Dan Corcoran (b393capt)

Dan Corcoran (b393capt)

  • 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!...
  • Posted Isolation Transformers to Panbo Forum
    I read that Isolation transformers provide extra protection against galvanic corrosion, specifically AC induced corrosion caused by nearby boats, over and above galvanic isolators, but they seem to weigh 65lbs or more. A little to much for a 35 foot...
  • Commented on Gizmo's new Firefly battery bank, working out the details
    What is the difference between the firefly E31 and G31 batteries? The brochures show identical dimensions and other specs....
  • Posted Best Chartplotter for Racing Features? to Panbo Forum
    I just saw the Garmin 7608xsv, and was really impressed by their racing features and the sailing screen (shows a sail steer like icon which is much easier to read, graphs of changing TWD direction & AWS, Opposite Tack calculation...
  • Posted Networking B&G Zeus3 to Panbo Forum
    Would anyone know if you network multiple Zeus3, if they share one map card? If you mark the start line on one, will both chartplotters show the navigation to the start line with the time to burn (like) features?...
  • Commented on NMEA 2000 fees, James Hamilton suggestions
    That would be a sound approach for the licensors, buy how about nmea?...
  • Commented on Connectivity Question new Garmin/old Seatalk1
    Most simple way to achieve your initial desires is to replace your speed transducer with identical product, and use the Raymarine "SeaTalk 1 to SeaTalk ng Converter Kit" to connect to your Garmin chartplotter to your seatalk sensors and displays....
  • Commented on nonfunctioning stereo speakers
    Sure a multimeter would work. Disconnect the harness and measure the #ohms between the two wires that go to each speaker. Measure the # ohms to the working speaker, then check to see if the other speakers are similar. You...
  • Commented on OCKAM, B&G, and 0183-2000
    Perhaps an ideal bridge would have two NMEA-2000 ports, and one or two NMEA-0183 ports. I place my sensors on NMEA-2000 Port 1; My Ockam on the 0183 interface, and my displays, MFD, and AIS on NMEA Port 2; Then...
  • Posted OCKAM, B&G, and 0183-2000 to Panbo Forum
    I am looking at this J/109 (racing sailboat) and trying to figure out a good path for taking this Ockam/SIMRAD/B&G Zeus hybrid into the NMEA2000 world. I am wondering what my options are. On this boat is a higher performance...
  • Commented on B&G mix and match
    Thank you Ben, Martyn, and Kees....
  • Commented on New Autopilot - WS-220WX???
    The Airmar is wonderful for wind measurement, but the compass at the top of the masthead was a problem in strong waves. It is better to get a separate compass. I believe there are less expensive options than the RC42....
  • Commented on B&G mix and match
    Oh, great catch. I was looking at the Vulcan 7 for the companionway. What do I sacrafice without the ethernet? Radar? Sharing of Navonics maps? anything else? Do B&G Chartplotters share maps, e.g. if I install Navonics on a Zeus2,...
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