“Only wanted to tell you that I think this has to been the best windvane ever constructed.”
From: Håkan Åström
Sent: July 5, 2017
To: John Curry
It has passed by a couple of years. I have saved our mail conversation. On Azores now on my way home from Florida. The boat has been there one year over the hurricane season.
When I arrived to the boat two months ago the Hydrovane rudder had been on the deck for one year and was a little bent from the heat. I was afraid that i would not work properly because of that, I had no choice but starting my sailing towards Bermuda. It worked perfect despite the rudder is not being straight! Fantastic. A forgiving windvane.
The bend is approximately five centimeters.
[Editor’s Note: store the rudder out of the sun; it can warp. That being said, a minor warp should not affect performance]
I have some minor adjustment now but it is my problem. Only wanted to tell you that I think this has to been the best windvane ever constructed.