My new SailTimer wind instrument finally arrived today.
It is a Bluetooth wireless device, to replace the NASA Marine Clipper unit, which has a cable from masthead to cockpit, where the display unit site. The Clipper stopped working months ago, with the masthead unit having given up the ghost and, I suspect, the wire having some breaks in it.
This Sailtimer unit should transmit to my iPhone(s), iPad, etc as well as give me access to Crowdsourced wind wherever there are users – both historical and in realtime.
How it is supposed to look, once installed:
I will use my Aloft Alone kit to shimmy up the mast and install it – perhaps next weekend.