Category Archives: Blogs

SV Elane – Eivind Amsrud NOR

ATLANTIC CIRCLE ON JEANNEAU SUN ODYSSEY 43 DS Dear Peter, After 2 years of cruising and crossing the Atlantic both ways, we are now back in our home country, Norway. Just wanted to let you know that we have been … Continue reading

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SV Santana – Jan + Trees van Weeghel NED

FOOR FOR THE EYES SV Santana – Jan + Trees van Weeghel NED

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SV Ummagumma – Malu + Simone de Lillo ITA

OVNI 445 – MED – AZORES AND BACK Hello Peter, hope all is well in Hamburg. Beautiful navigations to the Azores and beetween the islands with your wind pilot.  Every day I learn more and more. Pity you didn’t teach the windpilot to … Continue reading

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SV Daphne – Daniel Brink UK

ED BURNETT 35 GAFFCUTTER ON HER WAY FROM CAPE TOWN VIA GRENADA TO IRELAND Hello Peter, we are currently making plans to return to Grenada to prepare Daphne, our Ed Burnett gaff cutter, for the final leg across to Ireland … Continue reading

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SV Nausikaa – Kayo Ozaki Au

VANCOUVER 34 – DAS ZWEITE LEBEN IN DOWNUNDER Hi Peter, I’m the second owner of “Nausikaa” Vancouver 34C. Gerhard sailed solo from Hamburg to Australia via Panama, and left the boat with the broker to sell in Pittwater, north of … Continue reading

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Selfsteering installation and usage tips

COLIN SPEEDIE – ATTAINABLE ADVENTURE CRUISING Morganscloud

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SV Iris – Petter Mather Simonsen NOR

COMMENT ON ATTAINABLE ADVENTURE CRUISING “I installed a Windpilot Pacific on my heavy Koopmans centerboard vessel in 2014. It has not got a lot of use, but saved me when required. (electric generation failure mid ocean – so no normal … Continue reading

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SV Blue Marlin – Frédéric Giraldi FR

TWO TIMES FROM MARSEILLE TO NOUVELLE CALÉDONIE Bonjour, J’ai du vous acheter mon premier WindPilot en 1997, après avoir discuté avec vous au salon nautique de Paris, c’était un Pacific Plus et il m’a emmené jusqu’à Cairn en Australie sans … Continue reading

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SV Scot Free III – Frank Mulholland UK

SARGASSO WEED ON OVNI 435 DURING OCEAN SAILING Dear Peter, It has been more than 3 years since we installed your excellent Windpilot and we have travelled from the UK, across the Atlantic, all over the Caribbean and now up … Continue reading

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SV Dada Tux – Helen Heutschi + Hansueli Schwaninger CH

ON AN UNUSUAL COURSE SOUTH – SAN FRANCISCO – SAN DIEGO The Dada Tux has been moored in Emerycove Marina for a good three weeks. We are very comfortable here, nestled between live-aboard motor yachts with Eric and Lisa on … Continue reading

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SV Blue Water – Mikael Olund SWE

ALLEGRO 33 SAILING TO SURINAM Hello Peter! Thank you for a great produkt. I have now used it for approx 12 000 miles. But now I have a problem to make it funktion properly. It seems like the inner pushrod … Continue reading

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SV Vaguebond – Ivan Steenhuyse BE

HALF WAY DONE Hi Peter, after sailing more than 15000 miles in 16 months, we’ve arrived in New Zealand. Our Windpilot did almost every mile of steering during our trip and she is one of the best purchases we made … Continue reading

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SV Waskaran – Patrick Lataillade FR

Hi Peter, Thank you for your nice offer! I can see that you have not changed and still offer the same incredible service ( Though I am a bit ashamed to ask you for a piece of rope! ) I … Continue reading

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SV SantaPaz – Lucas Tauil de Freitag Brazil

WORLDCRUISING IN PICTURES and WITH KIDS continue here

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SV Tamata – Matt Lansdown US

Before we installed our self-steering wind vane, the flashiest things on the boat were our brightly colored-coded reefing lines. Now we not only have a contemporary German kinetic sculpture attached to our transom but also a third form of steering … Continue reading

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SV Passage – Bud Bliemeister US

CIRCUMNAVIGATION NEARLY COMPLETED Peter, I need to order some parts for my trusty old Windpilot Pacific. We left Hawaii ten years ago on our Peterson 44 and have only one leg remaining (Tahiti to Hawaii) to complete our circumnavigation. The … Continue reading

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SV Tamata – Matt Lansdown US

NEW YORK to PANAMA Hi Peter, now we have put around 1700nm on the vane, we left from rhode island in early november and are now in Bocas del toro, panama. we have solidly tested the windpilot in a wide … Continue reading

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SV Athos – Marie+Raoul Boisrame FRA

Hi Peter, We thank you for your help throught the “Gros Dave” the Pacific windpilot. Our travel Le Grau du Roi to Martigues, by road it’s near 50 km!!! For Athos it was 1660 days & 13000 Nm!! Grau du … Continue reading

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SV Drifter – Coby + Arnold Lelijveld NED

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SV Marianne – Sailing Conductors – Ger

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