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Wind Instrument Alternatives
My ST50 wind speed instrument finally died (both mast head and control head) and I am trying to identify a reasonable alternative. It seems that the Navman/Northstar W310 and the Moor Electronics CAPW are both about $400.00. All the others are close to $1000 (Raymarine ST60, Garmin GWS10,etc...). I am leaving out the Nasa Clipper because it looks really flimsy. Does anyone have experience with either the Moor or the Navman that would indicate their robustness/performance? I am leaning toward the Navman based on the mast transducer connection - the Moor has exposed wires on the mast head that I think some bird would see as a challenge.
Any other alternatives would be welcome. Thanks