Great Hawk Wind Indicator

The Great Hawk is a scaled up version of the original Hawk. It is designed for Cruising and Racing Yachts up to 20m. The Great Hawk Vane arm is made from the same super tough nylon and the Reference Arms are made of glassed filled nylon for ultimate rigidity and UV Protection. The precision balanced vane arm and Hawks “V” Jewel bearing surface gives instant response to shifts and gusts with minimal inertia. The Reference Arms can be preset at 55, 60 or 65 degrees or any angle you prefer and can be used for either upwind or downwind angles. The 5mm Aluminium support rod is strong enough to take normal wear and tear, but can be bent straight should it be knocked while the mast is being stepped or unstepped.

The Great Hawk is easily removed from its mounting bracket with one screw and the mast bracket can be mounted vertically or horizontally. In addition the Great Hawk can be bolted down to any pre-drilled 8mm holes in the mast head crane using the supplied adaptor with nut and bolt.

Hawk Wind Indicator Features:

  • Vane Arm Length: 38cm
  • Overall Height: 29cm
  • Overall Weight: 70gms
  • Bearing: “V” Jewel
  • UV Protected: Yes
  • Balanced Arm: Counter Weight

Use:
Cruising and Racing Yachts up to 20m.

Product Code: HK01

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Description

Great Hawk Wind Indicator

Great Hawk Wind IndicatorThe Great Hawk is a scaled up version of the original Hawk. It is designed for Cruising and Racing Yachts up to 20m. The Great Hawk Vane Arm is made from the same super tough nylon and the Reference Arms are also made of glassed filled nylon for ultimate rigidity and UV Protection. The precision balanced vane arm and Hawks “V” Jewel bearing surface gives instant response to shifts and gusts with minimal inertia. The Reference Arms can be preset at 55, 60 or 65 degrees or any angle you prefer and can be used for either upwind or downwind angles. The 5mm Aluminium support rod is strong enough to take normal wear and tear, but can be bent straight should it be knocked while the mast is being stepped or unstepped.

The Great Hawk is easily removed from its mounting bracket with one screw and the mast bracket can be mounted vertically or horizontally. In addition the Great Hawk can be bolted down to any pre-drilled 8mm holes in the mast head crane using the supplied adaptor with nut and bolt.

Great Hawk Wind Indicator Features:

  • Vane Arm Length: 38cm
  • Overall Height: 29cm
  • Overall Weight: 70gms
  • Bearing: “V” Jewel
  • UV Protected: Yes
  • Balanced Arm: Counter Weight

Use:
Cruising and Racing Yachts up to 20m.

Kit Includes

  • Vane Arm
  • Left Reference Arm
  • Right Reference Arm
  • Aluminium Support Rod
  • Locking Block
  • Mast Clamp
  • Locking Pieces
  • Mast Clamp Crane Adaptor
  • 8mm bolt, nut and washer
  • Self tapping Screw

Assembly Instructions

  1. The Vane Arm should be perfectly balanced when it leaves the factory
  2. Test this by putting the Support Rod into the vane arm and just slowly lift it off the table. The Vane Arm should remain parallel to the table
  3. If either end of the Vane arm drops quickly you will need to reposition the Counter Weight
  4. Gently bend the front of the Vane Arm until the counter weight lifts up. Slide it in the necessary direction and retest
  5. When the position of the Counter Weight is correct ensure it is securely pushed into the Vane
  6. Select the Locking Piece required for the angle of your Reference arms (55, 60, 65 degs or friction only for any angle)
  7. Push the reference arms into the locking piece so that the Flats on the Reference Arms Line up with the ridge on the locking piece
  8. Except the friction only any angle one which has no ridge
  9. Now push the Reference Arms into the locking Piece
  10. Screw the 2 x 15mm self tapping screws up into the locking block to hold the Reference Arms in securely
  11. The Locking Block, Locking Piece and the Reference Arms should now be fully assembled
  12. Place the Vane Arm in to the Locking Block such that the lip on the Vane Arm fits into the slot between the Locking Block and Locking Piece
  13. Push the Support Rod needle up through the locking Block and into the Vane Arm
  14. Hold the Locking Block and keep pushing the Support Rod until the Vane Arm is lifted off the locking block by 1mm
  15. The Vane Arm should now rotate freely with minimal friction

Mounting

  1. When the set up is correct tighten the Locking Block Screw to fix it in place
  2. The Mast Clamp can be screwed to the mast using the 2 screws provided. Drill 2 holes with a 3.5mm drill
  3. The Great Hawk can then be pushed into the Mast Clamp and tightened using the large screw and a normal screw driver
  4. It can also be easily removed with a screw driver

Alternatives

  1. Many Masts have a hole or series of holes on the Crane for attaching Wind Indicators or Antennas
  2. The Great Hawk comes with a Mast Clamp adaptor that can be bolted through a hole
  3. Then simply screw the Mast Clamp down into the Adaptor with the screws provided and use the Mast Clamp in the normal way
  4. The Mast Clamp is also designed to be attached the side of your mast if required
  5. The Support Rod may need to be bent so that it stands vertically when the boat and mast are in their neutral position
  6. You may need to loosen the Locking Block and rotate it until the reference arms are equal distance either side of the boats centre line
  7. Ensure the locking block is re-tightened and the Vane Arm is still clear of the Locking Block

Please refer to the manufacturer’s website for more information: www.hawkmarineproducts.com