Monthly Archives: September 2010

SV Corcovado, Gabriel Greub FRA

Breekveldt 12 cruising in Pacific and Indonesia, carrying a Windpilot Pacific at the transom. Gabriel wrote: “Thank you for your good advices, the windpilot is working properly. I’m realy satisfied! Best regards gabriel” read more about his adventures

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SV Tiamanga, Patrick Laily FRA

Maracuja de Philip Harle cruising around since years, a Windpilot Pacific performing most of the time. Patrick wrote some years ago: “I have just test the Windpilot for a few miles, but it is enough to feel that we will … Continue reading

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SV Lord Jim, Guillaume Patricot FRA

Brewer 36 sailing in Irish, Scottish and Caribbean waters having a Windpilot Pacific at its transom. Guillaume wrote this message: “Sehr geherte Peter, I hope this email finds you well. Apologies for not contacting and thanking you earlier re the … Continue reading

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SV ArgonauteIII, Jean-Pierre Denjean FRA

Garcia 50 cruising in Antartic and Pacific performed by a Windpilot Pacific Plus. Jean Pierre wrote this message: Dear Peter, The Pacific windvane handled perfectly above 10 knt of apparent wind & manage correctly between 5 and 10 and it’s … Continue reading

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SV Gwenavel, Wilfried Krusekopf FRA

HR 39 cruising atound Bay of Biscay and North Atlantic. The Windpilot Pacific Plus performed most of the time. Wilfried wrote this message: ” Re-Bonjour Herr Förthmann, Supertip mit dem Clamcleat! Danke! Die Videoaufnahmen kann ich leider erst im nächsten … Continue reading

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Hier noch ein paar Wissens Splitter zum Thema Kochen mit Gas oder Petroleum

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SSCA Forum comments about hydraulic steering

Garcia 50 and hydraulic steering issues

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SV Westernman, Tom Cunliffe UK

Westerman is a 46´Gaff Cutter, performed by a Windpilot Pacific fitted with MF5 bracket around the heavy barn door transom hunged main rudder. Tom Cunliffe UK, journalism, books, film wrote this message: Hi Peter, Hope this finds you well. Please … Continue reading

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YF Comments on Hydraulic steering

Hydraulic steering not always the very best solution for a cruising boat

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Gerard Dykstra Zeezeiler 1972 until today

Once 1972 and Today: Gerard Dykstra is sailing his own design Bestevaer53

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WF Sailomat parts

Where to get part for older Sailomat 3040

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WF Line transfer of Serve Pendulum unit for hydraulic steering

Pendulum units useful for hydraulic steering? Not a very good idea!

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SV Sleipnir, Evi Strahser+Wolfgang Wirtl AUT

Wharram 36 Catamaran, DIY built by previous owner performed by the Windpilot Pacific fitted at the aft beam. They wrote this message: ” Wir sind einer der wenigen kats (www.sleipnir2.at) die mit windfahne – vor allem überwiegend – fahren. nachteil … Continue reading

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SV Yagoona, Svenja Zielinski+Marc Panzer GER

Bavaria 37 finished successfully the circumnavigation in the year 2009. The Windpilot Pacific performed the entire trip successfully. Svenja and Marc wrote this message: Hallo Herr Förthmann, wir sind nun fast in Auckland angekommen, draussen arbeitet unser Windpilot wirklich top. … Continue reading

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SV Maverick, Johannes Erdmann GER

Fellowship 27 from Europe to Florida changing to Contest 33 to todays MaverickIII a 40´South Africa designed One Off sloop

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SV Hippopotamus, Judith+Soenke Roever, GER

Gib Sea 106 sailed around the playball successfully within 3 years time. The boat has been fitted with a Windpilot Pacific during the entire journey and performed flawlessly. read more

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SV Blue Moon, Adam Correa USA

International Folkboat participated successfully at the Singlehand TRANSPAC race, performed by a Windpilot Pacific Light sucessfully.read more and see the video in sep. posting

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SV Frigga, Thomas Langer GER

Vega 27 returned back to her home country after an Atlantic circle performed by the Windpilot Pacific Light. read more

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SV Constellation, Nick Jaffe AUS

Contessa 26 sailing home from England back to his home country Australia, performed by a Windpilot Pacific Light at the transom all the time. Here his first feedback from Las Palmas some time ago: Hi Peter, I hope you remember … Continue reading

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SV Jager, Dick Koopmans NED

Sentijn 37 with famous Dutch Yacht designer Dick Koopmans participating in the Round Brittain Race

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