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Raymarine ST60 Wind Unit

Hello,

The boat I am purchasing has a Raymaine ST60 wind unit. The wind speed seems to work OK but the wind direction does not. It spins around and around. The masthead points in the same direction as the windex.

Any ideas on what is wrong and how to correct it? Do I need to calibrate the unit?

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The raymarine website has info on the tests that can be done to test the masthead indicator. You need a voltmeter but the tests are quite simple. Your cable from the masthead could be the problem. I had a similar problem and had to replace the masthead unit.
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The website also has downloads for manuals. The ST60 manual explains how to align the wind instrument arrow with the boat heading. However if the wind instrument arrow spins around I don't think alignment will fix the problem.

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Re: Raymarine ST60 Wind Unit

As others have said, there is a calibration procedure for the wind direction that is pretty easily down while motoring, though you will look like a lost soul out there in the process Details are in the downloadable manual, but the gist of it is, you drive the boat in a couple of complete circles and then while in calibration mode you head directly into the wind.
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