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I am the operations manager of a charter fleet and wanted conformation that the failure of the wind instrument was not a life and death struggle as the charterer stated. ( now if only my boss would see that) PS the boat has top of the line electronics and weather overly. (covet-covet)
I wonder why you came here for an answer, given your position.

What is your bosses title?

The charterer might be over exaggerating the need in your mind but given you said it was a cat, then to someone unfamiliar with that type of cat (a charterer for example ) and the need to reef at specific wind speeds as per the manufacturer, then the charterer may well need that info to not make a mistake in estimating the time to reef and indeed risk "life".

Is the insurance policy up to date?

worst case;
Boat is said to be OK to charter.
Charterer disagrees but follows your (professional charter business) standing on the matter.
Wind blows boat over with only one reef in place.
Someone drowns.
You lose.
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I'm no pro... but I don't see the necessity of it at all... After all what you feel is what you get... If you cant feel the wind on your face, you may need one...
A wet finger is always useful for those purposes
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The charter customer was possibly just making a big deal out of it to get a discount. Might as well nothing to loose.
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