It looks like the raymarine
windtranducer can either use an analog display or with the ITC converter box, the new shiny i70 digital display. Do you guys have a preference for this? I'm really split. I love the looks of the i70 but having to add another possible failure point and more wires with the ITC box makes me lean towards the analog i60.
They both interface with the autopilots equally well right? Allowing you to self steer by wind
and not just compass
Has anyone ever mounted the transducer temporarily anywhere near the death? Like on the stern rail maybe?
I know the sails
disrupt the wind
, but how bad? No one wants to be hired to go up the mast
, and the quote I got for pulling it down was $2500. I would like to get a system where I can climb the mast
solo, but right now I would need someone to take me up, and I can get someone, just not reliably, I think this will take multiple trips. Going up, realizing something won't work, coming down, going back up.
I've also done mostly work lately, and this is one of the last pieces to out in place, but I'm done and it's time to go sai,in general, not do more boat work, so I thought I could mount it somewhere else for now? Bad idea?