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  • Posted Broadband Radar vertical beam width? to Panbo Forum
    I have bought a Simrad 3G radar and am trying to figure the best height to mount it on the mast. According to the 3G/4G manual it is best to mount it so that you get a clear view from...
  • Posted Replacing an RL70 radar/plotter? to Panbo Forum
    {This is from a sailor who watched my SevenSeas Radar webinar, and I'm posting it here because others may have suggestions -- Ben} I have no experience with radar. My wife and I just purchased a 44' sailboat that has...
  • Posted iPad or Laptop? to Panbo Forum
    Could you please tell me if you have evaluated or plan to evaluate soon the navionics app for the ipad and the (gold) charts that navionics uses with this app. As far as I can tell, with very little experience,...
  • Posted Sirius to CE, or wefax via satellite? to Panbo Forum
    Can anyone help the sailor who wrote this? "Thank you for the best blog there is on marine electronics. I have been watching and searching the site for quite a while looking for a black box that will receive sirius...
  • Posted Droid X apps? to Panbo Forum
    I'd appreciate some coverage of the DroidX. I too love Apple but ATT coverage of US east coast does not compare to Verizon's. We are headed from Chesapeake to the Bahamas this fall....
  • Posted inverter rf interference to Panbo Forum
    Your comments on hf radio inverter generated interference would be most appreciated. On my 75 tonne steel bucket, I have an 32VDC 2500 Watt sealed Outback which performs flawlessly and silently. On my Brewer 43 a Magnum 12VDC 2800+/- Watt...
  • Posted AIS direct to WiFi? to Panbo Forum
    I have ordered an Apple iPad (3G-64GB). I'll be running iNavX on it. I want to get the AIS sig to iNavX via WiFi. Do you know of a WiFi bridge (dongle etc) that I could plug into my USB...
  • Posted 12v HDMI monitor? to Panbo Forum
    Reed wrote: "I've been looking to reduce the power consumption of my on-board computer (currently a Mac Mini), and came across a Nettop made in Israel, called the Fit PC2. It's a 12VDC unit, no fan, tiny size, lots of...
  • Posted NMEA 2000 autopilots to Panbo Forum
    Out of all the marine electronics devices, autopilots have remained relatively resistant to making the switch over to NMEA 2000. I recently sent an email to ComNav asking if they intended to offer an upgrade or new autopilot model that...
  • Posted CAT engine view displays? to Panbo Forum
    Anybody know a company that can service CAT Engine View display systems? Captainjohnnie...
  • Commented on Best Marine LCD for Night use
    Kees (whose posting problem is still not solved) has this reply for Paul: Paul, One of the problems with CCFL backlights is that they can't just be driven at any current and duty cycle -- or at least the common...
  • Commented on decimal places of speed through the water?
    From Kees (who is a good man, but whose comments somehow mess up the forums ;-) Hi Breezetree, The NMEA 2000 PGN 128259 “Speed” has a 16 bit value containing the boat speed in m/s in 1 cm resolution. I...
  • Posted Why NMEA to Panbo Forum
    One thing I wanted to ask ... why yet another electrical standard .. we have loads of multi-drop systems from RS422, 485, I2C, CAN, ethernet (multiple protocols), as well as the drive-by-wire systems used in cars. Why do we need...
  • Posted Max wind speed? to Panbo Forum
    I am about to buy a wind instrument but can't seem to find one that will do a "peak hold" on wind speed. I'd like to capture peak wind speeds so I can add this to my anchoring log book....
  • Posted SR 161 to plotter issues to Panbo Forum
    Dear Mr Panbo, Thank you very much for your very informative web site. I would be interested in your comments on the following article; http://www.milltechmarine.com/AIS_chart_plotters.htm on the use of the SR 161 AIS and Garmin 4000 5000 series plotters. Have...
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