SailNet Community - View Single Post - Just how important is a wind gauge?
View Single Post
post #6 of Old 06-19-2008
"On a Tartan 30"
BlowinSouth's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: At Anchor in Niantic, CT.
Posts: 127
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Send a message via Yahoo to BlowinSouth
Are you talking about an anemometer (wind speed) or a wind direction indicator? I do like my masthead windex but it's not a vital piece of gear for me. I have, can and would sail without one just fine. Like was mentioned before a piece of yarn on a stay will tell you wind direction.

Also, if you mean anemometer, that also is not a vital piece of gear. You can tell when it's time to reef by how the boat is handling.

Just my two cents.
BlowinSouth is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome