Tagged: Self-Steering

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Lewis Ready To Test

After some pretty solid work sessions I’ve now got ‘Lewis’ finished and mounted on the stern and I’ve figured out the connection to the tiller bar. From what I can see it should work but I...

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Wind & Water

Quick ‘Lewis’ update. Today I made and test fitted the bit that catches the wind i.e. the vane. It’s made of carbon fibre tube infilled with 10mm foam board and covered with duct tape. Gail will...

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Body Of Work

The new pod enclosures have been a real treat these last few days and any slight doubts I had about their worth have been blown away by the strong wind and hailstorms we’ve been through recently....

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Coming Together

I’ve learned that the best way to deal with my weather induced depression is to crack on with something productive that will pay dividends when the sunshine returns. To that end today I’ve been hiding in...

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West Wing East Wing

Gail is up country for a couple of weeks so I’m here on my lonesome just cracking on with jobs as best I can. The weather remains cold and it’s wearing me down but I know...

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In The Swing

After an icy start the day turned out positively Spring like, I put it to good use and got the self-steering pendulum pretty much finished. The job was fairly straightforward although care was needed to get...

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Pod Enclosures & More Lewis

Back in December we ordered up a new set of enclosures for the deck pod but due to holidays and weather, delivery and fitting kept getting delayed but this week we got a break and they...

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Lewis Update

Sorry it’s been a while since my last post, I’ve had to sort out some new mobile WiFi internet access as the marina WiFi was a)crap and b)expensive and apart from that there were a couple...

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Metal Bashing

I spent most of today marking, cutting, drilling, grinding and tapping metal. The purchase of some decent drill bits and a refinement of technique meant that drilling holes became far less painful. It’s still a time...

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His Name Is Lewis

Ok so here we go, the little matter of a DIY self-steering system to get built. I reckoned I’d soon get fed up with talking about ‘the self-steering system’ and as it’ll hopefully become a very...