How to create a Wind Deflector

by David Daniels

What I did to create the wind deflector was to manufacture a stainless hoop frame 12mm diameter approx 14" high and two sleeves which I attached to the Merlin inner sides to enable it to be easily removable. I then covered the frame with a mosquito net which I bought from a caravan / camping place. I finally covered this net / frame with some soft garden hose split along its length and superglue over the net.

Alternatively to making a stainless steel frame you could possibly use 15mm copper water pipe and solder the ends using elbows. The whole thing including the net was sprayed with satin black pant after manufacture so it makes no odds really on what material you use.

I still have not had a chance to test it but feel confident that it will work.