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Re: Nexus wind transducer repair needed
Update: I removed the wind transducer from the top of the mast and brought it home. Gave it a good spray with the hose into the spinning part where the conical cap attached to the twin vane. Immediate difference! Sun much more freely. I think it just had dust in it.
Overthinking the situation, I then put in a couple of drops of McLube OneDrop into the part where the cap attaches but I felt that this actually reduced the spinning somewhat, so I sprayed it with the hose again to clean it out.
Feeling pretty pleased with myself, I then reinstalled the transducer at the top of the mast, and now the dam thing doesn't register on my instrument display. It just shows several horizontal dashes. A glance upward tells me the unit is spinning just fine, but no reading. So back up the mast I went, thinking it was a loose wire, but I could fine no issues. To add to the aggravation, the problem appears intermittent. It cuts in and out for several minutes at a time while sailing.
Any suggestions as to what the problem is?