Re: Wind Vane

Does anyone know if the windvane on Lin and Larry’s Serafin is a factory made
wind vane or where you can buy them? I also saw the same one on a video on a
boat going to Hawaii called Quuipo.
Does anyone have any info on that?
Thanks,
Marc Roman

Larry Pardey made the windvane himself.
There is a company which was going to produce the windvanes. There is a
company who was going to make the same type of windvane. Free Hand
Steering. They do have a web site http://www.freehandsteering.com/

Hopefully this is the information you are looking for.

Lenora Bruckdorfer

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Does anyone know if the windvane on Lin and Larry’s Serafin is a factory
made
wind vane or where you can buy them? I also saw the same one on a video on
a
boat going to Hawaii called Quuipo.
Does anyone have any info on that?
Thanks,
Marc Roman


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i have closely inspected TALEISIN’s vane. freehand wants around $6500 for a
similar unit. i made one for my boat with little more than a drill press,
table saw and belt sander for about $700 including having bronze gudgeons
welded up. it is a big project but i would be willing to provide advice as
needed or photos of my steerer if some would post them on the site. some good
shots are on the.freehandsteering website.
it is not all that hard to figure out.
john churchill

lenora.bruckdorfer@circleintl.com wrote:

Larry Pardey made the windvane himself.
There is a company which was going to produce the windvanes. There is a
company who was going to make the same type of windvane. Free Hand
Steering. They do have a web site http://www.freehandsteering.com/

Hopefully this is the information you are looking for.

Lenora Bruckdorfer

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Does anyone know if the windvane on Lin and Larry’s Serafin is a factory
made
wind vane or where you can buy them? I also saw the same one on a video on
a
boat going to Hawaii called Quuipo.
Does anyone have any info on that?
Thanks,
Marc Roman


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John:

Very interesting info re your experience in building your own wind
vane. I’m impressed.

I’d be curious to know, as a starter, what some of the materials are
that you used for certain items, e.g.;

  1. The trim tab itself
  2. The trim tab rod
  3. The “circle” (Wood? Or did you have someone craft this item
    from some sort of metal)

Also what sort of upper and lower bearing arrangements did you employ
for the vane to rotate around the backstay?

Thanks

Pete Cisek
TwoLoose #115

all fine questions. took me a trip to taleisin to get the idea right in my
head so i could work one up for myself. trim tab is oak board from a (late)
tree in my front yard. tab shaft is 3/4" tobin bronze prop shaft, formerly
a resident of jacbson’s scrap yard, sold into lifelong slavery for
$1.50/lb. cicle is 3/16" yellow brass. larry’s is about 3/32" and somewhat
flexible requiring a brace down to the counterweight. i was going to leave
the entire front half solid to minimize the counterweight, but 2 sequential
errors left only a small quadrant. cut it myself with a table saw and
knocked off the corners and smoothed it down with a jig on the beltsander.
inner circle cut with jigsaw. this was worst piece of all to fabricate,
tablesaw throws a lot of very hot shrapnel.
bearings are ss balls on delrin races with a 1" ID to go over the turnbuckle
body, ride on split delrin rod clamped to backstay. thrust bearings support
weight. this sucker moves very easy. taleisins was sitting on the dock for
18 months when i saw it and did not seem to move smoothly although is
reported to do fine in light air. if anyone has a scanner i can send good
close up pics of what i have cobbled together here. Tris?
john churchill
rank amateur
BUCEPHALUS #65

P.S. embroidery stuff info is coming soon

Pete Cisek wrote:

John:

Very interesting info re your experience in building your own wind
vane. I’m impressed.

I’d be curious to know, as a starter, what some of the materials are
that you used for certain items, e.g.;

  1. The trim tab itself
  2. The trim tab rod
  3. The “circle” (Wood? Or did you have someone craft this item
    from some sort of metal)

Also what sort of upper and lower bearing arrangements did you employ
for the vane to rotate around the backstay?

Thanks

Pete Cisek
TwoLoose #115

Marc,

You looking for a windvane? Not sure if this is of any use to
you, but I bought a used Monitor wind vane for $1500. Used
Monitor wind vanes are out there, since so many have been made
over the years. This vane mounts on the boomkin. I also use
the supports to climb in and out of my dingy, and to hang on
to when I’m in the water.

Mark Gearhart
S/V Godspeed

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Does anyone know if the windvane on Lin and Larry’s Serafin is a
factory made
wind vane or where you can buy them? I also saw the same one on a
video on a
boat going to Hawaii called Quuipo.
Does anyone have any info on that?
Thanks,
Marc Roman

I to have a Monitor with l love, extremely well built.

Steve

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Sent: Friday, July 28, 2000 9:55 AM
Subject: [bcc] Re: Wind Vane

Marc,

You looking for a windvane? Not sure if this is of any use to
you, but I bought a used Monitor wind vane for $1500. Used
Monitor wind vanes are out there, since so many have been made
over the years. This vane mounts on the boomkin. I also use
the supports to climb in and out of my dingy, and to hang on
to when I’m in the water.

Mark Gearhart
S/V Godspeed

— In bcc@egroups.com , iom1215@a… wrote:

Does anyone know if the windvane on Lin and Larry’s Serafin is a
factory made
wind vane or where you can buy them? I also saw the same one on a
video on a
boat going to Hawaii called Quuipo.
Does anyone have any info on that?
Thanks,
Marc Roman

Anyone have contact info for the manufacturer of the Ratcliffe design
wind vane? I believe they are based in Pembroke Mass. I’ve google
searched it to death but can’t find anything.
Thanks
David Kent
Sea Star

Good morning Dave,
Gerard Ratcliffe can be reached at 781 826 3516. He is now retired but is
supporting the units in the field with parts, advice etc. He is located in
Pembroke MA.
Good luck.
Sincerely,
Mak Giegel
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Anyone have contact info for the manufacturer of the Ratcliffe design
wind vane? I believe they are based in Pembroke Mass. I’ve google
searched it to death but can’t find anything.
Thanks
David Kent
Sea Star

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Thanks Mark, I will give him a call.
Regards,
David W. Kent  
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Good morning Dave,
Gerard Ratcliffe can be reached at 781 826 3516.   He is now retired but is
supporting the units in the field with parts, advice etc.  He is located in
Pembroke MA.
Good luck.
Sincerely,
Mak Giegel
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