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Old 10-01-2016, 10:45   #1
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Monitor Air Vane dimensions

I have a Monitor, but it is missing the airvane. Anyone know the correct standard and light air vane dimensions? Thanks.
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Re: Monitor Air Vane dimensions

http://www.selfsteer.com/partsService/monitor/index.php

Id suggest you buy the "Airvane Kit" direct from Scanmar. You get the light and heavy weather vanes for $130.00. Much more sensitive and durable than something cobbled at home. I keep the homemade set as spares but it looks as if the Scanmar set would last a lifetime. I put a couple thousand miles on last season and they are like new.
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Old 10-01-2016, 15:03   #3
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Re: Monitor Air Vane dimensions

It is shown in Section 6.7 of the manual:

http://www.selfsteer.com/products/mo...tionNumber=6.7

This section gives instructions on how to build your own airvane:

http://www.selfsteer.com/products/mo...mages/6.7A.gif
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Old 10-01-2016, 16:01   #4
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Re: Monitor Air Vane dimensions

Thanks Smokester. I must have looked at their website 2 dozen times and never saw that there is a manual. Duh.
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Re: Monitor Air Vane dimensions

If your going to make one sanibel, I would suggest the larger one. I have the smaller one and I have needed the bigger one even up here in the PNW, where we use a ball and chain for wind direction....
I have heard rumor that some people have halfway circumnavigated before they even knew there was a smaller one...
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Re: Monitor Air Vane dimensions

Looks like the big one is made of hollow core polycarbonate sheeting which is used around here for hurricane shutters, should be easy to find. Very light and stiff.
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Re: Monitor Air Vane dimensions

Not for a Monitor but made a lightweight blade for my vane. Went to a commercial plastics company and had them cut 4' X 8" sections of 1/4" corrugated plastic. The same stuff that Monitor uses for the light air vane. Don't remember what it cost but it wasn't anywhere near what Monotor supplied and I got 4 pieces instead of one. Used a saber saw to notch the plastic to fit the vane mount.
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