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Old 26-12-2017, 15:43   #1
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Garmin wireless wind

Mod. please don't move this to "our community " as I am asking technical questions,
Does anyone have any experience with the Garmin unit, or any recommendations ?
I won't repeat my post, it is over on Our community.
Many thanks, Alex.
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Re: Garmin wireless wind

I've had a lot of difficulty getting a reliable signal from the unit. It keeps dropping out. There is an option to run a 12 volt directly to the black box so I wonder if that would help.
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Re: Garmin wireless wind

Thanks Zboss,
I may be be wrong, but I understood from the Garmin literature that as I only going for the wind, I don't need a black box?
Trying to get a coherent answer out of any of them would tax a Saint!
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I understand I only need the masthead and the instrument and it powers thru the nmea2000, but will it use the boat speed of the chart plotter to give me true wind? Alex
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I have version 1 of the wind device - I think the new version allows you to go directly to a compatible chartplotter.
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Thanks Zboss, I think after the holidays, I will try Garmin again!
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Re: Garmin wireless wind

I already posted it in "Wireless windsensor".
I had a lot of problems with Wireless Garmin windsensor - the signal used to drop out near powerlines, close to busy cities.
Changed to wired one with black box - no issues.
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