Frequently Asked Questions
We started in the self-steering business in 1977, after a circumnavigation from 1970 to 1976, during which time we made and experimented with own windvanes. Since our beginning, the staff of SCANMAR INTERNATIONAL has attended many boat shows across the United States and in Europe. We've heard taken note of the most frequently asked questions, and have tried to answer as many of them as we can think of here, in this easy-to-refer-to section. We hope this proves helpful to you. If you can't find the answers here, or want to talk to us directly, give us a call - we're at 510-215-2010, or toll-free in the United States on 888-946-3826, and we're here 9AM to 5PM Pacific Coast time, Monday through Friday. Hans, Kopi, or Ron will be happy to talk to you about how a selfsteering system can be fitted to your boat. You can also e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We're adding to the FAQ's regularly - keep checking in!
41. FULL COCKPIT ENCLOSURES, WEATHERCLOTHS AND BIMINIS - I sail in the Pacific Northwest. I've rigged weather cloths (or even an enclosed canopy) around my aft cockpit. Won't this interfere with airflow to my windvane?