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DAVIS INSTRUMENTS Windex Wind Indicators

Improved with bird-proof spike

Super-sensitive to slight changes in air flow at the masthead, Windex wind indicators are popular around the world because they offer such an exceptional value. They feature sapphire jewel suspension bearings, large fin/low inertia vanes and easy-to-read, fully adjustable tacking-tab systems for quick reference. For cruising and racing boats 15'L or longer.

  • Select Windex 10 Sport for small boats and dinghies or Windex 15 for larger boats
  • Reflective tape on vanes and tacking tabs for night visibility
  • J-base enables mounting on top, side or front of mast
Customer Reviews
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Windex 10 Sport Wind Indicator 277983 3120
In stock online.

$43.99

Windex 15 Wind Indicator 135210 3150
In stock online.

$64.99

Product Description

Improved with bird-proof spike

Super-sensitive to slight changes in air flow at the masthead, Windex wind indicators are popular around the world because they offer such an exceptional value. They feature sapphire jewel suspension bearings, large fin/low inertia vanes and easy-to-read, fully adjustable tacking-tab systems for quick reference. For cruising and racing boats 15'L or longer.

  • Select Windex 10 Sport for small boats and dinghies or Windex 15 for larger boats
  • Reflective tape on vanes and tacking tabs for night visibility
  • J-base enables mounting on top, side or front of mast

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Davis Instruments Windex 15 Indicator
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • Easy to install (8)
  • Well built / quality (7)
  • Attractive (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sailing (9)
    • Small boats (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (6), Advanced (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    The Windex 10 Windvane is ...

    The Windex 10 Windvane is ideal for my 26 foot sailboat. It clearly shows apparent wind direction and is an ideal tool that helps you tune your boat to maintain the maximum profile in...Read complete review

    The Windex 10 Windvane is ideal for my 26 foot sailboat. It clearly shows apparent wind direction and is an ideal tool that helps you tune your boat to maintain the maximum profile in any wind condition or direction.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    They eventually break

    I am having to replace a Windex 15 where the entire rear end broke off, rendering it completely useless and swiveling around aimlessly. I am suspecting the plastic eventually became brittle due to sun...Read complete review

    I am having to replace a Windex 15 where the entire rear end broke off, rendering it completely useless and swiveling around aimlessly. I am suspecting the plastic eventually became brittle due to sun exposure. For this amount of money I expect a unit that will last indefinitely. Do you want to be dropping your mast to replace something like this?

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    2.0

    flimsy

    By no nickname

    from Florida

    About Me Beginner

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Davis Instruments Windex 15 Indicator:

          Seems like a useful item, but I couldn't even get it out of the package in one piece. I step my mast solo so I don't see this lasting long after gluing the tail back on. I may replace it with an old crossbow bolt. I like the idea of it.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent Product

          By Big Mac Helm

          from Lake Livingston, TX

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Install
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • 24 - 30 Foot Sailboats

            Comments about Davis Instruments Windex 15 Indicator:

            I use the Windex 15 for my 25-foot sailboat, attaching it atop the mast. In addition to its accurate indication of wind direction, I'm also pleased with the metal spire that towers above the indicator and discourages birds from trying to land up there while the boat's in its slip. Having used Windex indicators for some 25 years, I find them to be very reliable and long-lasting. I highly recommend Windex indicators, and I'm enjoying this 15-inch version because of it's increased visibility above my 34-foot mast.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            wouldn't be without

            By shechem

            from Chicago

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sailing
              • Small Boats

              Comments about Davis Instruments Windex 10 Sport Indicator:

              Have one on both of my current sailboats. It gives a quick wind direction reference. As a relative beginner, it makes finding the wind and setting your point af sail a "breeze".

               
              5.0

              A very good wind indicator

              By Larry

              from Granville, OH

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Inexpensive
                • Sailing

                Comments about Davis Instruments Windex 10 Sport Indicator:

                An inexpensive wind indicator that is very useful for inland lake day sailing.

                 
                4.0

                Just One Problem

                By Dale

                from Chittenango, NY

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Difficult To Install

                Best Uses

                • Large Boats

                Comments about Davis Instruments Windex 15 Indicator:

                The Windex Wind Indicators by Davis Instruments is an excellent product that I have used on my boats for over 15 years. However, this time I had trouble lining up the threading on the wind vane with the post. It did finally work.

                 
                4.0

                Good Wind Indicator, cheap base

                By John

                from Michigan

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Flimsy Construction

                Best Uses

                • Sailing
                • Small Boats

                Comments about Davis Instruments Windex 10 Sport Indicator:

                This is a great wind indicator for sailboats up to 25 feet. Installation was easy (replacing same model lost in trailering). The plastic mounting base tends to crack when the set-screw is tightened, but a little glue can work around this.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Perfect size Windex for my Catalina 22.

                By Elborba

                from Hatboro, PA

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Easy To Use
                • Quality Construction

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Sailing

                Comments about Davis Instruments Windex 10 Sport Indicator:

                Great in very light air. One very sensitive indicator.

                 
                5.0

                Would buy again

                By Rez Williams

                from Marthas Vineyard MA

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Easy To Use
                • Quality Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sailing

                  Comments about Davis Instruments Windex 10 Sport Indicator:

                  Accurate wind direction indicator when placed at top of mast on an aftward extension so as not to be visually blocked by the mast.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  good

                  By BB

                  from Tahiti

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy To Install
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Quality Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Sailing

                    Comments about Davis Instruments Windex 15 Indicator:

                    The best wind indicator for a small boat
                    25 feet.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I can see where the wind is coming from.

                    By Ron

                    from Port Angeles, WA

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Easy To Install
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Quality Construction

                    Cons

                    • Pricey

                    Best Uses

                    • Sailing
                    • Small Boats

                    Comments about Davis Instruments Windex 10 Sport Indicator:

                    So simple but so very usefull. Great instrument!

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