Frequently Asked Questions - Navik self steering parts

I have a navik windvane, it is in excellent condition but somehow the mast and turret are missing. Do you have replacements for this? Thank you, Tim

Good question.
I do not offer it at the moment but looking at the possibilities, I might be able to make a bottom mast section in the same way as the Mister Vee mast is made.

That would allow for the Mister Vee USD conversion kit for Navik to be used.
Please contact me by email so we can discuss possibilities.

Hello,I have a navik Wind pilot but I need a vine.can I buy This part?price?
Thanks

Prices for all available Navik parts can be found in the shop:
https://www.windvaneselfsteering.com/catalog/3

Hello, I'd like to order the windvane replacement for Navik, can you tell me when i'll receive it ? Because i'll need this part to cross atlantic in end of novembre...
Thanks,
Eric.

Hi Eric,
The Mister Vee replacement windvane for Navik can currently be ready for shipping in about a weeks time.
Shipping by post usually takes up to a week, depending on where you are.
Faster options for shipping are available too, I can get you a quote if I know where the parcel needs to be shipped.

Goede dag,

Ik ben benieuwd hoe bij een ombouw van mijn Navik naar de USD vaan er een mogelijkheid is om op afstand de koers te verstellen. bij mijn huidige navik moet ik altijd naar achteren wat niet altijd prettig is. Vroeger heb ik met een ander schip ook gevaren met een Navik en die had een electrische bediening die op afstand bestuurd kon worden.
Graag hoor ik uw mogelijkheden.

Vriendelijke groeten,

Jeroen

Er is op dit moment geen afstandsbediening voorzien die verder gaat dan het bevestigen van een soort eigenbouw helmstokje.
Daarmee kan voor een deel van de koersen van wat verder af bijgesteld worden.
Eventueel zou je hiervoor een variant kunnen maken die ipv een helmstokje een wiel om de vaanmast heeft.
Maar ook dan is de te overbruggen afstand niet heel groot, het wordt al snel te groot.

Er zijn misschien mogelijkheden voor een echte mechanische afstandsbediening op basis van tandwielen maar dat zou een vrij kostbare zaak worden.

Greetings from Australia Sven.My Navik paddle has just disappeared into the Coral Sea (fatigue cracking at base of stainless tube?). Anyway, I'd like to know whether you are still considering potential manufacture of a replacement part as I would definitely be interested! The upper system and mounting is just useless weight and extra windage without one! Many thanks, Paul

Hi Paul,

I have been contemplating offering the paddle and trimtab for a while.
As it was more or less impossible to figure out a price point for these parts I finally asked the subscribers of the Navik newsletter for a figure.

I got three replies, so about 1%.

That was not enough to base a decision on and I have decided to but the idea to bed.

I will not be developing the paddle or trim tab, sorry!

Can I send you photos of a recently purchased Navik wind vane to confirm which parts are missing? I need replacements for the four brackets, but am not sure about any other, possibly smaller bits that may be hard to identify from the technical guide. Thanks,Eliot

Sure, no problem.
Please start be sending an email through the email form, the link can be found on the same page where you asked this question.

Hi, seen a used Navik on Ebay.

I see from your WEB site that replacement parts are available, but not those below the waterline. I am not sure what I am looking at in the photo's, perhaps you could add your thoughts?
I am looking for a system for my Bavaria 37 - would this Navik be good for the job, and will much amendment to the mounting system be required.
Cheers
Simon

The sale on ebay has ended already but I do not recommend a Navik for this big a boat.

The Navik might generate forces to steer this boat that are bigger than the system itself is able to deal with.
It could then damage parts that are irreplaceable.

I'm not even sure if a Mister Vee Y&B would be a suitable option.

I have a Navik Self Steering on my Rival 32 which a previous owner installed. The doesn't seem to be a way of attaching the Paddle Shaft to the bracket. If I offer the paddle shaft up through the square aperture where the jointed connector sits, that is all there is. I thought there would be a way of the shaft which is quite heavy be clipped or bolted in place. Please would you advise?
Regards
Craig

All parts that are on offer as a standard part are listed in the webshop.
Is it this pin: https://www.windvaneselfsteering.com/node/125

Is it possible to get a new Navik underwater paddle and trim tab?
Is it possible to fit a Mr Vee windvane and paddle to an existing Navik mounting bracket?
Thanks,
Fergus

Unfortunately no and no new parts for Navik will be developed by Mister Vee.

Good morning. I have a Navik selfsteering and I lost the paddle, the Trim Tab and the Paddle Shaft . Do you have these parts for replacement?
Thank you

I'm sorry to say but no.
I have tried to start development of these, but subscribers to the Navik newsletter did not show enough interest.

