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My brand new boat caught a 4 ft long, inch thick stick that somehow got deposited exactly fore and aft on the mast head unit. I knocked it off by tying a broom to the main halyard and bumping it down.
While the stick was there the windex (Raymarine) showed correct wind speed but only showed direction if the wind was from the forward stbd quadrant (0-90 degrees off bow).
Now with the stick gone nothing has changed - wind speed is okay, the vane part point around to 360 degrees freely but the instruments only show 0-90 degrees. If the wind is forward of the beam on the port side the arrow on the instrument panel points to 0 degrees (dead forward).
I'm assuming signal and voltages are good because it's accurate within that arc, and confused because the vane can point all around.
Eventually I'll find someone to hoist me up, but have no idea what to look for.
The only thing I can think of is that the vane got knocked off true level, but sailboats heel so that should not bother it that dang much.
Any body got any ideas of what to look for, besides a Raymarine tech?