[Public-List] Wind Meters - what is good?

Bart jbknapp at yancyd.com
Sun Jul 25 21:16:36 PDT 2010

If you are concerned about it getting wet, go with the Kestrel.  My 
Windmate became totally worthless with less than 30 seconds exposure to 
sea water when it was in the pocket of my shorts when I had to get out 
of a small sail boat to help push it off an oyster reef - not a happy 
camper about that. Prior to that, it was great.

A30 - 388

elyse.pastor at sympatico.ca wrote:
> Hello to all of you,
> I want to purchase a wind meter that will help me setting the sails and deciding about reefing and changing the jib. I found two products that look very similar and that I like. I wanted to ask if anybody has some experience with them and if you could recommend one over another. 
> The products I have considered are:
> Skymate (arround $100) measures Windspeed and temp
> Windmate 200 (arround $140) measures windspeed; direction; temp; wind chill
> Kestrel 2000 (arround $90) windspeed; temp; wind chill
> I have not seen or touched any of them - only seen on paper.
> Thanks for any advise
> With best regards
> Bruno & Elyse, Lady Heron 297
> PS: the only benefit of the Kestrel over the others I see is that it is water proof (not just resistant).
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