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Rotavecta wind transducer

I am re-installing my wind transducer and noticed that it might need some maintenance due to salty conditions. Any advice on type of maintenance I should perform?

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Nothing beyond the good practice. Clean it, avoid water, use Isopropil alchool (or similar non water based contact cleaners). Lubricate the mechanical spinning axes with a dry chemical like Sailkote, and make sure it spins freely. If going aloft, take the time to inspect your VHF antena. What else ?

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Be aware that Isopropyl Alcohol has a fair amount of water in it. While it is good for cleaning, water would work as well in most cases. Fresh water isn't likely to damage the rotavecta.

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SD, the Isopropyl (or 2-propanol C3H8O (H3C-HCOH-CH3)) commonly marketed in the market, has in fact less than 1% of water, and that's why it's the first choice when cleaning internal electronics. Quick evaporation also contribute. Chances for oxidating any metal based component is almost zero.

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Rotavecta Reinstallation

I re-installed only to find it did not work. Apparently it was damaged when dismasted and I need to change the transducer. Checked the Raymarine site and found that I could use the D240 replacement kit, but that covers only the cup and vane. What actually is broken is the receptacle where the integrated circuit resides.
Do you know if I can buy the transducer only, i.e. without the display?

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Nothing beyond the good practice. Clean it, avoid water, use Isopropil alchool (or similar non water based contact cleaners). Lubricate the mechanical spinning axes with a dry chemical like Sailkote, and make sure it spins freely. If going aloft, take the time to inspect your VHF antena. What else ?
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