Frequently Asked Questions
We started in the self-steering business in 1977, after our founder Hans Bernwall's circumnavigation from 1970 to 1976. During that time he fabricated and experimented with windvanes. Since the beginning, the staff of SCANMAR INTERNATIONAL have attended many boat shows across the United States and Europe. We've heard you and taken note of the most frequently asked questions, and have tried to answer as many of them as we can think of here. We hope this proves helpful to you. If you prefer 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. You can also e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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?