HenryD

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  • Commented on Navico NASA moves tech support to the cloud
    Ben, Bill, Navico, Progress! The routes/waypoints still will not delete but I was able to get a NIF file created on an SD card, and have emailed it to Steve at Navico support. I am hopeful that Steve and his...
  • Commented on Navico NASA moves tech support to the cloud
    Ben and Navico, I have been working with Steve P and Tom at Navico support. I am running the most current software. When I go to Settings/Support/Create Report - it tries to save report to SD Card, but it tries...
  • Commented on Navico NASA moves tech support to the cloud
    Bill and Ben, Thank you. I spent a career managing a technology department and have seen the good, bad and ugly of providing technical support to users that have very limited technical skills and who are extremely frustrated. Certainly not...
  • Commented on Smartgauge battery monitor, RC proclaims "paradigm shift"!
    Steve, Do you know what settings you used for your battery monitor module? I see two Battery Monitor Modules - one with or without the shunt? I am leaning towards adding the Magnum BMK if it will help get the...
  • Commented on Smartgauge battery monitor, RC proclaims "paradigm shift"!
    Norse, To answer your question...I used the batteries for 18 months, traveling approximately 50% of the time on shore power and 50% of the time on battery/inverter/genset. What I learned is that my two Balmar alternators were not wired properly...
  • Commented on Mercury & Navico: new VesselView Link, VesselView 702/502 displays and MFD engine interface
    Ben...thank you for another great posting. With each update from Navico, I am seeing the real capabilities of the technology come out. Three years ago, I ran the boat with a separate PC with showing Maretron's N2Kview. The last year,...
  • Commented on Flash: C-Map and Navico become sister companies
    Ben, I fell into a hole with Simrad - GoFree and C-MAP that has me wondering if either side knows what they are doing. I have Simrad equipment and downloaded my 2015 charts from the Simrad GoFree web site. When...
  • Commented on Gizmo's house battery replacement: consulting with Cole, Collins, Calder, Schwab & you
    Richard C and ALL others, When I read Richard C's comment "In my opinion, and I’m not an engineer, the Blue Sky Solar Boost regulator is the primary reason for the Lifeline longevity. I think the MPPT technology does in...
  • Commented on Gizmo's house battery replacement: consulting with Cole, Collins, Calder, Schwab & you
    Ben, This post is hits a nerve for me since I recently had to replace my batteries. Looking at your battery boxes, I would recommend looking into the L16 size batteries. I removed 4 8Ds and installed 8 GPL-16T Lifeline...
  • Commented on Smartgauge battery monitor, RC proclaims "paradigm shift"!
    It's been over year since there has been any comments - I have just killed 8 AGM L16 batteries and am looking for a better solution to care for the batteries. Any recent updates on those using the Balmar SmartGauge...
  • Commented on Coastal Marine WiFi, a winner!
    Phil, The cable tab is not broken. I have used several new Ethernet cables to with the same problem. A fellow boater suggested today that I epoxy two ring tabs to the base of the Rogue Wave Pro and then...
  • Commented on Coastal Marine WiFi, a winner!
    Is the Ethernet connection into the Bullet any different than the connector into the Rogue Wave? I have a Rogue Wave Pro that the Ethernet cable wiggles and comes loose. I called WaveWifi and was told my Rogue Wave Pro...
  • Commented on MARPA on small radars, is Navico 4G especially bad?
    "Out of frustration I've posted my issues to a public tracking site. Maybe that site should evolve as a general Navico issue reporting system open to all? Posted by: Sparky at December 8, 2015 8:55 AM" Sparky, What is the...
  • Commented on MARPA on small radars, is Navico 4G especially bad?
    Ben - first I want to thank you for the post and TwistedTree for your reply and blog. I have learned a lot from both of you. I have a full Simrad electronic package with NSO evo2 plotter and 4G...
  • Commented on Simrad RS35 VHF & HS35 wireless handset, testing pretty well
    Ben, My radio is installed in an enclosed pilot house, it is not exposed to weather at all. I received an email from Navico today that they had thought the engineers had a solution but they now are advising that...
