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Re: Wind indicator NOT for mast top
If it's not about constant checking on your sails, but rather an intermittent, and general check, perhaps a Kestrel windmeter (handheld) might be the right choice. Some of those have wind direction too (I believe those models uses an ultrasonic sensor for direction).
They're far from cheap, though.
Spiting into the wind is free, and it will give you a good idea of how fast it's blow'n as well. Pi$$ 'n in the wind is also free, great visual on directon and force.
" Some are boat wise and some are other wise"