Wind vanes

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Wind vanes
wind vane - RA 179

Wind indicator 380...

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sailing dinghy wind vane - EX1240

We supply a standard wind indicator, with a red PVC flag on a wire frame,...

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sailing dinghy wind vane - BLACK MAX

Black Max™ Wind Direction Indicator
Black Max is a versatile, high performance wind direction indicator that attaches quickly...

wind vane - SPAR FLY

Spar-Fly™
Spar-Fly combines needle bearing balance, high impact plastic,...

wind vane - TELO-CAT

Designed especially for catamarans, the Davis Telo-Cat™ is durable and highly visible. Installs on the headstay bridle in seconds; easily...

wind vane - WINDEX®

Windex® AV Antenna Mount Wind Vane
Windex AV installs onto most whip antennas, including Metz and Shakespeare...

wind vane - WINDEX 10.SPORT

With the introduction of the Windex 10.Sport, Windex wind vanes continue to offer exceptional performance at the best value of any wind indicator worldwide. The secret is in the sapphire jewel suspension...

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sailing dinghy wind vane - R7493

Description:Pennant Race 100 X 250mm
Category:Accessories
Subcategory:Windicators
Type:Lightweight...

sailing dinghy wind vane - R7495T

Description:Cruising Burgee
Category:Accessories
Subcategory:Windicators
Type:Lightweight...

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wind vane - 7201

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Fluorescent wind indicator designed by using tunnel wind technology
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wind vane - HT 911XX SERIES

Strong & sturdy
Framework in hard anodised alloy, rotating pivot in stainless steel
Accurate even in a light breeze
Light pointer...

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wind vane - 400

WindPe: Wind direction indicator
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wind vane - 91170 WINTEC 12'

THE WINTEC VANE IS AN ORIGINAL APPROACH TO THE DILEMMA OF LIGHTNESS VERSUS RESISTANCE. WITH ALL SUPPORTING AS THE BODY AND ROD...

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How to choose this product

wind-vane

A wind vane is an instrument which indicates apparent wind direction.

Applications

These devices are very useful aboard sailboats for steering the ideal course with respect to wind direction and for adjusting the set of the sails. They also facilitate anchoring and provide essential information when seeking a lee shelter or preparing to dock. Race organizers use them to position course and starting line buoys.

Technologies

The vane's arrow pivots freely, orienting itself to the direction of the wind. Simple, mechanical masthead models serve as visual indicators of wind direction. Lateral flanges show the helm how close to the wind it is possible to steer.

Electronic models transmit data to a screen on the instrument panel. Newer, wireless systems considerably simplify installation. These sensors usually indicate wind speed, as well. Hand-held versions use a small, rigid flag or electronics with a digital display. Some vanes are integrated into VHF antennas.

How to choose

Depending on the size of the boat and, especially, the sophistication of its electronics, choose between a mechanical vane and an electronic unit. The precise data provided by the latter is particularly useful for racing sailors.

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