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Re: Wind indicator NOT for mast top

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Originally Posted by arknoah View Post
That's what I thought. Maybe I'm not sophisticated enough to use just the tall-tales, but I prefer to have both those and the Windex. One tells me the general origin of the wind, and the other lets me know when the sail is trimmed properly. I wouldn't be able to use only one and do as well as I should -- at least not with my current level of skill.
No-one can without tell-tales. When aerodynamic engineers are wind tunnel testing cars they cover them with tell-tale tufts to illustrate the flow over the model. They also use smoke generators to help the same way but we don't have that option on boats.
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