Hanging Gullsweep® - HGS-1 (6' diameter, allow for 7')
Ideally suited for Sailboats where a line can quickly be deployed.
Model HGS-1 with Snap Clip. Ideal for hanging from a taut rope. Hang from a rope strung between mast & fore or back stay.
The hanging Gullsweep® (Model HGS-1) is easy to install. Tie a loop in the middle of a line securing one end to the mast and the other to the fore or back stay. The line should be relatively tight so as to support a hanging Gullsweep® (weighs 12 oz.), and give sufficient distance above the deck or boom and allow a minimum horizontal distance of 7 feet per Gullsweep® for the rotation diameter.
Your Hanging Gullsweep® is ready to be hung. When attaching it to a line, be sure it is high enough and has sufficient room to rotate. The bottom eye on the support rod can be used to attach a light line which will assure the Gullsweep® will not swing around in a heavy wind. This bottom straightening line should not be tight and could be secured around the boom to help stabilize the Gullsweep®.
To put into storage, simply unsnap from the support line, untie bottom tether line, fold the arms up and together with the center support rod. Put the vanes into the storage position over the rods so they lay flat to each other. Place in a safe, out of the way location.
Easy to rig up, take down and store away. Since the Gullsweep® is suspended it will always stay vertical to the water and with a snap ring secured to the rope, the Gullsweep® cannot fall overboard or get lost.
The diameter with arms extended is 5½’ with 30’’ clearance over the arms to the snap hook on top. All Gullsweep® require wind to rotate. Best value available, pays for itself over and over again!