Archiv der Kategorie: Windpilot

Din McIntyre – Golden Globe Race

WINDVANE STRIPTEASE

Don McIntyre GGR

Don McIntyre – Golden Globe Race

WINDVANE STRIPTEASE

Don McIntyre GGR

SV Elenya – Tori + Jim Dilley NZ

WINDPILOT – WHALE – AFFAIR AT 51 SOUTH

Hi Peter
Well we finally got to go sailing a few years after we had to fit the new windpilot pacific. Our trip was down to the Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand at 51 south, midwinter. A great trip and the Windpilot stirred up some interest amongst the locals as this video shows.
Great gear, keep up the great work and many thanks.
Tori + Jim SV Elenya NZ. WEITERLESEN

SV Elenya – Tori + Jim Dilley NZ

WINDPILOT – WHALE – AFFAIR AT 51 SOUTH

Hi Peter
Well we finally got to go sailing a few years after we had to fit the new windpilot pacific. Our trip was down to the Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand at 51 south, midwinter. A great trip and the Windpilot stirred up some interest amongst the locals as this video shows.
Great gear, keep up the great work and many thanks.
Tori + Jim SV Elenya NZ. WEITERLESEN

Trans-Ocean e.V. – 50 Jahre Stillstand

WERTER MARTIN BIRKHOFF

50 Jahre Stillstand

Trans-Ocean e.V. – 50 Jahre Stillstand

WERTER MARTIN BIRKHOFF

50 Jahre Stillstand

SV Atanga – Sabine + Joachim Willner DE

LAS PERLAS UND DIE PERLENINSELN


WEITERLESEN

SV Atanga – Sabine + Joachim Willner DE

LAS PERLAS UND DIE PERLENINSELN


WEITERLESEN

Peter´s Biografie – 1989 – 2003

BLICK ZURÜCK GANZ OHNE ZORN

1989 – 2003

Peter´s Biografie – 1989 – 2003

BLICK ZURÜCK GANZ OHNE ZORN

1989 – 2003

SV Zephyr – Richard Rawlinson UK

SAILING AT THE WEST COAST OF SCOTLAND WITH MOODY 34

Hi Peter, I bought a Windpilot Pacific from you late 2017 and I fitted it before launching in the spring. Over summer 2018 I have sailed a 6 week 1000 mile cruise off the west coast of Scotland and at all times when in clear wind and open water I have used the Windpilot.

 

My boat is a centre cockpit, wheel steered, fin keel Moody 34, so one of the more challenging configurations for servo pendulum gear. However, even with the inevitable losses with longer line lengths and wheel steering, I have successfully set the gear (and the boat) up to self-steer in all steady winds experienced above about 8 knots apparent. This has included passages with winds of 30 knots plus on the beam.
 

I am planning a 12 month Atlantic circuit via the trade wind route departing next summer which necessitated the need for wind vane steering. Prior to purchase, due to the configuration of my boat and the fact I had no first-hand experience of wind vane self-steering, I was unsure whether to go for a Hydrovane auxiliary rudder or a Windpilot servo pendulum. I am in no position to comment on the Hydrovane but from my experience gained this year I am happy with my Windpilot Pacific, not only for the Atlantic circuit but for any sailing in clear wind and open water I prefer it to an autopilot.
 
Regards   
Richard Rawlinson SV Zephyr

SV Zephyr – Richard Rawlinson UK

SAILING AT THE WEST COAST OF SCOTLAND WITH MOODY 34

Hi Peter, I bought a Windpilot Pacific from you late 2017 and I fitted it before launching in the spring. Over summer 2018 I have sailed a 6 week 1000 mile cruise off the west coast of Scotland and at all times when in clear wind and open water I have used the Windpilot.

 

My boat is a centre cockpit, wheel steered, fin keel Moody 34, so one of the more challenging configurations for servo pendulum gear. However, even with the inevitable losses with longer line lengths and wheel steering, I have successfully set the gear (and the boat) up to self-steer in all steady winds experienced above about 8 knots apparent. This has included passages with winds of 30 knots plus on the beam.
 

I am planning a 12 month Atlantic circuit via the trade wind route departing next summer which necessitated the need for wind vane steering. Prior to purchase, due to the configuration of my boat and the fact I had no first-hand experience of wind vane self-steering, I was unsure whether to go for a Hydrovane auxiliary rudder or a Windpilot servo pendulum. I am in no position to comment on the Hydrovane but from my experience gained this year I am happy with my Windpilot Pacific, not only for the Atlantic circuit but for any sailing in clear wind and open water I prefer it to an autopilot.
 
Regards   
Richard Rawlinson SV Zephyr