Just completed changing the bearings in accordance with Andreas's guidance and wanted to confirm that his instructions and picture were exactly correct.
Also wanted to update that the link provided is still good and Boco Bearing Company still carries the necessary replacement bearings.
Also wanted to add that I could not locate a stainless steel retaining clip/ring to replace the one that you need to pry off the shaft of the anemometer. (which one needs to remove in order to get at the bearings). It is in Andreas's picture next to the group of the 4 screws. I attempted to reinstall the old retaining clip but was unable to.
I ultimately obtained a 3 mm e-style stainless steel retaining ring from Boco Tools. The ring however was a fraction of a milimeter to thick to fit into the shaft groove. Using a Dremel tool with grinding wheel
I ground the e-style retaining ring so that it would fit into the shaft groove. This substitute ring does not secure the disc (black and white disc in the bottom right hand corner of Andreas's picture) as well as the old retaining clip. But I believe the clip will be adequate...time will tell.
My other concern is wether the inner electronics
will remain protected from the elemnets. The seals
remained sticky and flexible so I'm optimistic. Also I reapplied the lable to cover the 4 tiny housing screws. The adhesive
was still intact and appear to firmy adhere properly. Again time will tell.
If the Tactick fails at some future time I will post an update.
Last comment...This tacktick wind transmitter is 5 years old and I consider it unacceptable that the bearings corroded and failed in such a short period. The unit whose replacement value is in the $600-$700 range, should be better engineered. Apparently Raymarine
has re-engineered the unit so that the user can more easily replace the bearings with their $80 kit. Never the less I still find it unacceptable (if I'm guessing correctly) that one need to change the bearings every 5 years. Also I found Raymarine totally unresponsive to my request for help with my older unit.