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We have the ubiquitous Weems and Plath matching chronometer and barometer. The clock is centrally located and very helpful. The barometer doesn't work at all, its just a wall ornament and most guests have no idea what it says anyway. I've considered having it fixed, but I think I will get a digital model for real weather data inside and out.
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We have the ubiquitous Weems and Plath matching chronometer and barometer. The clock is centrally located and very helpful. The barometer doesn't work at all, its just a wall ornament and most guests have no idea what it says anyway. I've considered having it fixed, but I think I will get a digital model for real weather data inside and out.
Doesn't W&P have a lifetime warranty? My slip neighbor took his 5+ year old barometer to have it fixed thinking he wanted it enough to pay for the repair and he returned with a brand new one.
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Doesn't W&P have a lifetime warranty? My slip neighbor took his 5+ year old barometer to have it fixed thinking he wanted it enough to pay for the repair and he returned with a brand new one.
Thanks. I'll have to look into that. It came with the boat.
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I have an Acu Rite weather station from Walmart for about $40 with barometric history but it only goes back 24 hours

Similar but not exactly the same as the one below.

It's good.
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I have an Acu Rite weather station from Walmart for about $40 with barometric history but it only goes back 24 hours

Similar but not exactly the same as the one below.

It's good.
I like that it is functional, not interior decorating.

24 hours is probably enough to get a sense at what is coming.

Does the clock reset to NIST each night? That is a nice touch.
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Re: Favorite Barometers

I have both kinds, but on the boat (where it really counts) I stick to the old fashioned brass one. It never needs batteries!
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Does the clock reset to NIST each night? That is a nice touch.
No. The time is set manually and kept by an independant battery. I can't have one that automatically sets to NIST as I won't be in the USA for long.

The weird thing is the weather forecast is quite accurate! I don't know for how many hours into the future, but its been much better than I thought.
Maybe NOAA has issued $40 units to all their people to predict everything?

The Baro history I wanted two or three days and was hoping for something that could download to the PC, but none had more than 24 hours.

I only really bought it for the barometer but the other things on it are kinda fun.
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I like the old school approach and I would like a working barometer (at the moment, mine is only a malfunctioning ornament). However, with a 3G signal and my iPad, I have access to more weather data than I even need for coastal cruising. I also have access to flight weather and typically check the nearest terminal report and forecast, which includes barometer readings. Offshore, not so much.
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I have a W and P set, the most accurate barometer I have though is on my Garmin 76cs Handheld GPS. It has a graphing barometer in time increments as one of it's features.
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