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Wed ST-50 wind to ST-60 display/processor

In 2009 an errant winch handle cracked the display on my Raymarine ST-50display/processor. Raymarine no longer supports the ST-50 and sold me a ST-60 display/processor. After I installed the ST-60 display/processor and the wind indicator did not function, Raymarine informed me that the ST-60 was not backwards compatible with the ST-50 wind transducer. Can any of you suggest a work around which would avoid purchasing and installing a ST-60 wind transducer?
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Why did Raymarine sell you an ST-60 display if they knew it wasn't compatible with your ST-50 wind transducer??? That's just stupid.

Your best bet is to buy a ST-50 display on either craigslist or e-bay.
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I've already cut the hole for and installed the SWT-60 display or i'd be on ebay now. I's like to avoid having to repair the cut-out for the ST-60 and then cutting out for the ST-50 display
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Let's see. You have an ST50 transducer. You damaged the display and bought a non-compatible ST60 display, which you've since installed, but don't want to spend the money or time buying and installing a compatible ST60 wind transducer.

Basically you've got two options, neither of which you sound like you'll like, but that's just too bad...cause you don't have any other choices the way I see it. Your choices are:

A) you get a ST50 display that works with your ST50 transducer

or

B) you get a ST60 Transducer to work with your ST60 display

Your real mistake was buying the ST60 display. Getting a used ST50 display would have been a much simpler and less expensive drop in solution, since it would have been really simple to just swap it for the old display—no holes needed to be drilled, no wires need to be run or cut.
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I'll purchase the St-60 wind transducer in the fall when I pull the mast. I guess that i should be happy that the ST-50 knot log transducer is compatible with the ST-60 processor/display.
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