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THE CLASSIC SAILING INSTRUMENTS!The WS45, wind instrument, is specifically engineered to fit into the familiar 4-inch cutout in the bulkhead or pedestal instrument pod. Logical features, intuitive keys and attention to detail make it easy to get all of the necessary information to produce intelligent sailing decisions. The WS45 is built ruggedly to last a lifetime.WATER AND IMPACT PROOFThe molded, one piece waterproof front lens and gasketed keys of WS45 instrument make it perfect for cockpit or pedestal installations where rain, spray, and drenching can be expected.LOADED WITH FEATURESRacing count down timers, average speed, speed trend indicator, depth alarms, keel or surface offset, Velocity Made Good (VMG) both on and off the wind apparent wind speed and direction are just some of the features available on the 45 SERIES.COMPACT SIZEThe WS45 fits snugly into a 4-inch cut out supported by a 5-inch front bezel. Moreover, the instruments are only 2-inches deep requiring about 1-inch behind the bulkhead keeping the installation neat and tidy. The WS45 instrument can be mounted in most instrument pods or the bulkhead.EXTRA LARGE DISPLAYVisibility is not a problem with enormous bold digits and informational flags on a high contrast background. All of your crew will be able to read the instruments from various angles even from a distance. To assure proper visibility, select from 3 levels of backlighting for the display and keys.WS45 WIND SPEEDThe Horizon WS45 Wind instrument uses an inset LCD to indicate wind speed and a full 360-degree sweep, analog pointer for wind direction. The WS45 comes with a lightweight, low mass transducer on an 18" boom. The masthead and microprocessor work together to smooth readings in gusty winds and provide superb accuracy in light air.BUILT BETTER, SO, IT IS BACKED BETTERStandard Horizon digital instruments are supported against defects in parts and workmanship, for as long as you own them! We call it out Lifetime Flat Rate Service Program. As long as Standard Horizon instruments are maintained in reasonable condition by the original owner and show no evidence of physical abuse, neglect or intentional damage, Standard Horizon will repair them to original factory specifications for a fixed amount established on the date of purchase.
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Model Description List 064012016A Rear case N/A 070001006A Allen key N/A 108006023A Gasket, bulkhead N/A 160002020A Mounting bracket N/A 250013017A Power cable N/A 580010123A Flush mount nuts N/A DC45 Dust cover N/A IM0004017A LCD N/A M13349001A Junction box N/A M13349002A Tri-cup Assembly N/A M13349003A Wind vane assy. N/A M13349004A Masthead Assembly N/A M13349005A Masthead cable (100 ft.) N/A M19749001A Front case N/A M19749003A WS45 meter assy. N/A
Wind instrument loses its linearization It should be noted that the masthead unit for the wind speed/wind direction instruments must be linearized first and then calibrated. The ideal time/sequence to do this is before mounting the masthead unit by plugging the mast unit directly to the back of the display unit. The linearization and calibration can then be performed very accurately. After which the masthead unit can then be taken up the mast and put in place. Should there then appear to be a problem in the wind angle or wind speed the most common cause of the problem will be damage to the mast cable or incorrect connections running back through the boat (connections in the junction box). The linearization/calibration information for the unit is stored in the NVM (Non volatile memory). It is very unlikely that the NVM would fail and delete it's contents. It is possible that the NVM can get corrupted if there are low power levels on the boat, it only takes a single bit of data to be corrupted to vastly alter the linearization constants. If this happens the linearization/calibration will have to be performed again. Erratic Wind Speed Readings The most likely answer to this problem is that the masthead bearings for the wind direction are slowly stiffening over time due to water intrusion. This will cause the MU (masthead unit) to give readings that are way out. For this type of complaint it is best to take the display as well as the MU to your nearest STANDARD HORIZON dealer so that the problem (if any) can be resolved as quickly as possible. Another common cause of highly erratic wind direction readings is that the connections at the base of the mast where the cable is cut and put into the junction box has become corroded or loose or has lost contact. The white and brown wires in the masthead cable are the wires that carry the wind direction information and most typically the ones that will be at fault if all other avenues have been checked. Instrument gives readings that are way out The WS150 can both display true wind and apparent wind. The true wind calculation is made given the speed of the boat and the current (apparent) wind angle to calculate the true wind angle. However if the speed-reading is way out due to a faulty paddlewheel, or if the speed input is not connected at all then the calculations will give a true wind reading that is incorrect. Check that the speed-readings are correct and that the speed input is connected and if they were using true or apparent wind. This could be a problem with the MU (masthead unit) where bearings for the wind direction are slowly stiffening over time due to water intrusion. This will cause the MU (masthead unit) to give readings that are way out. For this type of complaint it is best to take the display as well as the MU to you?re nearest STANDARD HORIZON dealer so that the problem (if any) can be resolved as quickly as possible. Wind direction indication does not change even though wind vane moves The problem could be in the masthead assembly. One-way to check this is to locate the junction box and check the voltage between the white wire and ground, and the brown wire and ground. If the masthead assembly is functioning the voltage on each wire will be anywhere between 1.5 volts and 3.25 volts, with a difference between the two wires of about a volt (for example if the white wire reads 1.5 volts the brown wire should read 2.5 volts). Usually if the masthead transducer has stopped working both the brown and white wire will measure about 2 volts. How do I turn the power on and off on my wind instrument without having to disconnect it from the battery? In a typical wiring situation the instruments are wired directly to an accessory panel or breaker. When power to the boat is turned on the instruments are designed to turn on automatically as well, making an on/off switch on the instrument unnecessary. It is possible to wire in an external on/off switch in-line if access to an accessory panel or breaker is not available.
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