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Sayes' Rig

Terry Shoup

I'm having my boat hauled this week for paint, and while she's out of the water I'm pulling off the old Sayes' rig. I've never used it, but one of the previous owners said he did and that it worked fairly well. I don't know what's it's worth to anyone -- I think all the parts are there -- but if anyone wants to make me an offer...

Debbie Maidman and Chris Burger


The Sayes Rig is a desirable vane for the right person. We just sold ours 3mos ago for $1300.00
with it missing a couple of major parts. Another member sold his for $2000.00 complete. The secret to getting a fair price is to be patient and get exposure for the equipment on as many outlets as possible. Take a look at the "cruisers and sailors forum" a great website that has a lot of exposure and they will let you post details about your equipment for free.

Good Luck,



What is it?

Terry Shoup

A Sayes' Rig is a brand of wind-vane steering. When the boat yard removed the frame that attaches to the rudder, I told them clearly to put it on the deck, so I'd have it when I wanted to sell the whole rig -- no such luck.

I don't know what the rest of the rig is worth to anyone, but make me an offer and we can work something out.

Terry Shoup

What a surprise -- the boat yard did hang onto the rudder assembly from my Sayes' rig! I'll pull the rest of it off the boat maybe this weekend, so if anyone's interested in buying it, I'm open to offers.

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