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randywebster
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    Posting short notes, as my longer posts did not publish.

    For a new and different design look up Mister Vee Windvane – the upside down vane. Notably the axis of the air blade is above the blade. According to the inventor this resolves inherent problems in the standard designs (Aries, Monitor, Hydrovane, Windpilot, etc.) where the axis is below the air blade.
    Explanations of the function and geometry provide fun education about principles of windvanes, even if one does not buy the Mister Vee.
    BTW: A friend in NZ built one, home-made copy, for his Ingrid 38. He reports it steers quite well, as advertised.