiliary rudder vane on my other boat has two bolts that hold it on. Because of the rudder it's more weight to handle but have pulled it by myself.

The mounting bracket(s) is still attached to the transom but that's a small bit of kit.

https://www.windpilot.com/n/wind/en/prod
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Re: Detachable windvane

Aries lift up, itís out of production but they come up now and again. The mount remains but the servo and gearing comes right off.

Aries Lift Up Vane Gear Technical Illustration

I might be wrong but I donít think the new Aries has this feature.
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