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FAQ2018-08-12T19:53:56+00:00

THE FIRST OF ITS KIND WIND INDICATOR

Why use a Wind Indicator

If you ask any small boat sailor what the fastest mode of sailing or wind direction is, he would say a beam-reach. This is when the wind is hitting the boat at a 45 degree angle to the wind. So how would you know if you were at a beam-reach or another wind direction if you didn’t have something to tell you where the wind was coming from?

Understanding wind accuracy and direction is the most essential tool you have to increase both your boat speed and your skill level in sailing. Unlike other wind-indicators the Olfree Advantage Wind-Indicator works for you when your boat is heeling over.

Any person who sails for pleasure or competition should have a Olfree Advantage Wind-Indicator because the wind is constantly changing. It would be extremely difficult for you to know the direction of the wind and how to trim your sails without it.

FAQ

A: If you ask any small boat sailor what the fastest mode of sailing or wind direction is, they would say a beam-reach. This is when the wind is hitting the boat at a 45 degree angle to the wind.

So how would you know if you were at a beam-reach or another wind direction if you didn’t have something to tell you where the wind was coming from?

Understanding wind accuracy and direction is the most essential tool you have to increase both your boat speed and your skill level in sailing. Unlike other Wind Indicators the BLACKBIRD Wind Indicator works for you when your boat is heeling over.

Any person who sails for pleasure or competition should have a BLACKBIRD Wind Indicator with gimbal because the wind is constantly changing. It would be extremely difficult for you to know the direction of the wind and how to trim your sails without it.

A: The BLACKBIRD Wind Indicator will work on

  • BOATS WITH NO JIB

Such as: SABOTS, LASERS, OPTI’S AND NO JIB SAILBOATS

  • FRACTIONAL RIGS

Such as: Club FJ, CFJ, 420, and 470

(Almost any Boat with a Fractional-Rig)

  • MASTHEAD RIGS

Such as: Almost any Masthead sailboat

A: There is definitely no drilling of any kind into your mast.

A: There are no screws or bolts of any kind.

A: Literally in less than :30 seconds or less. The BLACKBIRD Wind Indicator was designed by boaters for boaters for easy on and easy off.

A: For the first time ever, a Wind Indicator has been made with a GIMBAL. The GIMBAL makes sure that your Wind Indicator is always giving you correct readings because the BLACKBIRD Wind Indicator always remains parrallel to the water when the boat is heeling over at any angle. The BLACKBIRD Wind Indicator is, without doubt, the most advanced system on the market today.

Welcome to the twenty-first century of sailing. Simply put, this is the most advanced Wind Indicator system on the market today. For the first time ever racers have the ability to tell wind direction using a balanced gimbal attached to a high tech wind indicator.

Just feeling your boat propelled by the wind helps you appreciate nature’s power. Learning to be in the nautical environment teaches us many things about our lakes and oceans, weather, and aquatic life, and sailors are active in helping to protect these resources. And without a motor, the energy we use is completely renewable!

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