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  • Commented on SailTimer; the app, the GPS, & the Wind Vane
    Interestingly, Ben alluded to Rob's comment, when he mentioned previously "But they might run into SailTimer elsewhere, too. For years now, Summers has licensed his algorithms for use in programs like MacENC and Fugawi (I'm about to test the all...
  • Commented on SailTimer; the app, the GPS, & the Wind Vane
    I guess I have a different viewpoint from Dan C. I sail primarily on Lake Michigan, and I find using the SailTimer app very easy. And if I can someday input my on-board data (wind speed & direction, boat speed)...
  • Commented on Indigo, a multi manfacturer N2K design
    Forgot to mention that I did indeed take Ben's suggestion and eliminated the multiport at the NavPod, and used two short SimNet cables to daisy-chain the three instruments together. Works very well! Jon Kinne s/v Indigo Island Packet 37...
  • Commented on Indigo, a multi manfacturer N2K design
    This is the diagram of the system that is now complete, and about which I posted an hour or so ago in response to Ben's Simrad/N2K lead article today. Jon Kinne s/v Indigo Island Packet 37...
  • Commented on SimNet network testing, & more NSE goodies
    Hi Ben, I had posted last October or so when I was designing Indigo's new N2K network using Maretron's N2K design tool, and you had posted the diagram and made some helpful comments. The network is a hybrid of Maretron...
  • Commented on Adventures in NMEA 2000 Wiring, Part II
    One other thing I have found while making up perhaps 10 field-attachable connectors...depending on the diameter of your cable, the rubber collar inside the strain-relief plastic "cage" may not be able to be compressed much, and if you try to...
  • Commented on N2K Analyzer
    I like the Maretron product for being able to run N2K analyzer with it, but is there some way we can check to see that using it as the gateway will allow Weathercaster software to run with complete functionality?...
  • Posted N2K Analyzer to Panbo Forum
    Does the N2K Analyzer come with the purchase of a Maretron USB 100 gateway, or must that be purchased separately? Does the USB 100 pass all the PGN's from a PB200 so the Weathercaster software can function, or does a...
  • Commented on N2K Trunk Size & Drop Length
    I have to assume that Airmar sizes the cable which connects the PB200 to the backbone to account for the PB200's current requirements, so the issue is the rest of the backbone. Even if I don't have a problem with...
  • Posted N2K Trunk Size & Drop Length to Panbo Forum
    On a 37' boat with a system as diagrammed in a previous thread in this Forum, would it seem acceptable for the trunk (backbone) to be micro or would there be a need to increase to mid? Second, the N2K...
  • Commented on N2K Network Suggestions
    Dan, here are the answers to the questions you posed: I'm planning to get my N2K wiring components from Maretron. The diagram above cut off the IS20 Wind display, which I plan as part of the system. The only other...
  • Commented on Radar Reflectors - Informal Survey
    1. Island Packet 37, sail 2. I have the aluminum "ball" which collapses flat, and which is hoisted with a flag halyard. 3. Temporary mount 4. Since my First (and only) Mate prefers sailing in fair conditions, if the weather...
  • Commented on N2K Network Suggestions
    OK, am I correct that 1. feed my autopilot data from the MUX output to Simrad via AT-10. 2. feed PB200 data plus speed, depth & temp from the AT-10 back to input side of MUX. 3. there seems to...
  • Commented on Convert B&G Transducer Data to NMEA 0183?
    Thanks David, I have the "B" style transducer thru-hull fittings (brass) so I am going to have to replace the thru-hulls and then use the new sensors. It will be a little more work, but not bad. I appreciate your...
  • Commented on N2K Network Suggestions
    "In the meantime you could use the AT10 to your MUX..." I can't see from the images if the cable coming out of the AT-10 contains both Tx and Rx conductors? I need to be able to direct data from...
  • Posted N2K Network Suggestions to Panbo Forum
    I am going to upgrade the instruments and sensors on my Island Packet 37, and from what I can tell after reading many posts and manufacturers manuals etc, it will be best to run an N2K network trunk and...
  • Commented on Convert B&G Transducer Data to NMEA 0183?
    In that case, it will be simpler to just replace the transducers with ones that output N2K. I see Airmar makes an "all-in-one" transducer that outputs speed, depth and temp; do you know someone who sells a separate transducer for...
  • Posted Convert B&G Transducer Data to NMEA 0183? to Panbo Forum
    I am upgrading my instruments, displays and autopilot from B&G Network to Simrad (AP 28), but I have a question about my existing transducers. Does anyone know if there is a way to read the B&G data from the B&G...
  • Commented on Simrad AT10, handy but limited?
    I am upgrading my instruments, displays and autopilot from B&G Network to Simrad (AP 28), but I have a question about my existing transducers. Does anyone know if there is a way to read the B&G data from the B&G...
  • Commented on Airmar PB200 hands-on #1, & into the delivery box!
    Dan...I am planning to upgrade my existing sail instruments from current B&G Network to SIMRAD. I plan to use their AP 28 Pilot. They want to sell that with their own rate compass, and they want to sell their IS20...
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