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  • Commented on Fusion-Link N2K & Garmin, happy together
    I see that Garmin has just bought Fusion. No doubt that will mean further development of the Garmin:Fusion link, but maybe less linkage to more brands. Hopefully Garmin will keep developing the N2K and more open connections, rather than going...
  • Commented on BEP CZone Signal Interface, a NMEA 2000 winner
    I think that's a good way to go. Let us know how it works out. Good luck. Paul....
  • Commented on BEP CZone Signal Interface, a NMEA 2000 winner
    On a slightly different tack: here's a question for those of you who have purchased C-zone modules. When you bought it, were you then given the config software and all the manuals and files? Did you get them with the...
  • Commented on BEP CZone Signal Interface, a NMEA 2000 winner
    Hi, When I said that there might be better ways of handling monitoring I was really thinking that installing a C-zone system to just monitor a few tank senders seems like overkill and really isn't using the power of C-zone...
  • Commented on BEP CZone Signal Interface, a NMEA 2000 winner
    Hi, Sorry, I don't know anything about the Garmin MFDs which are compatible with C-zone: I think Ben probably has some knowledge. I imagine it's only their latest releases since it's only been this year when that's happened. I know...
  • Commented on BEP CZone Signal Interface, a NMEA 2000 winner
    okengr, We have a full C-zone system: both control & monitoring systems. We have one of their touch screen interfaces at the nav station. Really expensive but very cool. In the cockpit we control and monitor the entire system using...
  • Commented on B&G Triton, first look's good
    My 2 cents: I agree with RC that neoprene (i.e. wet suit material), works very well. It's readily available in rolls & sheets, comes in various thicknesses that are useful for different installs, and is reasonably priced. Lot's of uses...
  • Commented on B&G Triton, first look's good
    Hi guys, I agree with Ben on the point about Navico gear working well with other N2K stuff. We have 2 N2K networks, one for the instruments, and the other for the C-Zone switching gear. They are bridged to enable...
  • Commented on FLIR M-Series nav cam test, Raymarine integration appreciated!
    Hi Ben, Really interesting, but am I right in saying that the M-618CS retails at about US$35,000? Boy, that's an appreciable % of my total yacht's cost. Interesting from a techie veiwpoint, but I can't see it gaining traction in...
  • Commented on IBEX13 #2: Simrad NSO evo2, a new multi-touch glass helm architecture
    Hi Ben, Did you have any luck getting any more info regarding the NSS vs ZeusTouch software at the NMEA show? Cheers, Paul....
  • Commented on IBEX13 #2: Simrad NSO evo2, a new multi-touch glass helm architecture
    Ben, a question about the NSS s/w upgrade you mention. Any idea what the equivalent B&G Zeus Touch s/w version is? I went with the Zeus Touch vs the NSS because of the extra sailing features, but I assumed that...
  • Commented on IBEX13 #2: Simrad NSO evo2, a new multi-touch glass helm architecture
    Hi Ben, Any idea of pricing? Paul....
  • Commented on Panbo at AC34, photo tweeting
    Hi Jim, I have a question for you about the coverage that you may be able to answer. Is the speed data that is shown SOG or STW? I'm assuming it's SOG from GPS but it'd be useful to know....
  • Commented on B&G Triton, first look's good
    Ben, Do you have the "C-Zone Config Tool Instruction" pdf? That describes the calibration process well in sec 6.4 starting on page 31. To summarise (just in case you don't have it): Use the Config Tool whilst connected to the...
  • Posted PB200 error message - help needed! to Panbo Forum
    Hi, I turned on my NMEA2000 network today and I'm getting only partial data from the PB200. It's visible on the network (so the cabling must be ok), but it failed it's self-diagnostic test. It passed the lines EEPROM Format,...
  • Commented on Fusion Marine Stereo 2013, great but confusing!
    Hi all, On the i-thing plug compatibility: that's exactly why we didn't get the IP700, but installed an AV700. That has a cd/dvd player instead of the i-thing dock (sorry Ken, not Blueray), and has a USB plug on the...
  • Commented on BEP CZone Signal Interface, a NMEA 2000 winner
    I came to the same conclusion about the AC switches - definitely not needed for our 46ft sailing yacht. So we have a mostly traditional AC system not using Czone. They introduced the AC a few years after the DC,...
  • Commented on BEP CZone Signal Interface, a NMEA 2000 winner
    Sorry - I just saw my previous post. Typo in the first sentence - it should read "you can't use the Actisense gateway". Got the apostrophe but missed the "t". My apologies if it caused any confusion. Paul....
  • Commented on BEP CZone Signal Interface, a NMEA 2000 winner
    Hi Peter, Apparently you can' use the Actisense gateway. I asked that when I bought my first Czone stuff 3 years ago. I don't know why (maybe Ben can supply the answer?). At the time they said the only other...
  • Commented on BEP CZone Signal Interface, a NMEA 2000 winner
    Thanks makes sense, Ben. Our B&G Zeus Touch is shipping to us right now, which is why I'm not au fait with the details of the integration. I read the manual and didn't see any mention of configuration, but mostly...
  • Commented on BEP CZone Signal Interface, a NMEA 2000 winner
    Hi Doug, I've never done anything without using the software programming and N2K:USB link because my system has about 20 C-zone modules and it was just easier to use the software. However, I think it should be possible to do...
  • Commented on BEP CZone Signal Interface, a NMEA 2000 winner
    Doug, When I purchased my C-zone components from the Singapore reseller/agent he registered me with BEP and I now get all the software updates emailed to me. I tried to look at how I got the first software (I can't...
  • Commented on BEP CZone Signal Interface, a NMEA 2000 winner
    Hi Ben, I think the Boatersland prices are legit. Their below MAP prices once you put them in the cart are pretty similar to what I paid for my modules. Most are slightly more expensive than what I paid (5%...
  • Posted Echopilot 3D experiences - anyone? to Panbo Forum
    Hi all, I was looking at the Echopilot 3D website again today, and realised that it's been a while since it was introduced in a few blog entries on Panbo. I searched for any reviews of it on the web,...
  • Commented on inReach SE, will the screen do it?
    Hi, Just a note about their international pricing. If you look through their website it says that the rates are only for US & Europe residents. Aus, NZ, & Indonesian residents have a link to another website (not sure what...
  • Commented on The Equinox, celestial mechanics & pesky "True Wind"
    I'd bet that Dave in his Mar 22nd comment is correct about why racing sailors and wind instrument makers call Water Wind "true Wind": because before GPS the instruments couldn't correct to the real true wind because they only had...
  • Commented on MIBS CZone tour, enabling the car-like boat
    Hi all, As Ben mentions, it's probably better to answer a lot of these questions in a separate article which describes an installation in some detail. I'm talking to Ben about doing something like that in the next few months,...
  • Commented on MIBS CZone tour, enabling the car-like boat
    Hi, I'm in the middle of implementing a C-zone system on our 31 year old 46ft cruising sailing boat. I have a couple of comments about some of the questions/comments above: 1) Like all electrical systems, expansion will be dictated...
  • Commented on Price of Navionics Online additional charts
    Hi Ben, thanks for replying - I was starting to wonder if anyone was going to :). I'm not certain of anything, since we don't yet own a chart plotter (sorry: MFD). However, we chartered a yacht last week in...
  • Posted Price of Navionics Online additional charts to Panbo Forum
    Hi all, We're putting a chart plotter on board (finally) and I've been looking at the various bundles of charts with plotters. Looks like most of the plotters are sold with basic Navionics charts (silver), and then we'll need to...
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