The solar-powered SailTimer Wind Instrument™
Balanced, Small & Wireless
Holiday Sale Now On
To help celebrate the holiday season, we are pleased to announce that the 4th generation of the wireless, solar-powered SailTimer Wind Instrument™ is on sale for $349.99 US. That is an incredible price for a masthead anemometer, especially one with so many innovations. For example, we seal all of the electronics right in the tail section. How well does it balance that way? It has a vertical design so that it is not a perch for seagulls, but can it stand up on its own? See for yourself in this 48-sec. YouTube clip:
The tail looks bigger and heavier, but this is actually an optical illusion. The nose cone is made of brass, which is heavier than steel (and non-corrosive). The nose cone is also using leverage, because it is farther out from the axis of rotation. There is also an air pocket in-between the solar panels in the tail. So even without the mounting rod, it is actually easy to just set the Wind Instrument upright on a table and spin it around, or on a wharf in this case. The Wind Instrument balances and rotates in the breeze. The tail does not weigh it down.
Unlike traditional masthead anemometers, the SailTimer Wind Instrument™ is not much bigger than your hand. So it is the first masthead anemometer that can be used on small sailboats (especially because it is submersible).
Our masthead anemometers were the first ever that could transmit to smartphones, starting in 2012. The innovative design of the newest Wind Instrument also makes it the only masthead anemometer that can be raised from deck level without climbing or lowering the mast, the only one with wind cups designed for sailing along heeled over, the only one with a digital compass right in the wind direction arrow, and the only anemometer that works with rotating masts. It is also the only masthead anemometer with crowd-sourcing, and we are starting to use it to populate live wind maps. Live wind maps are much more useful than a coarse marine weather forecast made hours ago.