Wind Transducer - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of Old 04-05-2007 Thread Starter
Armchair Horn Sailor
 
Alden68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 328
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 9
 
Wind Transducer

Hello all...

I have a Raymarine St60 wind instrument with the Rotovecta transducer. I just picked up a new mast this afternoon and the spar shop was unable to remove the transducer cable from the old mast so it had to be cut. I will call Raymarine tomorrow to see what wire they recommend to splice and reconnect but I was wondering if anyone here might know the best wire and procedure to use.

Thanks in advance...
Alden68 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of Old 04-06-2007 Thread Starter
Armchair Horn Sailor
 
Alden68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 328
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 9
 
A Raymarine dealer said that any shielded 22-gauge or lower wire would work fine. They suggested using shielded speaker wire as the cheapest solution with simple butt connections.

Thoughs....comments....concerns?
Alden68 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of Old 04-06-2007
Telstar 28
 
sailingdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,290
Thanks: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 14
         
I would highly recommend you use marine grade wire, as it will be far more corrosion and fatigue resistant than non-marine grade wire. Marine-grade wire is fully tinned for corrosion resistance, and uses finer strands than non-marine wiring for better fatigue resistance.

Given the distance the signal has to run, I would use a larger gauge wire than 22 AWG wire. I would also recommend you twist the wires together to help shield them from interference. The manufacturer can tell you which wires should be twisted together, if any.

If you're going to use butt connections, cover the butt connector with adhesive-lined heat shrink tubing and stagger the connections by several inches, so that the butt connectors aren't all at the same point in the wiring. If you don't do this, you'll get a very thick bundle of the butt connectors that can cause problems later on.

The adhesive-lined heat shrink tubing will help protect the connections from physical strain as well as water intrusion.

I hope that helps.

Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.

Last edited by sailingdog; 04-06-2007 at 09:27 PM.
sailingdog is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of Old 04-06-2007 Thread Starter
Armchair Horn Sailor
 
Alden68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 328
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 9
 
Thanks for the advice. Any idea where I can get shielded marine grade wire?
Alden68 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of Old 04-06-2007
Telstar 28
 
sailingdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,290
Thanks: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 14
         
I believe you can get shielded marine-grade wire here. They sell it in various gauges, and up to three wires, per shielded cable.

You can also get it here. But I believe they'll be a bit on the expensive side and only have 22 AWG wire listed.

Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
sailingdog is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of Old 04-06-2007 Thread Starter
Armchair Horn Sailor
 
Alden68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 328
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 9
 
great -thanks!
Alden68 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of Old 04-06-2007
Telstar 28
 
sailingdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,290
Thanks: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 14
         
glad to help

BTW, here's another possible wire source.

Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
sailingdog is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wind Orientation Mark Matthews Learning to Sail Articles 0 03-06-2005 07:00 PM
Charging with Wind Power Kevin Jeffrey Cruising Articles 0 04-21-2003 08:00 PM
Understanding Apparent Wind Steve Colgate Learning to Sail Articles 0 11-10-2002 07:00 PM
Understanding Apparent Wind Steve Colgate Seamanship Articles 0 11-10-2002 07:00 PM
Understanding Apparent Wind Steve Colgate Racing Articles 0 11-10-2002 07:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome