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Arriving at the boat yesterday i noticed my wind indicator was completely clouded over with condensation. I completely dismantled it and when i removed the back to expose the circuit board probably a quarter cup of water poured out. I then removed the rest of it and cleaned both sides of the plexiglass and let all the components dry out. I put it back together and today, not twelve hours later with no rain it looked like the attached pic again - fogged up with condensation inside. I sealed this with silicone two months ago and yesterday was the first time I've had the problem. I'm thinking perhaps the seal between the window and the frame of the instrument maybe what is broken. The instrument still works fine, i just can't read it so I'd like to not have to replace it. Any thoughts or suggestions?
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Re: Raytheon ST60

I know this is a late reply, but I think you need to really dry that out. I'd try putting it in a plastic bag with some dry instant rice for a week or two. The rice will take up the moisture. As far as the problem source goes, do you put the covers over the instrument or a cover over your binnacle area? I wouldn't trust electronics just sitting out in the rain.
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Re: Raytheon ST60

Hey there, thanks for the reply. I actually got this fixed. Took it out and air dried for a few days and then ran a bead of life seal around the window - that turned out to be the source of the leak. It's all working great now and I can see it clearly.
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