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Re: Information while racing around the buoys

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Windex is better than telltales downwind...
Telltales on the shrouds are easier to see and just as effective.

I like having a Windex and do use it a lot and it's well worth the $40 plus climbing the mast. On the other hand I've had a lot of fun racing on boats that don't have them.

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Re: Information while racing around the buoys

Thanks everyone for your insights!

Our boat currently has only one instrument installed at the helm, which is not helpful for crew (even if it’s only to pay attention to depth while simply cruising around).

I plan to install a few extra displays over the companionway, and before proceeding, I thought I’d probe the collective expertise here to make sure I’m on the right track for our level of racing.
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Re: Information while racing around the buoys

If you're adding repeaters for the data at the helm at the companionway, well and good... On our last boat the instruments were over the companionway.. we (I) found it frustrating when crew (often) stood/sat in the companionway blocking the view from the helm....


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Re: Information while racing around the buoys

Because I have an autopilot with a heading compass, I get a lot of good info regarding current and drift...which is factored into my COG (course over ground) readout. By calculating the difference between Magnetic compass heading and the COG, I can usually figure out if we're getting into the gulfstream or fighting eddys.

Its always good to know your tack angles factoring in COG

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