Sheldon Haynie

Sheldon Haynie

  • Commented on vYacht wifi..... help
    Expedition questions are probably better asked on the forum. Expeditionmarine.com has a link. You can connect via wifi to an H5000, not sure how to connect to your nmea2000 unless your router encapsulates it and sends over Ethernet....
  • Commented on Racer/Cruiser B&G system issues
    No end to this business... Ha.. you made a funny. Wife was "amused" that I spent more on B&G electronics than she did on house remodel (her math) I would suggest that you visit a West Marine or similar and...
  • Commented on Racer/Cruiser B&G system issues
    Generally things have gone well. As of 1/20/17 I have had problems only with the Precision 9 compass seeming to recently die, and my V50/H50 refusing to pair after an upgrade. Service through B&G tech support and local dealer (Eric...
  • Commented on Standard Horizon GX6500: a loaded VHF radio also integrated with Class B AIS
    It's likely your setup alternates use of a common antenna, it's less likely that you are concurrently transmitting at 25 watts and sending/receiving AIS....
  • Commented on Standard Horizon GX6500: a loaded VHF radio also integrated with Class B AIS
    Sounds pretty complete, is there a "Stealth" mode for the AIS Xmit? For those of us who race inshore it's a nice feature to be able to selectively turn off, without having to shut off the receive. With a separate...
  • Commented on Testing Raymarine Quantum Q24 radar, solid on many levels
    Nice article Ben, a question: in your side by side comparison, and in a few other screenshots, the HD seems to bloom more in distance and the Quantum more in angle. Is that a function of the settings or part...
  • Commented on A Camden boat grounding dissected, can crowdsourcing help?
    Crowd sourcing is a wonderful tool, when as you note the data is accurate and not fuzzed by errors. I've bounced the centerboard in Penobscot, Casco and elsewhere in part due to being tired or confused and in part because...
  • Commented on Proper Connection Technique for NMEA 0183 Wires
    "Best way" is always a bit of a loaded definition, but a gas tight joint is essential, crimp can do that, crimp and solder is better, Heat shrink over the crimp is more better still. NMEA 0183 is relatively low...
  • Commented on Setup and Sailsteer
    Martin; to expand on your questions, if you want to have the laylines be meaningful I'd check on how they are calculated in a Triton-Zeus system. Mine are driven by the polars in the Hercules software of the H5000, and...
  • Commented on Setup and Sailsteer
    Martin, The sailsteer will display your COG and HDG if you have one. It's a concise display that's efficient in presenting a lot of info in one package. Your Zeus may have an internal GPS, the Zeus2 do, and that...
  • Commented on Testing Furuno DRS4D-NXT solid-state Doppler radome, "Radar Redefined" most definitely
    Nicely detailed report. With that confidence in the ARPA, it would be tempting to leave it on as you note and rely on alarming......
  • Commented on NOAA introduces Zones of Confidence; mind your ZOC
    Nice article Ben. Do you know how will they handle the areas where they actually dragged a weighted wire? I recall Penobscot had some of those, as a means of finding significant rocks to some control depth. Will those be...
  • Commented on Flash: C-Map and Navico become sister companies
    Ben, Its basically taking the going concern from the 2003 fund;s books and selling it internally to new money in the "Altor IV" with participation from GS, freeing up cash in the Altor 2003 fund and that the quotes in...
  • Commented on Gizmo 2016, Pettit Hydrocoat Eco round 2 and Gadget redo
    That's possible, but its also possible that it's not shippable to Sunny CA, it turns out the water based transducer paint that West carries is not... And as regards Photoactive, I can see so many questions on that efficacy for...
  • Commented on Gizmo 2016, Pettit Hydrocoat Eco round 2 and Gadget redo
    So is this paint compatible for CA use and/or depth/speed Transducers? I have a severe fouling problem on my scanning sonar and would also like to use it on my paddlewheels if compatible....
