Dan Corcoran (b393capt)

Dan Corcoran (b393capt)

  • Commented on eLoran is back, thanks to Kim Jong-un?
    Is it possible gps spoofing is one of the factors at play with the recent collisions of two of our Aegis destroyers? Either spoofing commercial vessel, or the destroyer? There are more than a couple of navies that would like...
  • Commented on Platform for "Expedition" sailing software
    Surface 4 Pro still, i5 without fan, still a leading contender for running expedition from a nav table down below? What to use as a keypad/touchpad with it? What is a great mount for it?...
  • Commented on Gizmo's new Firefly battery bank, working out the details
    Destroy the charging source? That's extremely undesirable on a distance race or sailing cruise. No battery and no alternator! Is there a potential drop in design (multiple battery posts? Quality Contactor? BMS controlled fake voltage sense output to sources) that...
  • Commented on Lessons learned by causing a false AIS MOB alert
    Ben, any reply back? "Thanks, Dan! The test DSC alarm sounds like such a good idea, I fear that the USCG already thought of it and has some reason they can't do it. But I think I know the right...
  • Posted Lithium Batteries Anyone to Panbo Forum
    Lithium anyone? Are there any vendors yet offering a lithium battery suitable as a house battery that fits in the form factor of a E31/G31 with built in protections so that there are no additional requirements of the electrical system...
  • Commented on Gizmo's new Firefly battery bank, working out the details
    Lithium anyone? Are there any vendors yet offering a lithium battery suitable as a house battery that fits in the form factor of a E31/G31 with built in protections so that there are no additional requirements of the electrical system...
  • Commented on Lessons learned by causing a false AIS MOB alert
    Hmm, the first and only time I received a DSC alarm on Breeze Pleeze, 2015 I think, I missed out on assisting anyone or the experience of what it looks like because I misinterpreted the unfamiliar alarm as a false...
  • Commented on Which plotter, radar, autopilot system to buy?
    Also, is "installation ease" an objective and measurable purchasing consideration between brands? With a great deal of the installation time having to do with our choice of the physical location of our components, not sure how you can measure? I...
  • Commented on Which plotter, radar, autopilot system to buy?
    I would disagree Rich. As consumer MFD's have made an evolutionary jump recently in processing power and functionality (see Ben's radar comparison, new sailing features), and openness (WiFi, MFD's consume crowd sourcing data), split data networks (live boat data split...
  • Commented on Which plotter, radar, autopilot system to buy?
    Better question, is the hidden heading sensor in the B&G GPS better than the Simrad RC42?...
  • Commented on Which plotter, radar, autopilot system to buy?
    Great reply Dan, I enjoyed reading that. A heading sensor hiding in the GPS you wrote. Is that nearly as good as the Precision 9?...
  • Commented on Which plotter, radar, autopilot system to buy?
    Spent some time looking at MFDs in West Marine and was wondering if anyone else has the perception B&G is a lot more affordable for sailboat owners, costing less than Garmin, or if anyone has the perception Garmin has solidly...
  • Commented on B&G H5000 tempts my racing heart
    Terrific, Ben has my contact info als, or use my fn followed by @servicespan.net...
  • Commented on B&G H5000 tempts my racing heart
    This is for a j109 sailboat, mostly used for racing phrf and one design, it has a tall b&g masthead sensor, signet paddlewheel, nmea0813 Airmar depth sensor, simrad rc42 rate compass, simrad rc36 rate compass, AP26 autopilot head, AC20 autopilot,...
  • Commented on B&G H5000 tempts my racing heart
    Is B&G H5000 graphic display and Triton2 graphic display capabilities for sailors essentially identical?...
  • Commented on B&G H5000 tempts my racing heart
    I have room for a Zues3 and two triton2's over the companionway of my J/109. Any thoughts if a Zues3 and H5000 wouldn't be a better choice? (I don't have the h5000 CPU's, but may add in the future after...
  • Commented on Garmin acquires ActiveCaptain, now what?
    I would imagine the attraction to aquire AC was focused on Jeff's add on vision to AC that involved hardware. Garmins manufacturing resources may make a great home for that....
  • Commented on What is a good source for
    Thank you!...
  • Posted What is a good source for to Panbo Forum
    What is a good source for comprehensive B&G/Simrad NMEA-2000 wiring options? I am specifically looking to 1) understand my options to get N2K to a cluster of instruments without having to run multiple spur cables for each. With Maretron I...
  • Commented on Panbo News+ design discussion please
    It's more expensive, but Mihai can do things outside MT including build browser based forms that feel like easy to use mobile apps (just don't need to install them). Another thought, ask Mihai to create a robot to watch your...
  • Commented on Panbo News+ design discussion please
    Having gone through each of the entries in the Twitter Feed, and some FB entries, some thoughts come to mind. * I like the super short content and links to follow for more. It was compelling to read them all....
  • Commented on Panbo News+ design discussion please
    As a reader I would like to see more entries on the Panbo blog, rather than an effort to launch a new section, including entries from you Kees. I do think it is a worthy idea to launch a news...
  • Commented on Panbo News+ design discussion please
    Why the split / what problem are you looking to solve? You don't want to injure the Panbo brand by including industry announcements in the main feed with reviews of equipment tested on the water? A new revenue stream? A...
  • Commented on Sabre 66: excellence in digital switching and control
    I am curious, in addition to Day Cruising, what are the other modes....
  • Commented on Victron and FireFly Oasis
    Interesting, 4 batteries in serial? How is even charging accomplished? How to draw 12v to those devices that need it?...
  • Commented on What is the best flashlight?
    How about that, it's only $11.50 now https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002OOZERY/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER...
  • Commented on What is the best flashlight?
    How are you going to use it? In generally very difficult to predict by reading the specs on a flashlight how well the beam produced by the light bulb will perform in the circumstances you need, for example some lights...
  • Commented on WilhelmSK app shows what Signal K, good boat WiFi, and smart DIY coding can do
    I enjoyed reading this entry, which involves creating a powerful sensor for your boat for the cost of a $35 IMU ( inertial measurement unit on a chip) plus an $18 development board. Add a few wires and you have...
  • Commented on Isolation Transformers
    I had not thought of that, tell me more. How to recognize from it's specs that a charger is capable of this, and doesn't connect DC ground to AC ground? Do combined charger/inverter do the same thing? Is there a...
  • Commented on METS 2016: Navico, Fusion, Airmar and Signal K
    Thanks for any news you can share Kees!...
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