In my previous blog "Windy - Wind Vane Steering"
I was about to contact Imre Aljas https://windyselfsteering.com/selfsteering/contact-us/
for more information about his Wind Vane Steering solution.
Specifically I was looking for him to tell us more about the mounting options for our particular yacht/transom style and I was keen to see further pictures focusing on the quality of his engineering.
Whilst Imre provides a standard mounting bracket that would work with many yachts
standard transom mount
...in our case he recommended a customised bracket that could be attached to our bathing platform.
On the Windy website, Imre details various transom styles (Type 1, 2 and 3) and the measurements that he requires https://windyselfsteering.com/selfsteering/order/
but in our case he needed additional measurements which he clearly communicated with the aid of drawings. It was all very clear and simple to follow. This was the outcome once all the dimensions were provided:
As for the quality of the engineering, I think you'll agree it looks "Pretty Dang Spiffy" - Mads Dahlke Sail Life's youtube channel
... thanks Mads for the catch phrase ;-)
detail of bronze drum and control wires
vane attachment and counterweights
steering oar and mounting
standard mount on a vertical transom
without remote control
with remote control
a unit ready for shipping
To be continued.