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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.

Reg. $43.99

Save $14.00

$29.99

Windex 15 Wind Indicator 135210 3150
In stock online.

Reg. $64.99

Save $15.00

$49.99

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 InstrumentsWindex Wind Indicators
 
4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

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)

    Reviewed by 13 customers

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    (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 Windex Wind Indicators:

      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 Windex Wind Indicators:

        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 Windex Wind Indicators:

          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 Windex Wind Indicators:

          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 Windex Wind Indicators:

          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 Windex Wind Indicators:

          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 Windex Wind Indicators:

            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 Windex Wind Indicators:

              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 Windex Wind Indicators:

              So simple but so very usefull. Great instrument!

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great product. Installation is key

              By Phantomracer

              from Boston, MA

              About Me Professional

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Could be more robust

              Best Uses

              • Sailing

              Comments about Windex Wind Indicators:

              We have this on each of our 2 sailboats. With 15 years of service between the 2. No failures due to product design.

              The set screw fits into a groove on the windex base. It is very easy to screw the set screw and miss the groove. If you do not set it right, the windex will fall off in strong wind. If you get the screw in the groove, it will survive all reasonable wind conditions. Has survived many 40+mph blows on our boats.

              It is not strong enough to survive if a large bird decides to sit on it. There is an optional spike that should help with this.

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