behaviour and stability of wind operated steering systems for sailing yachts by A. L. Buchan

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Published by University of Southampto Advisory Committee for Yacht Research in Southampton .

Written in English

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Reproduced from vol.110 (1968) of tthe Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects.

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Statement[by] A.L. Bochan and J.R. Flewitt.
SeriesS.U.Y.R. report -- no.27
ContributionsFlewitt, J R., University of Southampton. Advisory Committee on Yacht Research.
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Open LibraryOL13777168M

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Sailing boats venturing far afield was very small indeed. However, all that changed with the advent of automatic pilots specifically built for yachts plus the development of efficient wind operated self-steering devices. Suddenly, the chore of hand-steering was a thing of the past.

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The Auto-Helm windvane steering gear, also made by Scanmar, steers using a secondary rudder, with the yacht’s main rudder locked on a steady course. The secondary rudder can be operated by tiller rather than behaviour and stability of wind operated steering systems for sailing yachts book vane, and so can steer the yacht in an emergency.

Hydrovane windvane gear, made in Vancouver, and Windpilot both offer a similar facility. Evaluating Stability and Capsize Risks For Yachts Over the last couple of years we have had a number of discussions about the mechanics of stability and capsize risks.

Recently these issues have come up again, and we thought this might be a good time to revisit this fundamental safety issue. A wind vane self steering system is not an essential piece of equipment on a sail boat. However, for anyone who sails alone or cruises short handed over long distances the benefits can be immeasurable.

Long tricks at the helm are exhausting, concentration wanes, essentials such as eating, trimming sails, navigating, sleeping etc are neglected. The sensor vane is the brains of the self-steering system, but it needs apparent wind to work.

Downwind sailing in light air—when apparent wind may be only a whisper—is one of the biggest challenges for a windvane steering system. Stability Criteria for Sailing Vessels. wind tunnels, new measurement systems, stability of large yachts which fail to achieve. To find out what a loss of steering would feel like, we decided to lever the cables off the quadrant of our test boat, Fizzical, a Jeanneau Sun F while under sail.

With a Force 4 setting in from south-southeast, we had no idea what would happen, so we sought shelter and sea-room in Osborne Bay, a weather shore.

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Steering your yacht easily in strong winds is fundamentally all about an understanding of the steering effects of the sails and the way in which these contribute to the balance of the boat.

At its simplest, power in the jib tends to turn the bow away from the wind, while powering up the mainsail tends to turn the bow towards the wind. Rudder and steering, autopilot and windvane As a rudder comes with the yacht as a package one tends not to spend too much attention and time on the steering system including the rudder.

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Steerage will be significantly reduced, and it will be impossible to stop the boat from rounding up into the wind. If the rudder is seized to one side, it will try to turn the boat in that same direction.

If it seizes along the centerline, the boat can sometimes be controlled with sail trim as its aft lateral resistance is still in place. The boats that stand to gain the most from such systems are ones with hydraulic steering or with wheel steering having four or more turns between stops, ones with high freeboard, or ones that are otherwise incompatible--or less compatible--with servo-pendulum steering vanes.

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Self steering is a system, not just a bolt on box. Using a self-steering gear will have follow-on effects in electrical consumption and battery charging, sail trim and sleeping.

Get the self-steering device on the boat as early as possible and use it. Another version of wind vane self steering on sail boats is known as the vertical axis vane and usually, because of the inferior steering force output compared to Servo Pendulum devices it makes use of a trim tab hung off the rudder to control the course of the boat.

The vane spins at right angles to the ground and can lock to the trim tab in any desired position, as the boat falls off the wind the vane will be.

Sailing vehicles, whether they are sea or land-based, share the unique property of exhibiting totally different trajectories depending on where their direction of travel is with respect to the : Jerome Jouffroy. This article follows Transverse Stability, Part 3: Dynamic Stability Part 3 of this series dealt with changes in transverse stability taking place once a vessel starts travelling through the water.

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