Mast rotation hardware

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by sandy daugherty, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. sandy daugherty
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    sandy daugherty Senior Member

    Recently there was a discussion at Panbo.com about electronically compensating wind istruments for masts rotation. I know that there have been some traditional approaches with mast rotation sensors, but I'm stuck with the idea that for masts over 50' in length, there might still be a simple mechanical solution for keeping a wind sensor oriented with the vessel's centerline.

    I have attached sketches of two ideas, and would like to hear critical comment.
     

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  2. Steve W
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    Steve W Senior Member

    Sandy, i think Chris White covers this in his book.
    Steve.
     
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