Wind Generator

What we have done since Christmas 2012 to end of January 2013.

well she is up. Done to specks and it should be great. The crew keeps looking at a friends boat that has his Four Winds mounted with stainless.
Well she is up. Done to specks and it should be great. The crew keeps looking at a friends boat that has his Four Winds mounted with stainless.

 

The shape end of the beast. Four winds did not survive the recesion but they made simple and robust products
The shape end of the beast. Four winds did not survive the recesion but they made simple and robust products

 

Putting the tail on the beasty. After all these months looking at the thing in bits it was quite exciting to find that all the bits fitted.
Putting the tail on the beasty. After all these months looking at the thing in bits it was quite exciting to find that all the bits fitted.

 

More hands do work. Paul gave up his Saturday afternoon and things went along real smoothly.
More hands do work. Paul gave up his Saturday afternoon and things went along real smoothly.

 

The blades tail are on. Yes I did put the blades on backwards. Luckily their are 2 other boats with the four winds on the dock
The blades tail are on. Yes I did put the blades on backwards. Luckily their are 2 other boats with the four winds on the dock

 

One of the fun parts of doing this work is figuring out all the little tweaks that to be done so so other wise the whole show will not work. Here the lower bearing (plastic collar) has to be attached but too tightly otherwise the beasty will not swing in the wind
One of the fun parts of doing this work is figuring out all the little tweaks that to be done so so other wise the whole show will not work. Here the lower bearing (plastic collar) has to be attached but too tightly otherwise the beasty will not swing in the wind

 

Paul fixing the trap collar. This stops the rig taking off!
Paul fixing the trap collar. This stops the rig taking off!

 

One thing you quickly come to understand with a boat is that everything is created just small enough to inflict pain and suffering but doable so you have to do it.
One thing you quickly come to understand with a boat is that everything is created just small enough to inflict pain and suffering but doable so you have to do it.

 

Looks agricultural but it is in the book, so here we go.
Looks agricultural but it is in the book, so here we go.

 

DSC_0025More information about Wind Generator from our previous post ‘here’