Cruiser

Self steering gear for mid-range yachts and can be used with either tiller or wheel steered yachts

Steersman Cruiser with Winch

The Steersman Cruiser is designed for yachts with a jib sail area between 30 sq m / 320 sq ft and 40 sq m / 430 sq ft. or typically LOA from 8.5m / 28ft up to about 12m / 40ft.

The Cruiser can have three configurations. These are:

  1. For tiller steered boats, with the jib sheet winch is mounted on the platform (see picture above)
  2. For tiller steered boats, the platform can be mounted astern of the jib sheet winch, and for down wind sailing a smaller winch can be mounted on the platform. See images (a) an (b) below.
  3. For Wheel steered yachts, the platform can also be mounted astern of the winch. See image (c) below.
Platform mounted astern of the jib-sheet winch. Shown here sailing upwind

(a) Platform mounted astern of the jib-sheet winch. Shown here sailing upwind.

Sailing downwind with the jib-sheet cleated off using a secondary winch (or the spinnaker winch), mounted on the platform.

(b) And for sailing downwind with the jib-sheet is cleated off using a secondary winch (or the spinnaker winch), mounted on the platform. For Wheel steered yachts, the winch can also be mounted astern of the winch, as shown below.

Cruiser

Here, the platform can be positioned near to the helmsmans’ position for easy operation by either the helmsman or crew. The steering pole is attached to the lower part of the wheel when sailing from close hauled to beam reach, and the upper part of the wheel when sailing down wind.

Steersman Installation on a Caliber 33

The kit includes:

1 Starboard platform

1 Port side platform

2 Spring kits

1 Tiller extension/wheel clamp fitting

2 x  turning block (to be fitted to the stern, and used for down-wind sailing)

Steering pole for wheel steering (cut to order), and additional clamp fittings, are extra

An additional spring assembly is also available as an extra.

To see how the Steersman Cruiser will fit your boat, please download the template, and print out on an A1 sheet with a scale of 1:1

Click here to download the Cruiser Template

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