Seastream 43 - Davits
“I’m really staggered how well it is coping. Even in a beam reach it works fine and down wind it is really good even with a big following sea.”
Sent: March 30, 2017
To: Will Curry
Subject: Hydrovane update
Just giving you a general update on HV. As a recap it is:
– 43ft semi long keel, 17T displacement.
– Off center, stubby vane, behind davits, under solar panels.
I’m really staggered how well it is coping. Even in a beam reach it works fine and down wind it is really good even with a big following sea.
Currently en route to Norway and passing through the Scottish isles. Even with shifting conditions the HV is fine and can be fine tuned quickly.
Barely any need for the electric auto pilot to be honest unless the engine is on.
You’ll see from the photo, if you look carefully, the small wire reinforcements I added given that we couldn’t fit the Upper A bracket. One is removeable to access the boarding platform and tighten with a small bottle screw.
All the best,