Air-Flow Tels show the air flow across sails for maximum performance. Attach with waterproof adhesive disks.
Black Max attaches quickly to masts and booms on most small sailboats, including Lasers and Sunfish.
Newport Tell-Tales attach to shrouds without tools, and give excellent service in both light and heavy winds.
Spar-Fly masthead wind direction indicator is bright red for visibility. Needle-bearing balance provides unsurpassed sensitivity.
Telo-Cat is designed especially for catamarans. Installs on the headstay bridle in seconds; easily removed for trailering.
WindScribe Ultrasonic wind meter uses patented technology to read current wind speed, highest positive speed (headwind), lowest negative speed (tailwind), 5-second average, and running average.
Windex masthead wind indicators with sapphire-jewel bearings are the standard of excellence around the world. Choose from Windex AV that mounts to most whip antennas, Windex 10.Sport for small boats and dinghies, or Windex 15 for cruising and racing boats 15 feet (4.6 meters) and bigger.
Wind-Tels' port- and starboard-colored vanes attach to shrouds of all sizes. Effective in the lightest of winds.
Wind Speed Indicators
Turbo Meter hand-held electronic wind speed indicator reads in miles per hour, knots, feet per minute, or meters per second.
Wind Wizard hand-held wind speed indicator with dial card reads in miles per hour, meters per second, and Beaufort.
Lightweight, ripstop nylon Air-Flow Tels attach to sails with waterproof adhesive locator discs. No holes required. Tels show the air flow across the sails — allowing you to trim sails for maximum performance. Each kit includes 14 Tels and full instructions on where to apply them and how to read them.
Black Max™ Wind Direction Indicator
Black Max is a versatile, high performance wind direction indicator that attaches quickly to the mast or boom. The tough high impact plastic vane is designed to withstand years of punishment and the abuse of small boat sailing. The stainless steel mounting arm and set screw, as well as a tough plastic mounting base, add to the system's durability. Wind vane lengthis 8" (20 cm). Black Max is packaged in its own unbreakable storage sleeve for safe keeping when not in use.
This practical sailing aid gives excellent service in light or heavy winds. Easily attaches to shrouds without tools. Each sealed package contains complete fittings for two shrouds, full instructions and extra replacement tails.
Spar-Fly combines needle bearing balance, high impact plastic, and marine grade metals for unsurpassed sensitivity and durability. Spoiler holes in the vane reduce lift and increase accuracy. Spar-Fly is unaffected by angel of heel. Easily seen from the deck because of its V-shaped silhouette and bright red color.
Weighs only 1.25 oz. (35 g).
Designed especially for catamarans, the Davis Telo-Cat™ is durable and highly visible. Installs on the headstay bridle in seconds; easily removed for trailering (no tools required). Comes complete with high visibility 8" (20 cm) vane, adjustable tacking arms, and mounting hardware to fit most catamarans. Made of high impact plastic with a stainless steel shaft and tacking arms. The vane rides on a super sensitive Teflon® bearing system for extreme accuracy in light or heavy weather. Can take the abuse of catamaran sailing.
Includes complete mounting instructions for the following catamarans:
Hobie 14, 16, 18*
Supercat 15, 17, 19*, 19X* ,19XL*, 20*
Prindle — All models with turnbuckle forestay adjuster
NACRA — 5.2
Models with asterisks require Adapter #1451
Ultrasonic wind meter uses patented technology to read current wind speed, highest positive speed (headwind), lowest negative speed (tailwind), 5-second average, and running average.
Select from mph, km/h, fpm, m/s, f/s, or knots, plus temperature and wind chill in tenths of °F or °C. Sensitive to breezes as low as 0.4 mph, yet withstands winds as high as 150 mph.
Includes replaceable 3-volt lithium battery, lanyard and mounting bracket. Battery lasts up to 600 hours.
Dimensions: 5" x 3" x ¾" (12.7 x 7.6 x 1.9 cm). Weight: 3½ oz (100 grams).
Windex® AV Antenna Mount Wind Vane
Windex AV installs onto most whip antennas, including Metz and Shakespeare brands, with a whip diameter less than 1/8" (3 mm). Combine two installations into one to reduce masthead clutter, weight, and windage aloft. Rides on low-friction Teflon® bearings. Complete with 15" (38 cm) vane, reflective tacking arms, hardware and instructions for easy installation. Antenna not included.
With the introduction of the Windex 10.Sport, Windex wind vanes continue to offer exceptional performance at the best value of any wind indicator worldwide. The secret is in the sapphire jewel suspension bearing, large fin-low inertia van, and easy-to-read, fully adjustable tacking tab system.
Reflector tape on the vane and tacking tabs make Windex 10.Sport easy to see day and night. Windex vanes are sturdy and when installed properly, offer many years of use. They have been wind tunnel tested to wind speeds of 80 knots!
Windex 10.Sport has a 10" (25 cm) vane. Includes glass reinforced polycarbonate J-Base for side, top or front of mast mounting on most dinghies, smaller boats and sport boats. Stands just 9.25" (23.5 cm) tall and weighs 1.2 ounces (31 g).
Windex wind vanes continue to offer exceptional performance at the best value of any wind indicator worldwide. The secret is in the sapphire jewel suspension bearing, large fin-low inertia vane, and easy-to-read, fully adjustable tacking tab system. Windex is the perfect choice for all cruising and racing boats 15 feet (4.6 meters) and bigger.
Reflector tape on the vane and tacking tabs make Windex 15 easy to see day and night. Windex vanes are sturdy and when installed properly, offer many years of use. They have been wind tunnel tested to wind speeds of 80 knots!
Windex 15 has a 15" (38 cm) vane. Includes through-bolt or drill and tap mounting socket; 5/16" -18 stainless stud, washers and nut. Stands 12.75" (32 cm) tall and weighs just 3.6 ounces (101 g).
A bird-proof spike extends another 10 inches (24 cm) above the vane to discourage birds from landing.
Port and starboard colored tales mount on any shroud sizes up to 3/8" (10mm). The unique method of attachment prevents sliding or fouling of your Wind-Tels on the shrouds. Effective at any angle of heel in the lightest winds.
Made of stainless steel and marine grade metal parts. Comes in a package of 2.
The Turbo Meter provides uncommon accuracy, sensitivity, and pocket-sized convenience. It is based on the principle that a freely turning turbine will rotate at a speed directly proportional to the wind speed. To insure maximum sensitivity and accuracy, the turbine is suspended on sapphire jewel bearings, and its rotation is sensed by an infrared light beam which adds no friction. The resulting signal is processed electronically by an LSI (Large Scale Integrated) circuit for improved reliability and reduced size. A special three digit display is used for extra resolution and provides excellent viewing contrast in bright sunlight. A handy switch selects between four different scales —knots, feet per minute, meters per second, and miles per hour — for unmatched versatility. Unit is compact size (2.6 x 4.7", 7x 12cm) and light weight ( 3oz., 85g). Measures wind speed from 0 - 99.9 mph.
Reads wind speed in miles/hour, meters/second, and Beaufort. Readout dial is supported on sapphire jewel bearings and steadied by a rare earth magnetic dampening system. Folding handle quickly and securely latches into place. No batteries needed. Dimensions: 3-5/8" x 2-7/8" x 1" (92 x 73 x 25 mm) with handle folded. Weight: 2.5 oz (71 g). Measures wind speed from 0 - 60 mph.