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Roc

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Broken anemometer fin
« on: August 06, 2021, 12:27:36 PM »

Hi all
I plan to call Raymarine to find out about a replacement. But thought Iíd reach out to you all since maybe someone had to find a similar replacement. The fin that provides the wind direction apparently has broken off. Probably the plastic became brittle over time. Itís 20 years old so itís no surprise. My wind instrument is an ST60. Vintage year 2000. Any tips or concerns would be appreciated.
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Re: Broken anemometer fin
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2021, 01:29:31 PM »

Iím baffled by why itís seems to be imperative to know what the wind speed is?
Please explain
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Re: Broken anemometer fin
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2021, 02:40:23 PM »

Caio : I've been answering C34 Questions for over 30 years.  You however, have come up with a question that is so "baffling" that I cannot reasonably respond!!!!   :shock:

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Re: Broken anemometer fin
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2021, 03:09:06 PM »

The first time you havenít had a thought. :D
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Re: Broken anemometer fin
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2021, 03:35:02 PM »

Roc,
Same thing happened to mine a couple of seasons ago.  I bought a kit that included the cups and the vane.  I made two trips up the mast.  First up the mast to remove the instrument arm, only a screw on coupling.  Installed the kit on deck.  Then up again to reinstall. 
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Re: Broken anemometer fin
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2021, 06:57:20 PM »


Caio : I've been answering C34 Questions for over 30 years.  You however, have come up with a question that is so "baffling" that I cannot reasonably respond!!!!   :shock:

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And the original question was re: wind direction anyway.  What sailor would need that piece of info either?
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Re: Broken anemometer fin
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2021, 09:10:15 AM »

I can't say I have been here long, or even sailed for many years.  I find the "windicator" helpful to improve my skills, and even more so, my Admiral uses it when at the helm so we can keep moving while I am doing something else, like eating, using the head, checking things, etc.  Without it, we seem to have a luff problem... I know, novices.

I have just replaced my pre-Raymarine TakTik wireless battery/solar panel for the second time, as the wires had fallen off the board the first time without me realizing it.  The fix you need to do is very easy, as has been described.  There is a youtube video by a well respected cruiser showing the replacement procedure of the cups, etc.  I found it helpful as he also replaced his battery.   The video was by the late Patrick Childress/Sailing Brickhouse.  His videos were often spot on, and very helpful for many tasks onboard.  Unfortunately, he passed due to Covid last year.

As to the wireless, well the thing is toast again.  So, I will be buying a new one so we can see wind speed and direction where we fail to fully appreciate all the readily identifiable clues to this information everyone else seems so adept at seeing.... :D
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Re: Broken anemometer fin
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2021, 02:08:17 PM »

Thanks Jim. I did some searching and found the rebuild kit.  Defender sells it and itís not way too expensive. It says it will fit the ST60. Probably the same kit you bought.
Up the mast I go!
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Re: Broken anemometer fin
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2021, 10:25:34 AM »

One thing to watch out for; a few years back, mine didnít make it through the winter and I needed to replace it. Got it from Raymarine since I have ST60 instruments. But I couldnít screw the new unit onto its base on the mast head! Since I was up the aft end of the mast I didnít have a clear view. Had a yard guy check it out and it turns out the outer diameter of the collar that screws onto the base was larger that the original and was hitting the masthead top. Solution was to grind a few millimeters off the collar all around. Then it screwed on with no problem. So you may want to check that dimension to save a few extra trips up the mast.

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Re: Broken anemometer fin
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2021, 06:58:48 AM »


Why would a sailor want to know wind direction and speed? The little numbers and letters tell you if the pole is going to be NEAR the water or IN the water, when you set the chute.
That way you can give the unluck down below heating the chili warning that the wall is about to become the ceiling.
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