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Servohelm self-steering / wind vane

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#1 robinm



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Posted 10 November 2017 - 03:47 PM

Hi guys,


A good friend gave us a self-steering unit to try on our boat, a "servohelm" unit made by Trans Terrain Ltd in Christchurch.  I am keen on finding some more information about this unit, most specifically how the vane attaches to the pivoting part at the top of the upright section, as it appears I am missing some small parts.


Does anybody have any experience with, or information on these self steering systems?




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#2 vic008


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Posted 11 November 2017 - 10:54 AM

Hi, sorry cant help, never heard of that one. Any chance of a photo.
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#3 erice


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Posted 11 November 2017 - 02:37 PM

a quick google only turns up the company address


480 Selwyn Street 
8011 Christchurch - Addington 
Canterbury - South Island - New Zealand




but as above, most of these mechanical systems are various versions of each other


so pics of what you've got would be a good start


then others could direct you to similar systems


speaking of which


i have an old windpilot atlantik 4? 



in the garage that needs a new permanently down servo rudder made and mounted on the heavy SS shaft


cost me $50 as a project for a boat now gone


$50 or a bottle of rum if anyone wants it

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 08:02 AM

I would be keen to take a look at that unit   Peter 021380611

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 10:20 AM

Eric now has RUM...   and I am now looking for a rudder.....


anyone got an old  rudder sitting around in a shed?

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