(May 12th 2017)
This evening I dug out my Aloft Alone mast climbing kit and shimmied up the mast.
I need to work out where and to install the bluetooth SailTimer wind instrument, which replaces to previous wired one. I had the rigger install a new “manual” wind vane last year – it lasted a few weeks before a pteradactyl knocked it off.
Also, the line for hoisting courtesy flags has been broken for a few months, so whilst on the way up I was able to get that fixed.
I previously sent my drone up to take a look (I should post this to YouTube) but have to get up there to touch, see and feel.
Here is what I saw..
Yacht Club, boat yard, Corpus.
Sunset, Corpus Christi
Base of wind vane, demolished by belligerent bird: new home of SailTimer
Tri-color mast nav & anchor light, green mousing string and redundant wind instrument cable from old unit
Funfair, Corpus Promenade, obscured by Colin.
I finally plucked up the courage to fly my Solo Drone to take some pics of Frank.
The goal was to take a look at the top of the mast, so I could decide where to put the Bluetooth wind instrument from SailTimer. And to get some external pics of Frank.
Here is the video On YouTube, and here on Dropbox:Birdseye View of Frank. It works best if you download rather than stream from the link – the file is about 70mb.
Top of mast showing light, antenna and missing wind vane