Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 27-09-2016, 23:30   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2015
Boat: Catalina 36
Posts: 23
Inexpensive Wind Sensor

I have a Garmin 741xs Chartplotter and I need a compatible wind sensor that will integrate. Has to be very low cost.

Anyone have a suggestion?
__________________

__________________
charleshagen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-09-2016, 17:58   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: canada
Posts: 1,565
Re: Inexpensive Wind Sensor

I don't think anything is cheap...

the maretron wind sensor would work.

I think a simrad one with a simnet plug should also work. not one of the analog ones.
__________________

__________________
smac999 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-09-2016, 18:25   #3
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: between the devil and the deep blue sea
Boat: a sailing boat
Posts: 16,835
Re: Inexpensive Wind Sensor

NASA makes a less expensive nmea 183 sensor. That's if your instrument is 183.

b.
__________________
barnakiel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-09-2016, 18:31   #4
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Astoria, NY
Boat: Sabre 38
Posts: 377
Re: Inexpensive Wind Sensor

Quote:
Originally Posted by barnakiel View Post
NASA makes a less expensive nmea 183 sensor. That's if your instrument is 183.

b.

I am sure the Garmin will accept 0183.

Used would be the way to go. Can't be hard to find a used 0183 wind instrument.


Sent from my iPhone using Cruisers Sailing Forum
__________________
Stephen

s/v Carpe Ventum
1983 Sabre 38
My Intro
fallingeggs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-09-2016, 09:52   #5
Senior Cruiser
 
roverhi's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Kona, Hawaii, Carlsbad, CA
Boat: 1969 Pearson 35 #108 & 1976 Sabre 28
Posts: 5,823
Send a message via Yahoo to roverhi
Re: Inexpensive Wind Sensor

Windex, cheap and reliable. Just couldn't resist. Will a plotter be able to factor in wind on course and speed or do you just want it to display speed and direction of the wind??
__________________
Peter O.
'Ae'a Pearson 35
roverhi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-09-2016, 14:41   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2015
Boat: Catalina 36
Posts: 23
Re: Inexpensive Wind Sensor

Here is the one I bought. Windspeed and direction compatible with Garmin chart plotter.

Clipper Nmea Wind Sensor
__________________

__________________
charleshagen is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
wind

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Inexpensive heading sensor? Turbofly OpenCPN 48 07-11-2015 00:57
Wind Sensor on Mizzen Good Idea? Sea Conquest Marine Electronics 3 27-06-2009 11:03
Remove B&G 213 Wind Sensor? s/v Jedi Marine Electronics 6 11-06-2009 13:14
B & G Wind Sensor Type 283 Vasco Marine Electronics 5 08-03-2009 10:29
Navman depth & speed transducers, wind sensor, NIB fastfr8r Classifieds Archive 5 22-09-2008 15:12


Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:34.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.