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wind vane
wind vane
7201

Commentary Fluorescent wind indicator designed by using tunnel wind technology Remarkable stability The glass fiber allows them to bend without breaking Easy installation on any type ...

wind vane
wind vane

The wind vane turns in the direction of the wind and steers the wind direction gauge. The rotor records the relative wind speed which in turn is diplayed ...

wind vane
wind vane
RA 179

Wind indicator 380 mm for masthead or VHF antennas Aloud series.

wind vane
wind vane
70092-LT

wind vane
wind vane
8524

wind vane
wind vane

Ritchie Feather Vane Race1, the ultimate apparent wind direction indicator. The sensitivity of Race 1 offers you the opportunity to take your racing to the next level with an instant and stable response ...

wind vane
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 and tail made of robust UV resistant composite Visible at night Fluorescent paint under pointer, tail ...

sailing dinghy wind vane
sailing dinghy wind vane
R7493

Description:Pennant Race 100 X 250mm Category:Accessories Subcategory:Windicators Type:Lightweight Burgees Weight (grm):19 Height (mm):90 Note:Shape: Race Staff (mm):250 Fly (mm):125

sailing dinghy wind vane
sailing dinghy wind vane
R7495T

Description:Cruising Burgee Category:Accessories Subcategory:Windicators Type:Lightweight Burgees Pack Quantity:50

wind vane
wind vane
Windex® 15

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 bearing, large fin-low ...

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Davis
wind vane
wind vane
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 bearing, large fin-low ...

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Davis
sailing dinghy wind vane
sailing dinghy wind vane
EX1240

We supply a standard wind indicator, with a red PVC flag on a wire frame, which is currently used on many optimists and other dinghies. 5 mm shaft, which fits all common top pins (pennant holders).

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Optiparts - Windesign
sailing dinghy wind vane
sailing dinghy wind vane
EX1242

The most popular; our low friction racing wind indicator used on many optimists and other dinghies. 5 mm shaft, which fits all common top pins (pennant holders).

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Optiparts - Windesign
wind vane
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 MADE OUT OF ALUMINUM ALLOY , THE WINTEC WIND VANE HIT THE ...

wind vane
wind vane
400

wind vane
wind vane
10053

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.