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Ray Jefferson Wind Speed and Direction Indicators

I have a set of Ray Jefferson gauges in my boat...The Knotmeter and the NM log both work (sending and display) and I have no reason to believe the wind speed indicator WD60 and the wind direction indicator WD30 shouldn't work as well...

But I do not have the mast top sending units and cable(s)...

Anyone have a WS and Direction mast top unit they would part with...?

Or anyone familiar with these units, can I mate them to another brand sending unit...?

Cable looks to be phone line or Cat5... easy enough to replace, indicators have "open lugs" exposed on back so minimal hookup required..
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Looks like I may Have lucked out...Lake Superior Sailor stopped by to look at my boat the other day...

I mentioned the gauges and looking for a sending unit...He says he "might" have something..!!

Stopped by today with this, looks correct, has correct number of wires..Just need to run some "jumpers" to the gauges to see if they communicate...

Wish me luck...
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Success !!

Both gauges work only took three or four attempts at different wire combos to get it to show 180 and 90 each way on the direction finder and I found I can push a good 20 knots wind speed with lung power...

Posting on other sites I found the top pin/bracket (on the mast) is for the sending units to hold it up and forward of the mast in clean air..

Now just need to wire the mast to connector and back to gauges...

Cool...I like running old stuff...Thanks Dale...!!
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