Hey, I've contacted you before asking about the availability of a replacement auxilliary rudder. Are you making them yet? If so, I want to buy one very soon. I intend to use it to sail from NZ to one of the South Pacific islands

Unfortunately, no.
A survey about the need for any of the pendulum rudder parts sent out to subscribers to the Navik newsletter got very little responce.

Hello,

I'm looking for the directional knob for my Navik self steering vane, is this something that you sell?

I also wonder about shipping prices and estimated delivery dates for a Mister Vee USD wind vane replacement for Navik kit. I want it sent either to my home in Norway or to Trinidad where the boat is depending on estimated shipping time and shipping price to the two addresses below.

The directional is outside our range of Navik products.

For shipping it is probably best to ship to Norway, the systems work better to ship there and are cheaper.

If you have entered your email address you will be notified of this answer. You can reply to that email.

If you would like to order the Mister Vee USD windvane conversion kit, please place the order through the webshop.
Lead time for the USD kit normally is about 1-2 weeks.

Hello,

I'm interested in purchasing a replacement Under water Paddle Reference number 61-16-702 with Trim tab. Are these available and at what price?

Unfortunately there is too little demand for the pendulum rudder parts to justify development.

Is Navik paddle without trim available? What is the cost?
Thanks,
Edward

Unfortunately, the paddle or any of the other parts of the pendulum rudder are not available.

Hello,
The Navik on my boat has a broken vane ,lost counter weight,and destroyed turret adjuster/clamp.
Does the USD replacement fit this?
Please provide price with delivery to Melbourne Australia
Thanks

Rob

Tha Navik USD conversion kit replaces the Navik connecting rod and the complete Navik windvane section atop the stainless steel mast.

So indeed, the USD conversion kit would be a solution for your situation.
Prices for the kit and 5 kilogram shipping are in the webshop:

https://www.windvaneselfsteering.com/catalog/3

The price for the USD conversion kit includes 21% sales tax wwhich is not charged for shipments outside the EU.

Can you supply the Navik windvane blade itself? Mine has cracked on the pivot point and would like a replacement.

Many Thanks

Tom

We did do some development on a replacement blade but found it was easier and thus cheaper to make the conversion kit that uses the Mister Vee UpSideDown windvane instead.

This set is available from the webshop.

I lost my pendulum rudder of the navik vane. Horrible!! My vane is now useless. How do I get a new vane pendulum rudder

Mister Vee will not develop a replacement for any of the pendulum rudder parts.

the moulded aluminium part that connects to the swinging navik 'rudder' is broken: can you offer this part and if so, what would it cost, including shipping to las palmas?

regards,
alex

All parts that are on offer as a standard product are available from the webshop.

There are a few parts that are not currently available but are within the manufacturing options of Mister Vee.

Unfortunately, most metal parts that include welding or casting of aluminium are too complicated to set up for the very small numbers that might be sold resulting in a price that would be too high anyway.

The only part that is welded stainless steel in the original Navik that may get a Mister Vee replacement is the trim tab.

Ik vaar met een victoire 34, met een stuurwiel. Twee jaar geleden heb ik een tweedehands navik op de kop kunnen tikken. Door omstandigheden heb ik er nog niet mee kunnen varen.

Nu ik me wat beter in windvanen heb verdiept begin ik te twijfelen of de navik wel een goed systeem is op mijn schip en overweeg toch wat anders te kiezen Komend jaar vertrekken we voor een rondje atlantic... dus ik kan de navik niet uitgebreid testen voordat ik vertrek.

Is er ooit een Navik / Y&B op een victoire 34/1044 geplaatst en was dit succesvol? Zo nee, enige indicaties of dit succesvol kan zijn of niet?

Groeten,

Mark

Navik self steering systems have generally been used for for smaller boats with tiller steering.
But as long as the wheel steering is purely mechanical, the forces that need to be generated are more or less similar to tiller steering, except for the power to accelerate the steering wheel, if very quick and rather big movements are needed.

So in general, a Navik should be able to steer a boat with a steering wheel.

But if there should arise a need for the boat to be steered with bigger forces, like in a sudden gust of wind, with no time to adjust the trim of the sails, the system will try to provide that bigger force, and the way the paddle is designed may prove too weak.

Hi, Im sure you get this question often..

I was givin a navik windvane. I want to know if ALL parts are still available before I spend alot of money installing it.

I have heard Navik is a great windvane so Im hoping I can service/replace parts for years to come.
Thanks
Jai

The parts that are readily available are listed in the webshop.

There are no plans to develop replacements for any other Navik part.

Only the parts that are mentioned in the webshop are on offer as a standard product. Have a look at the Navik parts in the webshop.

All Navik replacement parts sold by Mister are new designs made from the same or better quality materials.

There are a few websites that offer new spare parts for Navik.
But as far as we can tell, Mister Vee is the only company that can actually deliver.
That is because Plastimo no longer make parts but Mister Vee does.