Originally Posted by barnakiel
Do we see wind vanes on Minis?
He is sailing an ULDB. Off the wind, down the wave, the apparent wind shifts dramatically and may drop off to less than a wind vane needs to tip the vane.
No, haven't seen a vane on any Minis, but also don't much pay attention to Minis, other than one of many skiff's people race
around bouys. Just looked at various pics on the web, and just realized the boat is truly tiny. More than I imagined. The whole boat weighs less than the keel
on my alberg 30
Still, the early day windvanes were routinely mounted on deck
and/or rear struts supporting the backstay, for example see Blondie Hasler wind vanes on Vertues and folk boats. So I suppose it is possible to rig one on a Moore 24. I think the Cape Horn is a modern production vane that might work also- mine certainly works well right down to 2-3 knots. Although I don't have any experience with sailing so fast the boat leaps off the wave. New dynamics there!
In any event, At the present rate of tiler pilot consumption
, shall we call it TPC, (or maybe TP/1000NM- Tiller Pilots per thousand miles of travel
) Web will need approximately between 12 and 24 more units to sail across the Indian Ocean
, round Cape Horn, voyage across the south Atlantic and return across the Pacific to make San Diego