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Re: ST40 Wind problem
I had a problem with my ST40 wind where the wiring got pinched on raising the mast, and I think it was registering 0.0, rather than dashes. Seems to me you're going to have to look over the wiring bottom (first) to top.
And further to this topic, I thought long and hard about ST60 vs ST40 wind. Having spent so much money on refitting my old boat over the winter, I was very hesitant to blow 3 times as much money on the ST60. When Defender had ST40 on sale in spring and Westmarine (local, Canada) matched it, the decision was made.
Turns out it works great for my purposes. I really like having a wind speed reading, and it works fine for setting the autopilot to wind angle. The ST60 likely works better for the latter, but the ST40 is just fine.
OP, you really should seatalk your two instruments together so you can get true wind. It only takes a cable.
Bashing about on Lake Ontario and Beyond
"Ariel" '79 Endeavour 32
Last edited by Ritchard; 05-24-2012 at 10:02 AM.