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Dave Kall
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Once sailed on a boat (not a WS) with the windvane attachment for the electrical autopilot. Also had an Aires windvane on our 32. The electronic version doesn't even come close to the real thing. Actually the owner of the electronic one disconnected the windvane part and sailed the compass course; he was that disappointed in the wind direction input for the electronic one. My take is that the electronic one was overly sensitive. It used a small arrow that would move based on the wind - and some on boat movement.

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