Bristol 45.5 - AiniA
Join Date: May 2006
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Re: Cape Horn windvane. Anyone installed one?
I know you are on a budget. I great thing to do is not ask how much it would cost to install, but what skills would I need to do the install myself. The skills you learn will prove invaluable to you at some later date when there is no yard around to do the work. Also you will save yourself a whack of money.
My only concern with buying the vane first is whether the boat you buy will take the Cape Horn. For example, on our boat we could not install a Cape Horn because of the configuration of everything inside the transom - we have no lazarette on the centreline and a bunch of things including a large structural knee and some very heavy duty plumbing hoses. Even installing a Monitor meant cutting a hole in the gas locker to get access to the inside of the transom on the starboard side.
Back home on Lake Ontario after something over 36,000 nm circumnavigator. Not surprisingly there is a lot of stuff I want to get done on Ainia both cosmetically and functionally. Getting an early start so it will be ready to go for next summer (Lake Superior?).