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Maine, I regularly consult a site called Panbo.com for marine electronics. I saw this on the Airmar "vaneless" type:

Panbo: The Marine Electronics Weblog: Sailing with an Airmar PB200
Panbo: The Marine Electronics Weblog: Sailing with an Airmar PB200 - Part II

It's a bit of a multi-function sensing unit for your masttop and the economics might make sense for you.

The discussion with the articles should give you plenty to mull over above and beyond TackTick's pricing issues.
I've read all that in all it's wonderful detail. Panbo is great!! The Maretron is HARD to find and EXPENSIVE!


Do any of the wind instruments other than the Maretron weather station do peak hold on wind speed? I've been through the specs on many and have not found one that does this seemingly simplistic feature or that makes it clear in the literature that they do..
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One serious disadvantage to the Maretron. It has no vane. If the electricity goes out, it gives no indication... the more traditional wind instruments will still function as a windex in that situation.
C'mon who's got the money to own a wind speed device that does not also have a Windex?? Regardless of a having a wind with vane I would never be without a Windex.
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My wife was the company controller at a large weather instrument company

They build the combat stuff on Humvees as well as many large airport systems and lets just say the sonic stuff has far more issues than the spinning cups
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MAine SAil,

I'm on the cusp of ordering wind instrumentation too. Unlike our old unit, our new autopilot system (Raymarine X-5 Wheel Pilot -- not yet installed, want to help? ) can sail an apparent wind angle. In all honesty I haven't really missed not having any wind instruments, but it would be nice to take advantage of this extra functionality with the new autopilot.

Whatever you do, please post your final decision once you've made it. I haven't had time to research the options out there, so I may just make a parasitic decision based on what you get. Thanks, - John
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Maine Sail—

One option that you haven't mentioned is Garmin's new wind instrument.


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The GWS 10 uses a wind vane for detection of wind direction and an anemometer to register wind speed. These measurements enhance your boat’s potential as you adjust your sail accordingly to harness the wind’s strength.

Besides delivering wind measurements, the GWS 10 captures barometric pressure and air temperature data. When combined with other sensors, the GWS 10 provides those on board the ability to gather specific wind data such as ground and true wind, wind VMG and track heading.

It also outputs the information via NMEA 2000, so if your Garmin display for your radar is NMEA 2000 capable, it might be a choice. Suggested retail is $600, or $1000 for it with a stand-alone display.

Don't know what immediate availability is on it though.

Not trying to complicate things, just trying to show you more options...
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Mast down, st60. Tried, proven, reliable (cost??)

Mast up and bored or financially challenged, Tacktick 12v. Easy.

Mast up and not bored and not financially challenged, Tacktick solar.

I have the ST60, dad has the solar Tacktick. I am farmiliar with both.

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Now I am torn - I wanted a new wind instrument. On the one hand, ultrasonic thingy seems neat - on the other I really hate the idea of running more wires, in particular down the mast and then all across the cabin to the instrument panel. Can't they combine the two?
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Now I am torn - I wanted a new wind instrument. On the one hand, ultrasonic thingy seems neat - on the other I really hate the idea of running more wires, in particular down the mast and then all across the cabin to the instrument panel. Can't they combine the two?
The solar Tacktick (or Ticktack or whatever) works pretty well. We have had to reset it a few times - but it has been pretty reliable. You also will need to find a place in the cockpit that it can get some sun periodically. My biggest issue is that it can walk off the boat. That would ruin your day.

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Mast down, st60. Tried, proven, reliable (cost??)
That's the way I see it. I've had an ST50 and 2 ST60's all on different boats. The only problem I've ever had was the Infamous "Grub Screw" loosening up to throw the direction off in high winds. Raymarine has claimed that issue has been solved.
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Your father is a very intelligent man. BTW, you can permanently install the displays, as I did...
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Mast up and bored or financially challenged, Tacktick 12v. Easy.

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