I have spent several hours perusing the internet
for information and reviews
around current wind
speed and direction instruments on the market. The last forum I could dig up was in 2009 - 2010. I'm guessing things have changed a bit since then?
My question is more general - I want to know what the sailing community thinks about various wind
speed and direction instruments on the market. I have a Standard Horizon WS100 that is no longer functional. I live on my IP-31 sailboat and plan to cruise
to the Caribbean
over the next few years, so it is important that the instrument has some longevity.
I don't necessarily need all the bells and whistles of fancy systems, but I have come across multiple different makes including Garmin
, Maretron Ultrasonic, Navico
and B&E systems. Wireless & Analog-vs-Digital debates.
I'm a fan of simple, analog over digital (though that isn't a deal-breaker). I like the idea of a wireless system but I'm not sure the cost is worth it, plus I've heard varying degrees of issues with these. Perhaps that technology has improved since the last reviews
but it has been hard to find. A wired-setup is also intriguing, other than installation
hassle, but again, I'm more interested in value and quality and what sailors are finding with their experiences.
Any thoughts would be most welcome and helpful.
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