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Re: Wind indicator NOT for mast top

Originally Posted by claudino View Post
Checked the WestMarine catalog: not sure why, they don't carry those.

Thanks a lot for all the answers. I learned a lot just reading those.

I like Capt.aaron approach, but at the same time i'd like something to verify that approach. Otherwise i'll never know how close i am to read the wind right. I'll get some practice , some experience using the tales and wind-tells (and maybe later the windex) and when i'll feel good about it I'll become a complete Capt.aaron follower, using only my senses.
Keep in mind, I'm a sloppy lazy cruiser who is happy at 5 knots when I could probably be going 5.3 with a little bit more tenacity. I don't really go out sailing around the bay for fun very often unless it's a chater taking other people for fun. I shake down the boat and do passages and delivery's, I only ever race the tide and weather, so take anything I say with a grain of salt.

" Some are boat wise and some are other wise"

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