Got a new boat with ST60 wind
display. Windspeed was OK but no directional info. I fiddled with the wires at the mast
base and it seemed to work, although I could not compare it to my windex which was stuck. I did not pay much attention to whether it was working right, in retrospect,I wish I had.
In preparation for passage
under a low bridge, I pulled the transducer and noted the vane portion is absent. The transducer is R28170. Figuring it was broken, I ordered a E28081 repair kit. The cups do not match, no big deal, since mine are OK, nor does the vane match online pics, but most problematic is that the vane does not have a way to attach. It appears that the whole vane mechanism is absent, no shaft etc, almost like it was never there. On top I have a smooth center hole, no threads, lip, catch, groove etc. There are also 4 slightly countersunk smooth bore blind holes. It does not look like anything was broken off or previously removed. Online pics of the R28170 show the vane. I have seen some where one of the cups have a small wing, but these seem to be symmetric.
anyone familiar with replacing the vane on this unit or if it is OK?