I have always wanted a Raymarine ST40 or ST60 wind speed instrument but really could not justify spending the money on one. Mainly I was interested in wind speed and not direction. Last week I picked up a wireless weather station and so far I have been pretty impressed. I got a cheaper model that just measures wind speed, temp, humidity and atmospheric pressure. It also measures wind gusts, wind chill and quite a few others.
I wasnt sure how it would fair in the salt air so I figured I would try out a cheap one.
It was some place in the range of $80 at Best Buy.