Mister Vee newsletter

April is upon us and manufacturing of the 2014 April batch is in full swing.

After a non existent winter here in Holland we are currently experiencing a particular warm period.
Which makes the subject of this newsletter a curious one...:

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* Mister Vee pellet heater *
When I have a bit of time left from assembling the self steering systems, I am working on a solid fuel heater to add some warmth to my boat in the colder times.

In this newsletter:

* Batched manufacturing discount
* The New packaging
* New mounting kit under development

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Hello Sailor!

December is upon us and a very busy year for yours truly is coming to a close.

In this newsletter:

New payment options
New way of shipping/Price change

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Hello Sailor!

Spring is approaching quickly and boy do we notice it!

Besides the first delivery of batched manufactured self steering systems quite a few orders for Navik Parts are coming in.

On top of that, I'll be moving house shortly, adding more work to an already busy schedule.
But here is the most important news:

* New payment options

If you have visited the Mister Vee website over the weekend you may have already noticed, Mister Vee now offer new payment options:

Hello sailor!

Starting today you can place an order for a self steering system that is part of the April 2013 batch.

If you order and make the down payment before the end of December, you get a 30% discount on your system!

If you are interested, find out more on this page:
http://windvaneselfsteering.com/?q=content/order-your-system-part-batch

Or in the FAQ section:
http://windvaneselfsteering.com/?q=faq/batched-manufacturing-discount

The terms of sale have been updated to include information on batched delivery, you can read them here:

Hello Sailor!

In the October issue of the Mister Vee newsletter I mentioned that from 2013 onwards, the self steering systems will be manufactured in batches. In this issue I'll explain things further.

Until now all systems were delivered as soon as possible after the order had been placed.

For some orders that meant that quite a lot of effort went in to the logistics of getting just that single order ready. Small details could require spending a lot of extra time to get an order out the door.

In this newsletter:
- A new way of manufacturing and delivering
- Price changes

Hello Sailor!

Mister Vee is steering towards a newly organised manufacturing and delivery practice.

Almost from the start, all the Mister Vee systems were packed and shipped by a company that employed people with small disabilities.
For quite a few years this went very well. As long as I was able to keep the parts in stock, things usually ran smoothly.

But in 2012 this changed very quickly.

As most people in business, I get a request to do a bit of sponsoring every now and then.

A proposal from the Sailing conductors had a lot of merit.
We made the deal, and both parties were happy.

I got a promise for some good exposure and they had a new self steering system to replace their tired Navik and could continue their trip around the world, recording music wherever they landed.

Besides the link on their website and other normal sponsorship things they said they'd do a video.

Well, they have and it is the biggest thank you anyone in business can hope for:

Hello Sailor!

2012 is closing in and for Mister Vee that means the Mister Veedeo competition is about to start.

For the second time you will be able to win a Y&B windvane self steering system by making a short video.
The video has to be made to a theme that will be published on January 1st 2012.

The competition will be slightly different from last year when Nathan W. won after a thrilling final.

So dust of your camera, charge the batteries, start up your video editing equipment and get ready for the 2012 Mister Veedeo competition!

Hello sailor!

If your boat has a very specific mounting problem, even the versatile mounting kit that is part of Y&B self steering system may not provide a solution.
Or maybe it is better than you feel the need to pay for.

For these situations Y&B is now also available in a basic version. The mounting kit and vane base have been left out so you only get the super sensitive running gear.

Design and build your own mounting and save a bundle!

Hello Sailor!

Before Mister Vee started selling windvane self steering systems, Navik was the prime choice for setting up self steering for the smaller boats out there.

But at the very moment the final version of Mr. Vane was introduced in 2007, Plastimo stopped selling their complete Navik units.

There are still quite a few Navik self self steering systems in use but spares have been a bit hard to get.
Mister Vee now offer an alternative!

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