Learning to sail
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Re: No obvious way to mount wind transducer
I spent half of today making an aluminum bracket. If I was better used to doing this sort of thing, it probably could have gone much faster.
The final product came out great, except I made a fairly massive error, which I did not notice until almost the final step: I drilled the holes for the transducer base backwards, so the transducer would point aft, rather than forward, which doesn't work at all. It was a seriously depressing blow to find this out, and to this moment, I still don't know how I messed that up.
So my girlfriend and I are regrouping, and we're going to try to fix it this week, probably by making a duplicate with the holes in the correct orientation. I'll update on the final piece, with pictures, when it's done.
Also, I managed to destroy the windex. When you're drilling holes in the block of metal from which you're suspended above probable death, rocking in the wind, the priority of hanging on for dear life can sometimes momentarily supersede not accidentally banging your elbow into that spindley thing.