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Re: Wind indicator NOT for mast top
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.
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.