Frequently Asked Questions
WINDVANE & ELECTRONIC AUTOPILOT WHEEL ADAPTERS - I have wheel steering and need a wheel adaptor. The problem is that I already have an autopilot on the wheel. How do you solve this problem?
The Monitor wheel adaptor is all stainless steel, and it fits on EITHER side of the wheel. Most of the time there is enough room on the inside of the wheel, between the wheel and the pedestal. There the adaptor is nicely out of the way, but if there is already a cockpit mounted autopilot in this location the Monitor adaptor can be mounted on the aft side of the wheel. The adaptor has a user friendly clutch allowing disengagement of the Monitor in an instant. The adapter's locking pin provides positive non-slip engagement. When you look at other windvanes be sure to see how they have solved the wheel adapter and clutch problem. Some other manufacturers even advise buying our Monitor wheel adapter for use with their gear!
Monitor and autopilot adapters on the same wheel
Freedom 35 "Bathsheba Everdene" - Southampton, England
Dutch Flyer 36 "Pegasus" - home port unknown
Crealock 37 "Sealestial" - home port unknown
Corbin 39 "Merida" - Vancouver, Canada
Cape Dory 33 "Galileo" - Stamford, Connecticut
C&C Landfall 43 "Dire Wolf" - Havre de Grace, Maryland