SailNet Community - View Single Post - Knotmeter- Clarification needed
View Single Post
  #14  
Old 12-22-2009
jackdale's Avatar
jackdale jackdale is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Posts: 8,745
Thanks: 25
Thanked 31 Times in 28 Posts
Rep Power: 6
jackdale will become famous soon enough
I pull the knotmeter quite often. Usually it is just to show folks how to do it. Sometimes to clean it.

I agree with Faster; the knotmeter is better for sail trim, if you are into that sort of thing. The GPS uses average speeds over a number of waypoints, the knotmeter is more instantaneous.

In new designs, there is a flap inside the the tube, that prevents a huge amount of water from getting in. It is not prefect, but it does give you peace of mind.
__________________
__________________
ISPA Yachtmaster Offshore Instructor Evaluator
Sail Canada Advanced Cruising Instructor
IYT Yachtmaster Coastal Instructor
As I sail, I praise God, and care not. (Luke Foxe)
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook