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Wind vanes - which one best suits a Contessa?

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    Posted: 28 Nov 2011 at 8:59am
Do not understand Flickr. so I have opened my email address on the forum, If you would like to send me a mail I will send photos.
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I had a Navik which broke, me being three days from land I wept.

I now have a Neptune which is cheap, made in SA but assembled in the UK, it's strong and works in very light winds. Buy the smallest version and get the bull / pulley bars. Fit's like a dream, attach it as high as possible on the stern!!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dolphyn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jun 2014 at 3:18pm
Are you still as happy as in November 2011 about the Neptune wind vane?
I'm seriously considering it for Dolphyn and so would like to get as much information about it's use as possible.

Also, I don't understand your alternative for the chain (steering line to tiller attachment ). Would it be possible to mail a photograph (my mail address is in the members list)?
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I fitted a Monitor in 1998, and have sailed many thousands of miles with it without a hitch. The only issue is that I am now very out of practice at helming!
Supplied by Scanmar, they keep a database of all boats previously fitted, so they can make all the tubing up to suit each boat. They are also extremely helpful.
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I have a monitor too, Easy to fit, and can work as an Emergency rudder, They sell a larger blade that will steer much larger boats than the Contessa.
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