How to order your Hebridean self-steering wind vane
- Ask us for a shipping quote to your delivery address (email link at foot of this page) for the kit(s) you are interested in. Please include your name, delivery address, post code (or equivalent) and a telephone number (requested by our carrier). We will get back to you with the price (as below) with shipping added.
- We will email you an invoice with payment details. Let us know when paid. We will then pack and send your Hebridean, keeping you informed as to the schedule.
Hebridean H2 Kit (excludes wood) Available to order
The principal stand-alone Hebridean wind vane kit which has been sent from Scotland to at least 22 countries
£430 GBP (+vat for UK sales: £516 GBP) plus carriage
The kit excludes wood for the frame and paddle. All 316 stainless steel components are prefabricated by laser and drilled, ready to bolt on to the frame (some surface finishing required). Carbon fibre components are provided for the push rod, vane, etc. All stainless fastenings, plans, instructions and your license to build are sent with the kit.
The frame is constructed from wood strips cut from 20mm planking. They need to be cut as per the plans and can be glued together by any reasonably competent woodworker. There is no welding required; or bearings needing to be fitted. All moving parts are metal-to-metal, which are friction-free (virtually) and trouble-free.
Sourcing your wood
A total of 4m of hardwood planking of your choice 145 x 20mm (EU standard) is required and needs to be cut into strips by a competent woodworker (best achieved using a table saw) according to the dimensions specified in the plans. The longest piece is 1.8m. Here is the wood cutting diagram. Whilst we suggest sourcing “marine grade” wood, numerous strong hardwoods can be used.
You can request advice during the build. Contact me.
Hebridean Wheel Steering Adapter Kit Available to order
Hebridean kits generally link to a tiller. John Fleming also designed this optional kit of parts to fabricate a wheel boss “drum” (with quick-release) so the Hebridean can be linked to a wheel (see an example video link on the homepage).
£80 GBP (+vat for UK sales: £96 GBP) when included with an H2 Kit
or £100 GBP (+vat for UK sales: £120 GBP) plus carriage when bought separately
Note: 9mm plywood for drum and backing plate is not included.
Hebridean Remote Course Adjustment Kit Available to order (from October 2023)
PLEASE NOTE: you have to purchase the worm & wheel set direct from the maker
The H2 Kit incorporates manual course setting as standard (twist the vane base and tighten two butterfly nuts). But on some craft the Hebridean vane base simply cannot be reached. The manual unit is interchangeable with the remote course setting unit (pull a continuous line to revolve the vane). It can therefore be purchased at a later stage.
£200 GBP (+vat for UK sales: £240 GBP) when included with an H2 Kit
£225 GBP (+vat for UK sales: £270 GBP) plus carriage when bought separately
We have, by popular request, been looking for a way to make this option available again. It entails you buying the gears direct from the maker.
- Obtaining the worm & wheel set
The high quality paired set is manufactured to order by HPC Gears (UK). In black Delrin (more UV-resistant) the set costs £125 GBP + carriage (+VAT in the UK). In white it is some £23 less. These 2023 prices are subject to change. Alternative engineering sources may suit you better (ask us for spec).
HPC part numbers
We acknowledge and specially thank Paul Thompson for showing John Fleming how such a unit could work on the Hebridean. Here is Paul’s 10 tonne ‘Chica’ in New Zealand in 2016.
Hebridean H1 Kit (includes wood) Not currently available
This kit includes American oak for the frame ready-cut into strips and pendulum blade up to 1.8m long. All 316 stainless steel components are prefabricated and drilled by laser, ready to bolt on to the frame. Carbon fibre for the push rod and vane. All s/s metal fastenings, plans, instructions and license to build are sent with the kit.
The frame is constructed from the strips according to the plans, cutting them to length as required and gluing together by any reasonably competent woodworker. There is no welding required or bearings needing to be fitted. All moving parts are metal to metal which are friction free (well, almost) and trouble free.