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Default Stowe wind instrument sticking

I have a Stowe electronic wind instrument, qand it has started to stick when
the wind is just of the stern to port. Does anyone know whether this is
terminal or whether it's likely to be the top of the mast unit or base unit.
It works fine at all other points of sailing. When I say stick, I don't
think it's actually sticking, so much as the stepper motors (or whetever is
used) does not send signals to re adjust the pointer. It's a bit critical,
as the other day I thought I was goosewinged nicely, when the boom went
across, since in reality I was sailing by the lee. I guess I can feel it on
the back of the neck, but it's nice when the gadgets work as well!

John


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Could be the mast unit. When you turn through the wind does it suddenly
jump after it has been sticking?
There is a pot.meter inside with a magnet on it, it follows the magnet
thats in the windvane. The pot.meter tends to wear out after a while.

Or can you see the pointer of the instrument thouching the glass of the
instrument? If so, gently push on the middle of the glass(plastic) to
push it back down on the motor axel.

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