Bob L. wrote:
Where did you get the red wind streamer that's in the picture on the red AI's sail? I'm looking for some kind of wind indicator and this looks like good possibility. Is that what you use it for? If so, how well does it work and what's it made of?
Not my idea, I think it was reconion or yakaholic who suggested it. It's just a piece of ribbon. I bought a roll at MegaLoMart, in the Christmas section (in October, but whatever).
The ribbon I bought is extremely lightweight because it's a see-through mesh. Whoever had the idea suggested making it 5' long and tying it to the top batten, which is what I did.
My wife loves it. She is not good at reading ripples on the surface or otherwise detecting the apparent wind. I put a little wind indicator on her aka, but the downwash from the sail makes it worthless on a port tack - would need one on both akas to be really useful. The ribbon seems to really help her to properly trim her sail.