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Old 01-11-2010, 06:21   #1
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Repairing a Raymarine Wind Transducer

The electronics seem to be fine, but the foil broke off the vane, so I'm thinking of attempting a repair, rather than pay $400+ for a new transducer. And I seriously doubt Raymarine sells just the replacement vane.

I was thinking of maybe getting a replacement windex vane and fastening it somehow.

Has anyone done it before?
What did you use?
Waht materials/hardware for attaching it?

Just look for ideas from someone who may have done this, before I start, so I can possibly do one less trip up the mast.
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:37   #2
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Certainly is worth a try as otherwise the unit is "dumpster" bound. Just be sure to get the "balance" correct so that the "arrow/feather" is not heavier at either the pointy end or feather end. And be sure to make a mark on the shaft with a tool so you can align the new feather direction with the old feather/vane direction.
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Old 01-11-2010, 07:44   #3
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Yup, I was thinking of cutting what's left of the old one off, and obviously centering the new one on the old mount, on it's pivot. Just not 100% sure about how to attach it yet. Maybe a few of these guys, with some small screws?
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Raymarine sell spare cups, so may well do a spare vane. Since its only plastic shouldn't cost too much.

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Re: marking the shaft. You don't need to do that as you can set the angle in the calibration menu.

Exactly what's broken? The fin?
Someone posted a pic on 'lectronic latitude one time where they fixed one by gluing on a credit card.
Trim it for rough balance after unscrewing the forward facing weight halfway out, then adjust the weight for perfect balance.
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What do you know. They actually do sell just a spare vane. And only $24. Not too bad.
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Got a link? Mine's got a crack in the fin. Just a matter of time until it falls off.
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No link, but the part # is E28081. This is for an ST60, may be different depending on the model.
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No link, but the part # is E28081. This is for an ST60, may be different depending on the model.
I put the part number into ebay and got this:

E28081 items - Get great deals on Electronics, Computers Networking items on eBay.com!
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I am Raymarine service agent in Cape Town and did repair several of this wind transducer: Vane and Cups (was a servce kit) are not available for the ST50 anymore, any service tec should still have some (sec hand) spares..... as I do. Try the nearest one... Udo
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I got my hands on ST50 Vane and Cups off a dealer 5 months ago maybe they are still on the market here in Aus anyway.
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An extra set of cups and wind direction vane should be in every spares kit.
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Re: Repairing a Raymarine Wind Transducer

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I am Raymarine service agent in Cape Town and did repair several of this wind transducer: Vane and Cups (was a servce kit) are not available for the ST50 anymore, any service tec should still have some (sec hand) spares..... as I do. Try the nearest one... Udo
Are you still in the marine instrument service business? I recently dropped the little magnetic element from the bottom of the ST60 Wind Vane portion of the transducer and wish to replace that tiny bit without buying another unit. I was up the mast tower replacing the vane which was slightly stuck to the shaft after removing the little screw and in pulling it off the top came off the unit. (it is just retained by the friction of the two small O-rings. The shaft still stuck to the vane I pulled on the little business part of the vane and the magnet dropped off. Can you help me?
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