Mailport June 2014 Issue

Mailport: June 2014

Garmin Wind Vane

In regard to the PS April 2014 Mailport letter on a reader’s poor experience with the Garmin anemometer: I have purchased two of these units. One was for my Ericson 29 back in 2007. It was easy to install and to set up; however, I made the mistake of placing the anemometer on the top of the mast two weeks before the yard set the mast. A week later, it had been knocked off. I could not get it to stay on and determined the clip was broken. I ordered another clip and let the riggers put it on. It stayed on for four years.

When I bought my current boat in 2011, I installed another GWS10. The riggers installed it, and it fell off a week later. I ordered two more, and each in turn has fallen off.

I am at a loss as to what I am going to do. This needs to be investigated. 

Steven Berlin
Morning Dew IV, 1988 Catalina 30
Pine Point, Maine

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