wind indicator

Discussion in 'Laser Talk' started by maverick, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. gouvernail

    gouvernail Active Member

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    If there were only a way to mount a presidential candidate on the front of the mast.

    Those guys can notice and react to the slightest chage in the wind
     
  2. sk8ingsailor

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    Ross For Vp!!!
     
  3. Levent

    Levent Member

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    That's really funny !:) I have to remember it.

     
  4. Zoophyte

    Zoophyte New Member

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    Hey Fish, I have a great life actually but sincerely appreciate your concern for it.

    Thanks for asking and yes, I relinquished my amateur status recently for the fame and fortune of professional forum dissing. The hours are great, the pay is sensational and I get to work from the tranquility of a sunny beach.
     
  5. Zoophyte

    Zoophyte New Member

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    Sorry :( See below:

    ....though I'm thinking about adding a C-Vane indicator to my kit and keeping my Black Max as a spare. The Black Max is a great little indicator but I've lost count of the number of times I've had mainsheets snag on it and the ensuing chaos of trying to free it.
     
  6. Levent

    Levent Member

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    It sounds like the C-Vane becomes more popular because it's more solid ? I don't understand why the manufacturer does not add a piece of foam or anything equivalent so it could float instead of seeking, I don't know how many times I heard people saying I lost one, two ... indicators.

    I still don't know why you say it's useless upwind !
     
  7. Murphs

    Murphs New Member

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    Wind indicator can't tell you much more than looking at the sail can
     
  8. Zoophyte

    Zoophyte New Member

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    As I understand it, the C-Vane's primary advantage is a mainsheet is unlikely to catch on it as the metal stay is above and below the vane itself. Whereas the Black Max or similar only have a single metal stay on the bottom thereby creating a giant hook for a mainsheet to catch on.
     

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  9. mjbhawg

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    Hey Zoop, I got the C Vane and like it, and you can buy spare arrows when
    it goes in the drink. Hey keep up the intertainment you missed your
    calling I don't care if there is 3,000 comedians out of work your good.
     
  10. Levent

    Levent Member

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    That's good ! where did you find it ?, on APS site I don't think they sell the arrow separately. I'd like to find an arrow for the little one. One sure thing they make money with the gadget, the difference in price between the two is about 13 $ ! it costs probably 2$ to produce it maybe less.
     
  11. mjbhawg

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    I know I saw it at Infinitysails.com, youre right have not seen it at APS.
     
  12. mjbhawg

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    Sorry about that I just had a senior moment that is intensitysails,com,
    the replacement arrow is almost 8 bucks. Yes they get you coming
    and going I know I have a Harley and HD stands for 100 bucks....
     
  13. Levent

    Levent Member

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    I don't see it on their site, do I need to ask ?
     
  14. mjbhawg

    mjbhawg Member

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    Go under gear and eqipment for laser then find windvane clink on C Vane
    click on that scrow down and there it is, i just left that site
     

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