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Any idea what kind of wind vane this might be?

Found this on craigslist (I get first dibs). It says it's on a 1960's Columbia, if that helps.


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Re: Any idea what kind of wind vane this might be?

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Found this on craigslist (I get first dibs). It says it's on a 1960's Columbia, if that helps.
It looks like the remains of the top of an old Hassler Vane:



Not enough left to bother with.

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Re: Any idea what kind of wind vane this might be?

OK, yes, thanks. I googled Hasler wind vane, and it looks like the one in the ad might be the trim-tab Hasler gear, whereas the one in the video is the Hasler pendulum gear: http://www.ayrs.org/repository/AYRS013.pdf (and here: Hasler Self Steering )

I'd like to make a Quartermaster wind vane for my boat, and the remaining gear and latch part looks like it might be worth scavenging.

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Re: Any idea what kind of wind vane this might be?

wow ye found it-i was gonna say pre columbian, but ye got it already.. have fun....


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Re: Any idea what kind of wind vane this might be?

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OK, yes, thanks. I googled Hasler wind vane, and it looks like the one in the ad might be the trim-tab Hasler gear, whereas the one in the video is the Hasler pendulum gear: http://www.ayrs.org/repository/AYRS013.pdf (and here: Hasler Self Steering )

I'd like to make a Quartermaster wind vane for my boat, and the remaining gear and latch part looks like it might be worth scavenging.
Very interesting links, thanks for posting!
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Very interesting links, thanks for posting!
Yeah, that old manual is priceless - it shows all sorts of windvane that were made, often for a specific boat, before most of the commercial models we know today were on the market.

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OK, yes, thanks. I googled Hasler wind vane, and it looks like the one in the ad might be the trim-tab Hasler gear, whereas the one in the video is the Hasler pendulum gear: http://www.ayrs.org/repository/AYRS013.pdf (and here: Hasler Self Steering )

I'd like to make a Quartermaster wind vane for my boat, and the remaining gear and latch part looks like it might be worth scavenging.
If you have an outboard rudder there is an excellent trim tab vane gear designed for home building in the Searunner Construction Manual, by Jim Brown. Mine worked flawlessly from 6 knots of wind up, flawlessly!.

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Re: Any idea what kind of wind vane this might be?

Sorry - a bit o' thread creep - but, while avoiding going outside and shoveling yet more snow, I found this wind vane on the you tubes:
. Interesting contraption, but I think the music would drive me crazy. Perhaps there's a selection of tunes that come with it.

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