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Re: ST60 Wind Transducer does not show correct true wind

Hey,

Some info for you:
If the paddlewheel isn't turning freely you have two choices; Remove the paddle wheel (use a paper clip or something like that drive the wheel out. Then use emery paper to clean the pin. Or, buy a new paddle wheel. The kit comes with wheel, pin, and gaskets. Unfortunately, that won't help you to install the paddlewheel. If you do decide to install the wheel, make sure you paint it with antifouling paint. There is special paint for transducers, but they don't seem to work well. You can dive the boat to clean the wheel too.

Your garmin plotter SHOULD be able to display true and apparent wind. My 740S does and it uses SOG instead of STW. I have an 'environment' page with wind information. This assumes that your plotter is getting wind data! If not, you can convert the old seatalk to NMEA 2000 and then you are set!

Good luck,
Barry

Barry Lenoble
Deep Blue C, 2002 C&C 110
Mt. Sinai, NY

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