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Re: ST60 Wind Transducer does not show correct true wind
Originally Posted by senormechanico
Move the air conditioner??
Not a chance.
The A/C was installed less than 3 years ago by PO. Airflow is great (excellent ducting), through-hull locations are great, everything works perfectly, and I used it all summer. Why would I rip it all out and move it and all the ducting somewhere else?
Paddlewheel speed is obsolete technology, needs constant maintenance, and often gives questionable readings even when it's maintained. My only reason for wanting it is the wind transducer wants it for true wind speed and direction while underway - and those values are as unreliable as the STW readings.
If there is no way for the wind instrument to accept SOG instead of STW (and that's not proven yet, since someone said there may be a setting), then I will send apparent wind (and all other SeaTalk information) to my tablet chartplotter by WiFi and have software calculate true wind. I already have all the electronics to do this (brought them over from my prior boat), I just need time in the offseason to do it.
It would have been nice if I could figure a way to have my wind control head accept SOG instead of STW, but if I can't then I'll do it a different way.
Rick S., Swarthmore, PA
USCG Certified Captain, OUPV and 50 Ton Master
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2001 Catalina 34MkII Tall Rig Wing Keel Breakin' Away, Universal Diesel M35B, Mantus 35 lb. anchor, sailing out of Rock Hall Landing Marina
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