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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:57 pm 
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I decided I wanted a nice wind vane on my Bravo. In particular, I wanted a wind vane with the tracking arms, such as those that come with the Telo-Cat.
I would love to share pics but can't figure how to copy them in this post.






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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:09 pm 
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Here are the pics:

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:53 pm 
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I'd love to rig something like that for my kids' Bravos but they would be destroyed in mere seconds at the sailing school.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:57 pm 
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Custom wind vane for the Bravo using Hobie vane (see picts)http://www.thebeachcats.com/index.php?module=pictures&g2_itemId=64681
It snaps on the the vertical mast support post, works great, out of the way, readable from anywhere on the boat, inexpensive and is relatively easy to make. I've posted this before, but felt it was worth a repost.
Matt - this would be easy enough for Hobie to produce (molded PVC vs 2 pieeces glue together fabrication) and would be a good compliment to the Bravo accessory line. I have no problem with design rights. If used it would be nice to mention it was developed by a Hobie salior.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:51 am 
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Thanks.
Another item I'm adding to my spring list.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:58 am 
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Looks good!

How did you bend the rod for the telo-cat? Were you able to do it using a vise?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:13 pm 
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Yes, a vise works great and no heat required. Just make sure that when you make the second bend, the rear of the vane clears the vertical support of the A-frame. A costly mistake if you're off.


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