Dimensions *
* Dimensions marked by asterisk are variable

Jean-du-Sud
Varuna

 

Height of light air windvane

24" / 61cm

a

Height of heavy weather windvane

17" / 43cm

b

* Height of tower (standard)

53" / 135cm

c

* Height of mounting tube above waterline

13,5" / 342mm

d

* Length of steering oar (standard)*

32" / 81cm

e

Width of steering oar

5" / 127mm

f

* Radius of quadrant (Jean-du-Sud)

8" / 205mm

g

* Length of control arm (Varuna)

8" / 205mm

g

* Length of mounting tube (standard) (JdS)*

17" / 432mm

h

Diameter of mounting tube

2,5" / 63mm

i

* Length of mounting arms*

22" / 56cm

j

* Distance between mounting arms*

18 5/8" / 473mm

k

Dimensions *
* Dimensions marked by asterisk are variable

Spray
Joshua

 

Height of light air windvane

24" / 61cm

a

Height of heavy weather windvane

17" / 42cm

b

* Height of tower(standard)

65" / 165cm

c

* Height of mounting tube above waterline*

20,5" / 520mm

d

* Length of steering oar*

42" / 107cm

e

Width of steering oar

6" / 152mm

f

* Radius of quadrant (Spray)

11" / 280mm

g

* Length of control arm (Joshua)

11" / 280mm

g

* Length of mounting tube (Standard) (Spray)

24" / 61cm

h

Diameter of mounting tube

3,5" / 89mm

i

* Distance between mounting arms*

22,67" / 57cm

k

Manufacturing

Materials
The CapeHorn Integrated Self-Steering System is made of 316L stainless steel tube and rod. The steering oar is now made of fiberglass but a teak paddle can still be ordered on request. The steering oar bushings are made of Teflon . Other plastic parts are Delrin, Nylatron and UHMW (Ultra-High Molecular Weight polymer). The light air windvane is nylon spinnaker cloth over stainless wire and the heavy weather vane is an anodized aluminum blade. Weight (of standard model)  is about 35 pounds for the Jean-du-Sud and Varuna and about 55 for the Spray and Joshua.

Each Unit Custom Built
In order to provide the best integration possible between the windvane and the boat, the dimensions of each segment is fabricated according to measures provided by the client : the length of the horizontal axis (LMT), the height of the windvane tower, and the size of the servo-pendulum.

Scantlings
Likewise, the wall thickness of the tubes used in construction is in proportion with the size and displacement of each boat. When maximum strength is needed, a thicker wall is used; conversely, if weight needs to be saved, a thinner tube will be  used.
The CapeHorn is over-built. The wall of all stress-bearing tubes can be a maximum 1/8" (3 mm ) thick (11 GA). The horizontal control axle is made of a tube 1.9" (48 mm ) OD on Jean-du-Sud , and 2.5" (63 mm ) on Spray .
The steering oar stock is 1 '' dia. with wall of 3/16" (4.75 mm ) on JdS and Varuna , and is 1.25'' dia. with wall of 1/4" (6.35 mm ) on Spray and Joshua. The stocks can be made of solid bar on request.

 CapeHorn Marine Products
CapeHorn Marine Products was formed in July 1989, to develop and manufacture the self-steering system Yves Gélinas designed and so conclusively tested around the world by way of the Southern Ocean and Cape Horn.
The manufacturing plant is in Oka, Québec. Oka is 50 km west of Montréal on the North shore of the Ottawa River. Yves Gélinas takes care of the marketing, Éric Sicotte manages production.

CapeHorn Marine Products
26 Guy Racicot St.,
Oka, QC Canada JON 1E0
Tel. : (450) 479-6314

Email: mail@capehorn.com

Guarantee

Before we ship each CapeHorn Integrated Self-Steering System, we are positively satisfied that we would personally use it to sail around the world.

This is why each CapeHorn unit is guaranteed for one circumnavigation, 28 000 miles or four years against damage done by the sea or the wind.

Each gear is shipped complete with mounting brackets, but without blocks or control lines (wich would be different in number or type on each boat).

Prices in Dollars

Suite : Yves Gélinas on Self-Steering

 

 
CapeHorn Integrated Self-Steering

An image is worth a thousand words
and sending it by E-mail is so easy:
send us pictures of the stern of your boat,
the cockpit and lazarette area,
its steering gear, belowdecks if needed.

We will suggest a model and its installation,
and tell you what and where to measure
to build a gear that will fit your boat perfectly
.

E-mail

Witness how some of our customers have, on their blog or web site,  described their installation and use of the CapeHorn

Alberg 30 SUGAR MAGNOLIA

Alberg 35 TOMFOOLERY

Alberg 37 JOINT VENTURE

Beneteau First 375 ASCENSION

Bristol 32 KESTREL

Cal 29 RENEWAL TIME

Cape Dory 28 CELTIC RAY

Cape Dory 36 FAR REACH

Contessa 26 BIRGITTA

Contessa 26 CAVENDYSH

Ericson 39B SENTA II

Frances 26 Anihoya

Hallberg Rassy Monsun JANNA

Hallberg Rassy Rasmus
MARY ANNIE

J35 RED DRESS

Kaskelot 10.30 SALT

Kelly-Peterson 44 TAJ

Pacific Seacraft Dana SOCKDOLAGER

Pacific Seacraft Orion SAOIRSE

Pearson 33 HERMES

RM1050 RED MAMALOU

Tayana 37 ACTIVE TRANSPORT

Westsail 32 NEVERLAND

Westsail 32 RODE TRIP

Read Andy Schell's article on
Self-Steering

CapeHorn is the choice of

Andy Shell and Mia Karlsson for ARCTURUS. Andy is quite involved in the sailing universe and recently made a Podcast with Yves Gélinas, on his life and acheivements. You can read more articles from Andy and Mia on SailFeed or on their website, 59North, Ltd


Sail Twice Around
Non-Stop Sail around the World

Donna Lange, who already made a solo circumnavigation with the help of our gear, will soon undertake her second voyage around the world.

Good luck Donna!


Listen to David Anderson's Sailing Podcast featuring Yves Gélinas
 


With Jean-du-Sud Around the World
-watch the trailer and order the video-