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 Post subject: Windex or wind-tels
PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 2:00 pm 
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Hi, I haven't sailed in many years, money is tight, and I need to know which way the wind blows.

I have a Holder 20 and I'm looking at either the Davis Wind-Tels that mount to the shrouds
http://www.davisnet.com/marine/products ... pnum=01260

or Windex 15 for the top of the mast http://www.davisnet.com/marine/products ... pnum=03150

any luck with the Wind-Tels. I'm leaning towards them. Any other suggestions?


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 Post subject: Re: Windex or wind-tels
PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 2:30 pm 
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I'm using 2 pieces of VHS tape tied to each shroud. I'm considering adding another piece to the shackle the connects the bridles to the forestay for the crew when tacking.

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 Post subject: Re: Windex or wind-tels
PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 4:59 pm 
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Old cassette tape works well too, I keep the whole cassette with me because someone always needs an indicator and letting them rip off a couple of feet of tape does the trick

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 Post subject: Re: Windex or wind-tels
PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 8:52 am 
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buxton wrote:
Old cassette tape works well too, I keep the whole cassette with me because someone always needs an indicator and letting them rip off a couple of feet of tape does the trick

Buxton
+1

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 Post subject: Re: Windex or wind-tels
PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 12:37 pm 
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On my H-16, I use two pieces of knitting yarn tied on either side of the bridle. It is easy, cheap, and won't rip off while trailering on the highway. I found cassette tape will tear off at 60 mph or so.

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 Post subject: Re: Windex or wind-tels
PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 6:25 pm 
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hrtsailor wrote:
I found cassette tape will tear off at 60 mph or so.

I've never sailed that fast. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Windex or wind-tels
PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 6:37 pm 
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You did ask about the wind-tels, I have a set in my junk pile somewhere, that's what I thought about them. I found they would move and rotate on the shroud wire, sometimes pointing downward. Never could get them tight enough to stay put. I guess you could tape them in place but never tried. I use a bridle fly along with my cassette tape.

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 Post subject: Re: Windex or wind-tels
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 6:42 pm 
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The advantage of the old cassete tape vs yarn ... is the tape doesn't retain water and "droop" .....

I use a old "Bob Marley' Cassette ..... Rastiman Vibration ..... (nothing like a little "island" music while sailing ......)

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 Post subject: Re: Windex or wind-tels
PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 7:47 pm 
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I use old 8 track tape... Works awesome... I am using the Village people right now... honestly...


I am pretty sure I am on the Macho man track this year... :lol: :lol:


I thought about switching to some hendrix.. or maybe even old hank.. but what the heck... :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Windex or wind-tels
PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 11:09 pm 
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There is nothing wrong with a little "Jimmie" .... Jimmie Hendrix that is ..... may I suggest ... "And the Wind Cries Mary ....."

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 Post subject: Re: Windex or wind-tels
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 7:18 pm 
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still working off this 8-track
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 Post subject: Re: Windex or wind-tels
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 7:12 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Windex or wind-tels
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:39 am 
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+1 on the cassette tape. I have tried a more modern approach with CDs but they don't work quite as well..... :D

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 Post subject: Re: Windex or wind-tels
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:29 pm 
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This is the 8-track I'm "listening to" now - on the bridles:
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8-track tape is the perfect width.


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 Post subject: Re: Windex or wind-tels
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:03 pm 
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Matt, are you on track 1? That would be "Carry On Windward Son"

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