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post #23 of Old 03-29-2013
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Re: Wind indicator NOT for mast top

I don't know. My head sail tells me when I'm about to jibe. Or the quiet calm that occurs just prior. Riding the edge of a jibe is a skill aquired through practice and sensing the enviroment around you. For a long run, I'll interlock two heads and go wing n wing. Maybe pole 'em. Put a preventer on the Main if that's whats happening. I still think you need a sense of what the wind is doing with out a plastic gadget percarioulsy pearched on the mast head to tell you. A peice orange nylon on the shroud is a good, cheap, "not on the mast head" as the OP asked for. I'd like to see people get away from gadgets that tell you things you should be able to sense, especially something as crucial as wind direction, or should I say obvious as wind direction.

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