Hey, tempest finally arrived Saturday. Wind had been light except for Sunday afternoon. Was out sailing on Lake down hill from house. Winds were up near 20mph. Lulls felt like maybe in 8-10 range. My weather station which is up the hill was reporting wind at 12mph first. And had since it came out of the box reported lulls at 0.0mph. It’s this part of the learning period I keep reading about here and there? Am I missing something obvious?
Tempest has a clear fetch of air from south, west and east. My roofline is at the same level as tempest to the north. Not sure I can find a longer mast without excessive wobble. Currently 10’ mast supported at bottom 3rd. No wobble, very taught install. Tempest is dampened with vinyl tube between steel mast and mount.
Mast is set on quarter of balcony, about 7ft above flat roof. Balcony roof elevation is about 30ft. Total elevation of tempest is 37ft give or take.
View from deck/balcony
View from ground level
View towards south southwest
Predominant winds here are out of south.