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post #4 of Old 11-28-2008
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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.
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