Steering systems for Sailing Boats

Autopilots for mechanical steering systems

Autopilots for mechanical steering systems

The tireless crew member !

Vendée Globle - Desjoyeaux - Autopilots LS

When the Vendée Globe fleet left Les Sables d’Olonne, more than 20 boats out of 30 were fitted with LS hydraulic linear drive units.

At the end of the race, no failure has been reported on Lecomble & Schmitt pilot, proving that the worst sailing conditions are normal for L&S hydraulic cylinders.

Linear drives L&S 40ST16 and L&S 50ST20 used on IMOCA 60 are the same as the 20,000 hydraulic pilots fitted on sailing boats for more than 10 years.

After checking the 40ST16 linear drive used by Michel Desjoyeaux during 90% of the racing period, it was established that the drive could have done a second round the world race without maintenance required!

Linear drives for autopilots Linear drives for autopilots   Rough tiller arms Rough tiller arms
Maintenance kit for linear drive Maintenance kit for linear drive   Energy saving device "Ecopilot" Energy saving device "Ecopilot"
Quick couplings Quick couplings   Hydraulic fittings LS Fittings
Hydraulic flexible tubes LS Hydraulic flexible tubes   Fittings LS for Raymarine autopilots Connection kits for Raymarine and Garmin autopilots with LS outboard steering systems