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Re: Wind indicator NOT for mast top
On my O'day 27 i do not have a wind indicator and i'm planning to get one but i just don't want the trouble to install it on mast top.
I'm not racing, so i just want something simple affordable trouble-less.
I saw a couple of things that look OK :
1) Wind-Tels from Davis (shroud mounted)
2) Sailsteady (this is deck-mounted, flexible, mostly for lasers but i was wondering if it would be OK also for a bigger boat). Practical Sailor magazine talks a bit about it in the last issue.
Why not simply mount a pennant staff on your bow pulpit and find a small light-weight pennant that you like to fly as a windex or, for that matter, mount a windex arrowhead on the top of the thing?
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