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Review: Maretron Wind / Weather WSO100

Does anybody have any experience with the Maretron Wind & Weather Station?
(Maretron : Marine Electronic Instruments) The unit got great reviews when it came out, but I haven't seen anything on long-term maintenance or reliability.

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I have one...love it. Always worked, never a problem. Highly recommend it. No moving parts. The only thing is the humidity and dew point doesn't work well. Otherwise it's great!
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Re: Review: Maretron Wind / Weather WSO100

Thank you! I've been on the fence about it, long term issues were my major concern.

Has power consumption been an issue?

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Re: Review: Maretron Wind / Weather WSO100

Anyone know if this will display wind data on Raymarine ST60 wind display? Does it output the wind data on a proprietary format or is it NMEA?

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Whoops, found the user manual. NMEA 2000. ST60 is only NMEA 0183. Damn. Maybe this would go well with my planned upgrade to all I-series displays.
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Anyone know if this will display wind data on Raymarine ST60 wind display? Does it output the wind data on a proprietary format or is it NMEA?

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Whoops, found the user manual. NMEA 2000. ST60 is only NMEA 0183. Damn. Maybe this would go well with my planned upgrade to all I-series displays.
You can as long as you have a way to convert from NMEA 2000 to NMEA 0183. Think E-Series display. That will convert SeaTalk ng (NMEA 2000) to NMEA 0183 or SeaTalk
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You can as long as you have a way to convert from NMEA 2000 to NMEA 0183. Think E-Series display. That will convert SeaTalk ng (NMEA 2000) to NMEA 0183 or SeaTalk

I'm thinking of my analog displays (True/Apparent Wind and Close Hauled Wind) at my helm. Wonder if it will work with those, or will I need to get those fancier I70 series instruments to display this over the N2k network.
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Thank you! I've been on the fence about it, long term issues were my major concern.

Has power consumption been an issue?

Mike
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Their product data sheet says LEN=3, so that would be 150mA (or less).
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