We've had such a nice summer cruise
so far, no significant gear
problems of any kind, and now this
I left the boat for a few days for a business trip, with the instruments shut down. Came back and flipped them on, and the wind
instruments reads 99 knots.
I've rebooted the system several times, reset the device instance, gone into the calibration, but -- nothing.
The DSM250 shows 99 knots, then down to 8 knots, back up to 99, with a regular pattern, while the wind
direction goes around over 45 degrees back and forth, and about 60 to 105 degrees off the real wind direction.
The regular, non-random pattern of this seems to indicate to me that the WSO100 is bad, not the connection. I will probably go up the mast
later today (my former crew, from last year, has just caught up with me on their own boat) and play with the connection, but I have little hope that it is connected with this.
These things are expensive in Europe
(nearly $1000) and hard to get here in the Eastern Gulf of Finland
I left my old Raymarine
ST60 wind instrument in place, so maybe I will try to get it working instead. The problem is that much of the old network cabling was removed when I installed my new N2K network 3 1/2 years ago, so it might be an involved job to get it connected again. Might be worth acquiring one of those Actisense converters to put the data into the N2K network.
Anyone ever experience a failure like this? Any words of wisdom?