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Re: Windex vs. anemometer opinions...
Agree with Tempest.. we've had wind instruments and still looked at the windex anyhow.. I'd be putting the money towards solar or a new sail. We have a handheld anemometer if we really need to know the windspeed beyond what we're feeling.
Narragansett Bay and the currents can be strong at times so a speed log may be in order. I never really thought that speed over ground vs. actual would screw me up.
Woudn't say it will 'screw you up'... for estimating time remaining SOG is actually more useful. Boat speed through the water is more important when gauging sail trim and how well the boat is going. Having both allows you to quantify the actual current conditions.
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Last edited by Faster; 12-28-2012 at 10:01 AM.