Another write up by Arne Kverneland

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  • 24 May 2018 10:04
    Reply # 6257850 on 869421
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Annie

    The mesh sounds good. However, at 59° north, the ribbons I use will last for at least 2-3 years. I should anyway visit the mast top about once a year to inspect the shackles, blocks and paintwork of the top section (no wear, so far). I can easily bring with me two pieces of fresh ribbon, when needed.

    The burgee I have used (and still use) until today, is sitting on the yard extension stick. This comes down after each outing, so can be replaced from the cockpit. What I missed with that one, was fixed vanes to help me find the right upwind heading.
    Problem solved, now.

    Arne


  • 24 May 2018 08:56
    Reply # 6257819 on 6244779
    Arne Kverneland wrote:

    A  ribbon type, DIY-friendly wind indicator 

    Yesterday I test-sailed a new wind-indicator I made. It was so good that I produced a little photo write-up on it  -  you know me…

    I have sent it for proof-reading, so in a few days I will upload a better version. That one will anyway be found under this link.


    Arne

    Edit at 20180521: The hopefully final version has now been up-loaded.



    Arne, a wee improvement to your great idea: instead of using ribbon, which has a limited life expectancy, I recommend using a strip of mesh, such as is used for making pockets in bathing trunks and sports clothes.  I always put a length of this on the fly of my burgees (colour co-ordinated, of course) and it stops them flogging themselves to bits.  You can easily buy some from a shop that sells dress fabric.  In fact, you need so little that they will probably give it to you!

    A super-simple, more temporary wind indicator, hoisted like a burgee, can be made with a length of bamboo, a screw, two washers and a length of mesh, which has a hole burnt into one end with a soldering iron.  Put washer on screw; poke screw though hole in mesh; put second washer on screw; fasten screw into the end of the bamboo.  Raise wind indicator using spare halyard block (you only need about 4mm rope), with a clove hitch about 40% of the way up the bamboo and a second one near the bottom.  The knuckles of the bamboo provide extra security.  Because the mesh flies horizontally rather than vertically it seems to be much less inclined to snag on things.


  • 24 May 2018 01:13
    Reply # 6257537 on 869421

    As usual, very DIY and very clever, Arne.

    I would like to do something like this too.

    I posted a question relating to this, on to the Aluminium pole masthead crane fabrication thread.


    Last modified: 24 May 2018 08:18 | Anonymous member
  • 21 May 2018 02:49
    Reply # 6245761 on 869421

    "A  ribbon type, DIY-friendly wind-indicator "


    Brilliant!

    I love this site.

  • 20 May 2018 16:12
    Reply # 6244888 on 869421

    What a great idea - thank you for sharing it.  I am going to copy it, although hopefully before the mast is up to make fitting it a bit easier!

    Mark

  • 20 May 2018 13:37
    Reply # 6244779 on 869421
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A  ribbon type, DIY-friendly wind indicator 

    Yesterday I test-sailed a new wind-indicator I made. It was so good that I produced a little photo write-up on it  -  you know me…

    I have sent it for proof-reading, so in a few days I will upload a better version. That one will anyway be found under this link.


    Arne

    Edit at 20180521: The hopefully final version has now been up-loaded.


    Last modified: 21 May 2018 10:18 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • 29 May 2017 22:52
    Reply # 4858820 on 869421
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I just uploaded Part 2 of Junk Rig for Ingeborg to 'my' page here. It is about how I made the mast step and partners. I mean to send the text and photos to the Magazine editor as well.

    Any comments are better done on the Ingeborg thread.

    See the direct link to the Part 2 below:

    http://bit.ly/2sf2tsW

    Arne


  • 04 Jul 2016 11:13
    Reply # 4114122 on 869421

    Thank you for that Arne, I found myself leaving the helm a fair bit over the weekend and that would have been very useful.

    Cheers, Gary

  • 01 Jul 2016 23:28
    Reply # 4111340 on 869421
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A simple tiller brake

    As it rained today, I spent a bit time at the keyboard producing this little write-up about a tiller brake I use on my boats.

    Luckily, Slieve had a quick look at it and helped me with some details. Still, he cannot be expected to make good English of it, only precise enough.

    (..there was something a bout asilk purse from a sow’s ear, wasn’t there?)

    Cheers, Arne

    PS, 3.July. Let's try this link - yes, that seems to work  -  there are more than one way to kill a cat!
    It actually points at the file I have stored in "my" folder on this site. If you go to "Arne Kvernelands files" and look under "How-to notes" you will find the link, presented in a different way ("An easy to make tiller brake"), with a shortlink under the heading.

     

    Last modified: 13 Dec 2017 11:10 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • 12 Feb 2016 10:24
    Reply # 3818019 on 869421
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Nice write-up, Arne!

    The hat is also very stylish, and very oriental!

    Chris

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