Vane gear, self tacking - large

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Vane gear, self tacking - large.


A thoroughly modern design based on printed parts enabling the usual functions to be achieved robustly and reliably. Ideal for A Class but also suitable for use on Marblehead and 6 Metre.


Two packs make up the full kit: Pack 1 comprises the printed parts only, Pack 2 comprises the remainder of the parts required. Pintle, vane feather, tiller arm, not included.

Product code. V540-A

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Vane gear, self tacking - large

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Vane gear, self tacking - large.

A thoroughly modern design based on printed parts enabling the usual functions to be achieved robustly and reliably. Principally plastic, carbon, and stainless steel construction. Ideal for A Class but also suitable for use on Marblehead and 6 Metre.

The 2.5 mm diameter output pin that engages with the tiller arm can be adjusted to be from 15 mm to 50 mm from the vane gear main axis. Weight without feather is about 150 grams. The port and starboard tacking angles can be adjusted independently to values between 10 degrees and 40 degrees. The dial is graduated in 2 degree intervals.

The design of the component parts and the instructions will allow anyone with average Lego/Meccano skills to complete the vane gear from the kit of parts with a limited range of tools and other materials.

Two packs are required make up the full kit: Pack 1 comprises the printed parts only, with holes to receive screws tapped where required. Pack 2 comprises the remainder of the parts required. Not included in either pack - pintle, vane feather, tiller arm.

Pack 1 contents

Dial disk, slider, body, feather holder, fore part, lock arm.  Instructions.

Pack 2 contents

Engraved dial for fixed angles, engraved dial for tacking angles, gyeing arm, main axis, ball races, counterbalance weight, counterbalance weight arm, springs, knurled wheels, fasteners.

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