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Gary Brockman

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Re: Installing Raymarine wind instruments
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2021, 12:01:50 PM »

I have had Tacktick instruments on Squall for about eight years and have been very happy with the information they provide, particularly true wind speed and true wind angle to the boat. My only complaint has been that on two occasions the wind data became intermittent and sometimes not at all. Raymarine said that although my tall rig was around the effective limit for the wireless masthead unit, the problem was likely in the sender. Each time I sent the masthead unit to Raymarine for repair, which was free the first time and $150 the second time. There have been no problems for the last four years.
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Re: Installing Raymarine wind instruments
« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2021, 02:16:11 AM »

Hi all, I have reached out to local vendor to install Raymarine i60 Wind Pack, with Short Arm Vane Transducer on my 1988 C34. Vendor asked for 2K to do the install. Does this sound reasonable? asking as a newbie

Hi Medved. Iíve just installed a new Raymarine wind instrument. My riggers charged me about $200 to fit the masthead unit. I did the rest myself even though Iím new to boat ownership.

Running the wiring involves a bit of boat yoga and some patience mousing the cable up through the Edson guard rail. Youíll need a large hole saw and powerful mains powered drill to make the hole for the instrument. None of it is difficult. $2k bucks seems way over the top.

MaineSail has written a good piece about how to drill holes in NavPods. I followed his advice exactly and it worked out just fine.
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Re: Installing Raymarine wind instruments
« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2021, 11:34:49 AM »

Jim- Thanks for your thoughts on the wireless. Unfortunately, Iíve noticed the problem when both the windex and wireless sender are pointing in the same direction. Itís also pretty clear that something is up when Iím close hauled and itís telling me the wind is on a beam reach.  What I need to do is contact Raymarine and get the sender serviced!
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