Optiparts Low-friction wind indicator. Similar to HKMK1 but with a slightly larger diameter shaft in order to more snuggly fit pennant plugs on racing masts.
1. There is flashing (a line where the plastic mold halves come together) on the red vane. This ridge snags on the black retainer, rendering it useless. I will need to trim away the flashing, which is what the factory should have done in the first place.
2. The vane is not balanced. If I hold it horizontally, it points downward. I am going to have to sand away some of the point, and balance the device myself. Again, this should have been tested and corrected at the factory.
These are simple fixes, but inexcusable quality defects.
- It is simple and reasonably priced
- I need to correct issues that should have been caught by Quality Control
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