I have just the wind
instrument and non of the other parts
. The company support is pretty good. I did have problems with my first one but the second one has been great. I'm coming up on 2 years now. The warranty is 2 full years.
They install easy and there is nothing what so ever you can service
. Putting all the parts
togetjher and turning each on in setup mode configures them as part of the network. You are then ready to install them.
They are not cheap
but the install is pretty basic with cables
to run except power to the through hulls if you use the depth
and speed sensors. You use two bolts to attach a plate to the mast head
, then attach the wind
feathers assemply to that with two SS bolts.
power part of it is pretty amazing. You are supposed to be able to run in the dak for three days straight. Under sail I keep the display at the helm
under the bimini
, so it does not get much for direct sun. I store it in a spot so it faces south ou a port in the saloon
so it has sun light any time I'm not around. It's never not been at a 100% charge except for when I first took it out of the box. You can also hard wire them to a fix mounting and use 12 volts too, such as a below deck
display. You can add as many displays as you can afford
. Each unit is 100% sealed and I don't think you could open one without breaking it.
It is nice to take the wind display down below deck
and be able to check wind speed in the middle of the night from the bunk.
I have not found any downsides except they could get zapped by lightning
or at least the masthead sensor could. The effort you save on installation
might be worth the extra money
though a depth
/ speed log would still need a through hull
with 12 volts of power. The full intergration of all the parts makes for some nice data displays. I may add the NEMA interface to genrate some of the extra goodies I can't get now. It would let me connect my GPS
and allow it to compute true wind and other info on the same display.