Cruisers Forum

  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 12-11-2012, 02:00   #16
Registered User
Carlisle Spirit's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Singapore
Boat: Carlisle Yachts: 59' Cutter-rigged Deck Saloon
Posts: 161
Re: Tack Tick Wind Instrument

I have been negotiating to get a replacement unit (tacktick MHU) with Raymarine for about 6 mths now. We have had one replacement unit for free when the original MHU did not function at all . Raymarine have admitted in an email that there were a complete batch issue which were faulty

It's exhausting dealing with these guys but will not give up on this

Never heard about the max 50 foot range rule. My mast is 76 foot and it worked fine for about 3 mths (about a year ago now)

** I simply gave up on the spinning wheel speed measurement gizmo. It's rubbish and never tallies with anything close the GPS SOG reading (yes I understand they are measuring different things )
Depth seems to be working but will not interface with the full Raymarine system

On balance it's fair to say I think my TackTick purchase was a complete mistake and getting service from Raymarine here in Asia is a joke

Carlisle Spirit
Carlisle Spirit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2012, 02:53   #17
Registered User
stevensuf's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Algarve, Portugal
Boat: Gib sea 43
Posts: 996
Images: 10
Re: Tack Tick Wind Instrument

I have a tack tick wind instrument and also have very intermittent signal problems, appears to h ave a mind of its own, shows nothing then works for days fine, then decides to quite again, diagnostics say no signal between the unit, who knows!!

My opinion, Don't buy one!

If the pen is mightier than the sword, then my keyboard must be a nuclear missile!
stevensuf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2012, 04:09   #18
Registered User
MysticGringo's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Southern Chesapeake
Boat: Sabre 42
Posts: 170
I have a tacktick wind instrument, and their triducer instruments with a dual display. I love them. I occasionally have a problem getting the signal from the wind instrument, but I just turn it off and then on again and it works.

As for the speed being off... it will never agree with you SOG except under limited circumstances. I have two knot meters, located in different places on the hull. One gets sort of shielded by my keel on certain tacks and points of wind, but mostly they agree.

Best thing about the wireless display is taking it off, and bringing it to your berth at night as a depth alarm, or to watch wind speeds. Well, best thing other than the frustration of running cables all over during installation.
MysticGringo is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
High Outpur Alternator vs Wind Generator Strygaldwir Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 91 07-12-2020 19:35
Route Planning with GRIB - Work in Progress PjotrC OpenCPN 208 27-08-2012 00:31
Wind Instrument Diagnostics Charlie Marine Electronics 2 22-07-2012 21:17
For Sale: Raymarine ST60 Wind System clsailor Classifieds Archive 0 30-06-2011 03:42
Raymarine ST60+ wind instrument problem PetenSuz Marine Electronics 7 28-06-2011 07:27

Advertise Here

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 16:21.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.