Contact Us

Scanmar International
432 South 1st Street
Richmond, CA USA 94804-2107
tel: 510.215.2010
fax: 510.215.5005
Email scanmar@selfsteer.com

For more information...

Validation. Please enter the word 'steer' here: Your contact information cannot be received if you do not enter the requested word into this field (in order to control form spam levels). We apologize for the inconvenience.

Please provide whatever information is relevant to your request; all fields are optional.
Last Name:
First Name:
Email:
Address:
City: State: Zip:
Phone: Fax:
Preferred Contact: Email Mail Phone Fax
We will be able to contact you ONLY if you provide at least one kind of contact information above.
Comments, praise, complaints, or questions:
How did you learn about Scanmar:
Send Scanmar brochure
Send Monitor brochure
I am interested in these Scanmar Products:
Monitor Auto-Helm Saye's Rig SOS SwingGate
I currently own:
Monitor Auto-Helm Saye's Rig SOS SwingGate
About Your Boat
I do not own a boat.
I am considering buying a boat.
I own a boat on the Scanmar list; it is a:

(If your boat is on our list then we probably already have drawings and photos of it.)
I own a boat that is not on the Scanmar list. It is a:
Given Name:
Home Port:
If your boat is not already on our list and you would like us to provide a detailed recommendation for the best self-steering gear for your particular yacht, please continue this questionnaire and tell us about your yacht:
Boat Length:
Boat Type: Monohull
Catamaran
Trimaran
Sloop
Cutter
Yawl
Ketch
Schooner
Twin Keel
Long Keel
Short Keel
Fin & Skeg
Fin & Spade
Centerboard

Center Cockpit
Aft Cockpit
Davits
Boomkin
Wheel
Number of Spokes on Wheel
Number of Turns Lock to Lock
Tiller

Worm Gear Steering
Cable & Quadrant Steering
Hydraulic Steering
Emergency Tiller Available

Wood
Aluminum
Steel
Ferro-Cement
Cold-Molded
Fiberglass Solid
Fiberglass/Balsa Core
Transom style:
Conventional
Vertical
Reverse
Platform
Steps
Open
Canoe
Inboard Rudder
Outboard Rudder
Boomkin
Measurements:
Distance from bottom of transom to water
Distance of rail aft of transom
Distance from top of Stern to water
Horizontal distance between top and bottom of transom
Height of stern rail
Width of top of transom
Height of cockpit sole/step to water
Width of top of transom
Stern deck/Lazaret Hatch Position sketch
On low freeboard boats (less than 38-40"), upper mounting tubes may best be placed on deck. Please provide details of any obstructions on deck.
Distance from rail to any obstructions
Stern cap rail height
Two Masted Rigs: Distance from boom to water
Horizontal distance between end of boom and end of yacht
Horizontal distance from end of rudder to end of stern
Note: For boats with boomkins, swimplatform, outboard rudders and/or steps, please supply us with dimensioned sketches.
My experience with windvanes is:
None Limited Extensive
Brands of self-steering gear I have experience with:
Types of boats I have used self-steering gear with:
Passages I have made using self-steering gear:
I intend to use my vane gear for:
Shorthanded Racing
Organized Rallies
Cruising
Locally
Coastal
Ocean Passage
Circumnavigation
Other:
I plan to leave:
Within weeks
In a few months
This year
In the next few years
Are you considering an autopilot?
Yes No
Brand of autopilot installed:
Self steering systems investigated so far:
At this time which gear seems the best solution?
All the following considerations can be important in choosing a vane gear. Please rate them for your situation.

Importance
Highest Lowest   Light air performance
Highest Lowest   Heavy Weather performance
Highest Lowest   Ease of installation
Highest Lowest   Ease of use
Highest Lowest   Ease of repair
Highest Lowest   Stainless steel construction
Highest Lowest   Durability and ruggedness
Highest Lowest   Weight
Highest Lowest   Appearance
Highest Lowest   Non-electric/no batteries
Highest Lowest   Emergency rudder capability
Highest Lowest   Price
Highest Lowest   Support after the sale
After sending us this questionnaire, please email or fax us any drawings, photos or brochures showing the profile of the yacht at the stern. In addition, your own approximate drawings (perferably with measurements) may be very helpful.