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The full reviews below are in PDF format and kindly provided by Ian Kirkwood and  Thomas Fisher respectively.



Hebridean Servo Pendulum Wind Vane Test 22nd Feb 2014

By Ian Kirkwood.

Having spent regular periods trawling the net for information on wind vanes and their prices, I was interested to find in November 2013 promoting John Fleming's DIY servo pendulum vane, the 'Hebridean'. For a year or two I had looked at everything I could find on the market but there was none that suited my immediate limited budget. So I had resigned myself to waiting some years to acquire a vane. Even Ebay items were mostly beyond my reach.


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Angus the Hebridean wind vane takes on the Atlantic (a tale of repeated user errors with a happy ending)

By Thomas Fisher

[Angus is installed on Arctic Smoke a 1974 Elizabethan 33 - a long keeled, mid to heavy displacement cruiser, with the rudder hung diagonally on the keel - which is not particularly efficient.] Arctic Smoke left the UK in April 2015 bound for the Azores via Lisbon. She subsequently completed a full Atlantic circuit
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