Davis Windex AV 15 inch vane with hardware allowing it to be directly mounted to any Shakespeare, Metz, VHF, FM/AM whip antennas. Windex wind indicators provide visible and accurate wind information necessary for sailing.
Windex AV kit is sold complete with vane, reflective reference tabs, stainless steel arms and all components necessary for quick and easy installation.
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at what angle should the reference tabs be set. I set mine too close?
I think it is a pure matter of preference. The idea is to give you an idea of the apparent wind angle to your boat, so even a fairly flat angle will for that. I plan to set mine with a n internal angle of between 75 and 90to degrees. Hope this helps.
Thank you very much. It was very helpful andconfirmed what I thought.Tom
Thanks so much.That was the problem, my package got all wet and I threw it out. I can certainly use the 60 degree angle. Again, I appreciate your help.Tom
I followed the package info - for cruiser 60 degrees, used the template on packaging. Hope that helps.
does the windex create any interfearance with radio reception ?
I have not noticed any interference in the UHF radio. I comes in loud and clear.Dan
Not at all. Works perfectly!
What type of cable connector is on the the bottom of the unit?
The Windex does not come with a transponder for connecting your UHF antenna as shown in the picture. You only get the windex, spreaders and some plactic tubing. You would have to purchase that separately. There are no cable connections with the Unit I purchased.The windex slides over the UHF antenna. I had to purchase a short piece of aluminum tubing(12" by 1/8" diameter) from Lowes to extend the Windex above my sailboat mast and slide a plastic tubing at the top of the antenna to keep it from blowing off . The spreaders, with the reflectors, were made of heavy duty wire and would not allow the washers supplied with the windex to work with my transponder. I left them off when connecting the transponder to the UHF cable connector. The cable connector for the UHF antenna cable was a screw type coax connector. I was able to screw in the UHF connector without the washers.
Makes nice combo with Metz antenna
Davis Windex for antenna installation saves clutter and a little bit of weight at the masthead. Installs easily. Minor negative is it came with a retainer for use on either top or bottom only. Had to make a top retainer from electrical tape. No big deal. Very happy with the Davis Windex for Antenna installation.
Good wind direction indicator
It was easy to install as I had the mast down. My antenna is side mounted and not truly on to of the mast but the rubber "keeper" enabled me to set the vane 5" higher up the antenna and using the original protector of the whip with it's tip cut off I can now keep the vane in its place on the 1/8" diameter antenna.
East Shore of Lake Michigan (W.Michigan)
Davis Windex AV 15
Works well to determine wind direction to improve overall sailing experience.
A compact yet visible Windex
My masthead is pretty cluttered- this Windex was the only one that would fit. I really like the fact that it mounted on my current radio antenna. It is very easy to see and is a big help when keeping track of the wind's direction.