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Old 05-08-2016, 14:55   #1
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wireless wind indicators

Anyone had any experience of wireless wind Instruments eg NASA clipper. Do they work? Any problems
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Old 08-08-2016, 07:48   #2
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Re: wireless wind indicators

Any wireless instrument has 2 things you need to consider:
- frequency - be sure there is no interference
- battery life - be sure you will be able to change it easily when it will die
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Re: wireless wind indicators

We have Nexus, now Garmin. Nexus support was great. Garmin. Not so much. To change the batteries requires a trip up the mast.


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Re: wireless wind indicators

as in anny battery powereddevice the problem is the battery andbattery charging circuit, NAsa and tactick are the worse, seems that the new garmin is a litle bit better but there are still new, i presume that in 4-5years will have a high rate of faulty units... not always changing the battery solves the problem and the repair out of waranty is realy expensive.
Just think about the mobile phones: how long the battery will serve you... not more than a couple of years... I totaly advice against anny wireless solutions for the mastheads...
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Re: wireless wind indicators

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as in anny battery powereddevice the problem is the battery andbattery charging circuit, NAsa and tactick are the worse, seems that the new garmin is a litle bit better but there are still new, i presume that in 4-5years will have a high rate of faulty units... not always changing the battery solves the problem and the repair out of waranty is realy expensive.
Just think about the mobile phones: how long the battery will serve you... not more than a couple of years... I totaly advice against anny wireless solutions for the mastheads...
Agreed. +1
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Re: wireless wind indicators

From my own experience on aluminum boat - I tried wireless wind instrument, but because of metal boat, signal was not reliable.
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Re: wireless wind indicators

I have been using the TackTick for 7 years. Service is by Raymarine now and they are terrific. The instrument will run and run forever. I generally just leave it on unless I get several days in a row of overcast. I found that it is subject to electromagnetic interference. If I am close to a power plant it will shut down. Once I'm further away, I re-boot and it comes right up.
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