  • Commented on Simrad RS35 VHF & HS35 wireless handset, testing pretty well
    Ben, We installed a RS90, RS35 and a HS35 last in May 2014. The RS35 stopped transmitting in May 2015. I sent it back to Simrad and they shipped me a different unit. The new unit has a software glitch...
  • Commented on MFD engine alarming improves, but still needs more Maretron-ization
    Ben, I hope Simrad and Maretron continue to advance the customization features of their systems. When we left Florida this spring, I ran N2Kview on one of my M016T monitors and Simrad split screen on the other monitor. In an...
  • Commented on One LED flare replaces U.S. required pyros, Sirius Signal but not Ocean Signal
    Ben, A lot of people agree with you. Defender had the Siris Flare as their Active Captain special a few weeks ago. Defender sold out in 24 hours. They received more stock recently (and shipped mine). My biggest concern about...
  • Commented on Simrad RS35 VHF & HS35 wireless handset, testing pretty well
    Ben, My RS35 seems to have finally stopped working. I tried turning it on/off, and turned off AIS completely. It would receive but would not transmit. I tested with both the TowBoat automated radio checks, another boat approx. 1/2 a...
  • Commented on Simrad RS35 VHF & HS35 wireless handset, testing pretty well
    Itzmann, Part of your post has me wondering. I have an RS35 that seems to be intermittent on transmit. Some times it works, sometimes it does not. I have been chasing the problem first trying to find a pattern and...
  • Posted NMEA2000 Network Congestion or conflict? to Panbo Forum
    Hello, I have a NMEA 2000 network with many Maretron sensors and Maretron N2KView. The network is also connected to my Simrad NSO evo2 chartplotter. There are several Simrad pieces connected to the network. I am having intermittent data problems....
  • Commented on The Navionics SonarCharts for Garmin conflict, messy business!
    Ben, Garmin charts were the main reason I elected to install Simrad's NSO evo2 with two touch screens. Garmin has an easier to use interface but they do not seem to play well with others as much as the other...
  • Commented on Simrad RS35 VHF & HS35 wireless handset, testing pretty well
    Ben, Have you heard of anyone else with the HS35 freeze if trying to use the hailer? This past weekend, my RS35 started playing the weather channels about every 2 hours. I did not notice if the unit had power...
  • Commented on Simrad RS35 VHF & HS35 wireless handset, testing pretty well
    Ben, I recently installed the RS35, RS90 and HS35. One problem that I have found and can repeat is to press the AIS button to get to the Hailer menu. My HS35 locks up and none of the buttons work....
  • Commented on Gizmo 2014, glass bridge shakedown cruising #1
    Ben, I have not figured out how to post a photo in the reply. I started this spring with removing my Raymarine RL80Cs and radar. I bought the Simrad NSO evo2 which missed delivery by about a month but I...
  • Commented on Fusion-Link N2K & Garmin, happy together
    I am hoping Garmin does support the other partners. I have a Fusion i700 and Simrad NSO. So far the integration is very lacking. I can control the volume. Simrad's recommendation is to have Sirius through their weather WM3 instead...
  • Commented on Lenovo Windows tablet, new MFD accessory or primary plotter?
    I have been using several different Windows running devices with Coastal Explorer. I have two Lenovo M92P Tiny PCs mounted under my helm. One runs Maretron N2KView and the other runs Coastal Explorer. I like splitting the screen with the...
  • Commented on Looking for an antenna mount adapter 1" x 1" with a side cable exit
    I am happy to say - Gemco responded with the part number I needed and BOE has it in stock. 04-673-01...
  • Posted Looking for an antenna mount adapter 1" x 1" with a side cable exit to Panbo Forum
    Hello, Does anyone have a source for an antenna adapter to screw a 12" extender into a 1" thread mount with a slot or hole in side to have cable exit? My Airmar PB200 threads onto a antenna mount but...
  • Commented on Mounting Maretron WSO100
    Does anyone know of a replacement for the PB200 1" threaded adapter that has the cable slot out the side? One too many gusts of wind Friday night snapped my adapter....
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