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Used Knotmeter

Well, I have scoured all the online second hand marine stores and cannot find a used knotmeter. I have an ancient Moors knotmeter on my shark and it is totally finished. The entire inside of the unit is corroded and the "pointer" does not move.It was in this shape when I got the boat, but have finally gotten around to trying to replace it.ANyone know where I could find a used Unit?

I could buy a new one, but after all the stuff I have done to this boat (and still need to do), I really need to keep the budget in check. Hey, a hundred dollar savings buys me another sheet of Marine Plywood.

OOOOPPPS, I guess I put this in the wrong folder; this should be in gear and maintenance. If any mods see this, could they move it? I do not think I can move it since it has already been posted(this is an edit)

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Having never heard or "Moors" I'm surprised to see that they are still in business:

Sailboat Instruments - Moor Marine Electronics

So your hunt for a used unit may actually be successful (tried Ebay and Craigslists??)

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The problem with this is, of course, esp on a J24 if you're trimming for speed, the GPS GS indication includes tidal and leeway effects which can be misleading when you're looking for actual through-the-water boatspeed.

Also having a knotmeter AND a GPS allows you to gauge the effects of adverse or favourable current, valuable information when trying to find the most efficient course or direction.

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I am well aware of instruments and do bow on a boat with Ockams that can display at least 36 completely useless pieces of info along with the 4 usefully items we use

BUT if you tight on money a knotmeter is just way down on the list
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I am well aware of instruments and do bow on a boat with Ockams that can display at least 36 completely useless pieces of info along with the 4 usefully items we use

BUT if you tight on money a knotmeter is just way down on the list
Well, it is only a 24 foot boat and I am sailing on a lake, so no need for radar etc. I have a handheld radio, have a digital racing compass (found at a garage sale), and the only other instrument I would need is a knotmeter. WHy do I want one? Well, mainly to track my boat speed as I try different settings on my boat. I am still elarning it and would like to keep notes on what is successful/unsuccessful with respect to speed.
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Sorry , double posted

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You can buy a complete new Moor instrument for $147 (analog) or $172 (digital) at Defender.com. I would go with the digital for the better resolution.
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