SailNet Community - View Single Post - True Wind Speed and Direction

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  
View Single Post
Old 11-28-2008   #4
Senior Member
CalypsoP35's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Cape Cod
Posts: 330
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 9
CalypsoP35 is on a distinguished road
The boat speed I understand, and that I agree if you are using speed over water you won't get an accurate reading, although if you're not in an extremely strong current you should be able to get a pretty good reading of the true wind speed.

The compass connection is not necessary if you are just looking to get a true wind direction that is in relation to your current boat heading. And if you really want to know what the compass direction of the wind is, just look at your compass and the true wind direction in relation to your boat and you should be able to get a pretty accurate reading of the compass heading of the wind.
CalypsoP35 is offline   Reply With Quote Share with Facebook

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:50 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
(c) LLC 2000-2012

The store is owned and operated by a company independent of the forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.