  • Commented on Gizmo 2016, Pettit Hydrocoat Eco round 2 and Gadget redo
    Ah, haul/launch schedules: I've had them vary from circling the anchorage to meet a 5 minute window at Rye Harbor with Independent Boat Haulers of Eliot, ME to this year a >7 week delay tied up at Svendsens in Alameda,...
  • Posted Hands Free Voice over N2K/Ethernet to Panbo Forum
    With the niceties of AIS/DSC allowing you to tag a vessel and make a call initiated from your MFD, the question occurs, what about providing a "Hands Free" voice capability to the MFD that would allow you to use the...
  • Posted Anti-Fouling for Transducers to Panbo Forum
    I've been playing with a TotalScan transducer on a temporary mount, which has placed it about 6" below surface below my stern rail. The grass and hard fouling growth in only a month has been impressive. While my more permanent...
  • Commented on marine electronics for new build
    "Highlights moving boats" could be done with Doppler, or with MARPA. Fundamentally different technologies. How small/fast are you concerned with? Freighters-->Lobster boats -->Jet skis-->Kayaks ? Do you want to do this at night, in fog, in driving rain? What sea...
  • Commented on MARPA on small radars, is Navico 4G especially bad?
    We got out to do some sea trials yesterday, and there's a lot of learning. Seastate 0-1, overcast marine layer at 1000ft. 0. The Navico RI-10 sends broadcast packets, and the third party Ethernet Switch was not forwarding them. Direct...
  • Commented on Land Rover BAR, can this AC35 tech partnership "bring the Cup home"?
    Lidar. Not Lisa....
  • Commented on Land Rover BAR, can this AC35 tech partnership "bring the Cup home"?
    Involved with, is not skipper. Not slanging the man, as an Olympic helmsman he had to do all of it for himself. As tactician, he advised helmsman. Even if a great helmsman, he is not neccessarily best "skipper" just as...
  • Commented on The Passive Radar Reflector Solution for Sailboats
    I know the commercial guys are required to have both. Recreational neither, but just looking at boats in our YC, it seems that above 30 ft power & 35 ft for sailboats seems to be when you see radars and...
  • Commented on The Passive Radar Reflector Solution for Sailboats
    Dan, I am in agreement that a good reflector up high makes a recreational vessel a bigger "target" for the larger vessels, it's a very appropriate strategy, and yet while necessary is insufficient. A Class B transponder gives them not...
  • Commented on The Passive Radar Reflector Solution for Sailboats
    Radar is only as good as the product of the power of emitted signal, RCS, sensitivity of receiver, noise filtering and algorithm/operator to determine a contact from blips. Any of those being low, the ability to detect a vessel/ATON is...
  • Commented on Lowrance side imaging
    The totalscan "structurescan" side scanning mode only works at 455 & 800. http://www.lowrance.com/Root/Installation%20Guides/Lowrance/TotalScan-Transducer_IM_EN_988-11051-001_w.pdf Echo will work at 200, med/hi Chirp....
  • Commented on Source for ODS Connectors?
    I have worked out with ODS to buy 10 sets. Just have to send a wire transfer. These are field installable solder cups and will give a neater solution than moving a coil of cable back and forth to tender....
  • Commented on B&g (navico) 4g "no spoke data"
    Kees, thanks for response. Not sure what brand this is, was a major surprise that it blocked broadcast. Fortunately the SonarHub works to forward, allowing a network star topology around it, with legs for RI-10, Zeus2 and future Lowrance HDS,...
  • Posted Class B Transmit interval/trigger? to Panbo Forum
    Reading the Class B specifications (http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=AISMessagesB) , there's a Message 18 transmission interval that's SOG dependent (http://www.panbo.com/archives/2015/06/sotdma_class_b_ais_the_new_middle_way.html). That makes sense as you need more frequent updates at higher speeds. The question is about triggering a transmission on course changes? Class...
  • Commented on B&g (navico) 4g "no spoke data"
    Problem turned out to be caused by a POE ethernet hub/switch (I call it a hub, vendor calls it a switch) Running a cable direct from RI-10 to the Zeus2 MFD works fine. Will troubleshoot hub in more detail, but...
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