Self-build (from a kit) a Servo-Pendulum Wind
The Hebridean self-steering wind vane is a new design concept, good for DIY
Compact and lightweight, the wind vane combines
simple design with robust
construction in a fold flat solution that can easily be stored in a boat locker.
The Hebridean offers DIY Sailors the opportunity to build an affordable Wind
Vane in wood and stainless steel, with no welding, bearings or plastic cogs. Its
unique design features enhance
performance in all conditions and simplifies construction.
All metal components are now provided and prefabricated ready for bolting to the
wooden frame, requiring little more than basic wood-work skills and tools and a
few days work.
The wind vane has crossed Atlantic and Pacific oceans but is also quick and easy
to assemble for week-end sails across the channel.
Remote course adjustment from the comfort
and safety of the cockpit is now available as an optional extra kit, you can
view one in action on this
SOME BUILD EXAMPLES:
A detailed PDF example of build from start to finish
Building a Hebridean Wind Vane
section by section video from a customer who has built the H1 kit showing It
shows the build process with the construction split into 7 parts.
THE HEBRIDEAN IN ACTION:
On these YouTube links below you can view the Hebridean in action.
The Hebridean is "well worth investigating" according to Tom Cunliffe,
see page 65 on his latest book "the Complete Ocean Skipper
ON TEST by David Pugh, chief editor of the PBO magazine, January 2017
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"I'm impressed." "the vane performed well on all points of sail, including
"servo pendulum system took control to the extent that it could sail a course
with the sails badly set."