QME self steering

by Roger Doran
(North Devon England)

I have a QME wind vane self steering gear which I bought second hand on ebay.

It did not come with any instructions , so I set it up as I thought best which works on one tack but not on the other.

This is because the tiller lines are too tight to sail on one of the tacks.

Anyone know how it should be set up please?

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Control Lines?
by: Mike

Sorry, I can’t remember how these were set up, not even sure if I’ve ever seen one.

Does it connect to the tiller via control lines?

If so it may be how the blocks and lines are positioned.

What actually happens when on the ‘wrong’ tack, does it just not work at all or does it pull in the wrong direction?

Many of these old systems take a bit of fiddling with in order to get used to them.

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