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  • Commented on Afterguard heads-up display, the Recon Jet goes sailboat racing
    Wow that's absolutely smoking. How about a less expensive version that simply provides heading, wind speed, and speed through water? Just the basics for a helmsmen who needs to keep their eyes glued to the head sail telltales?...
  • Commented on Vesper XB-8000 test, much more than a Class B AIS transponder
    Saffy, that makes a lot of sense, however I would take it one step further. It would be better if there was no substantial length of coax cable. It would be better if the transceiver was mounted outside with the...
  • Commented on Sailing with an Airmar PB200 - Part II
    I have a surprise for anyone interested in where the wind sensor is located on an AC72 (Ben posted above that it is not on the masthead). Look for it in this picture. http://www.kingmanphotography.com/#!/index/G0000QIEVFKrG9Uc/21...
  • Commented on PB200 question for Dan Corcoran
    Peter, I would add to what Ben wrote, that if you have a sailboat, save yourself the cost and effort of using a gateway to program the PB200/WS200, and instead purchase one of the $200 NMEA-2000 compatible GPS & Solid...
  • Commented on Sailing with an Airmar PB200 - Part II
    This is interesting, an article where the author estimates the very narrow range of apparent wind angles an AC72 experiences while racing is between 16 and 19 degrees apparent. http://www.nauticed.org/sailing-blog/americas-cup-apparent-wind/ One can imagine that the apparent wind change is just...
  • Commented on Sailing with an Airmar PB200 - Part II
    Henning, I would add to what Ben wrote, that I have direct experience with the situation you described (copied below). Now the crew can use the autopilot safely. To elaborate ... on a cup & vane sensor, combined with an...
  • Commented on Sailing with an Airmar PB200 - Part II
    And the Final Answer on the PB200 ... ... follows after I first thank Irene Robb of Airmar for evaluating video and graciously fielding questions from Grandsoleil and I, and as well, thanks to Grandsoleil for his insightful sensor engineering...
  • Commented on Sailing with an Airmar PB200 - Part II
    Henning & Sybaris, Thank you for writing here about your experiences with the PB200, as well as in earlier comments. Your correction of Grandsoleil is spot on. In fact I agree with Henning word for word. Sybaris does exactly as...
  • Commented on Sailing with an Airmar PB200 - Part II
    There is a WX entry for Panbo that will be ready shortly, but I couldn't help commenting now. The 100WX version of the product is for stationary installations (stated in the brochure), and is absent accelerometers. Without them, you loose...
  • Commented on Icom M506, five models of goodness
    The eye candy I see are the separate knobs for channel, volume, and squelch. Yes !...
  • Commented on BoatLogger, well worth serious beta testing
    Then I am in for a real treat....
  • Commented on BoatLogger, well worth serious beta testing
    (iv) The task lists I keep for recurring spring time launch preparation, Winter Storage Preparation, that I tick off as I make progress. (v) My trip log has spaces for: - Crew - Destination details (location, who I booked reservations...
  • Commented on BoatLogger, well worth serious beta testing
    Some feedback positive (i)It feels like what they are doing is unique.(ii)I like how content can be drawn in from other providers like facebook, twitter, and google blog. Some negative feedback: (iii) No ability to edit after creating entries in...
  • Commented on Happy Holidays & Bonne Navigation, a 2013 card collection
    Happy Holidays to Everyone, especially the many readers that comment on each entry and forum, adding their experience, color and/or commentary to Ben's extraordinary marine electronics blog and hub....
  • Commented on B&G H5000 tempts my racing heart
    After adding a solid state compass and carefully calibrating speed, the Raymarine provided a very good set & drift while motoring, but not under sail. As there is no option to enter corrections for leeway at various apparent wind angles...
  • Commented on B&G H5000 tempts my racing heart
    I am surprised to read the B&W display only uses a little less power. Sure about that? As I re-read your entry, I am salivating over all those features. Many of those features, case in point the correction of boat...
  • Commented on B&G H5000 tempts my racing heart
    Yes, it would be interesting to compare Hercules to the PB200 (on my Breeze Pleeze). Great entry Kees...
  • Commented on SeaNav app, now with AR, GoFree, and Pebble!
    Perhaps it won't be long before we can view our boat data on google glasses....
  • Commented on SeaNav app, now with AR, GoFree, and Pebble!
    Very impressive ! Are the scratches in the watch as deep as they look? Any chance you can choose which sailboat sail you are using (or otherwise select a polar), and get the sailboats target speed for the wind conditions?...
  • Commented on NMEA OneNet 2013, already ahead of the curve?
    In regards to the proposed OneNet Device Web Page Interface .. it would be far better if it was designed to be used with a smaller width smartphone from the start. I see a future where all our marine software...
  • Commented on NMEA OneNet 2013, already ahead of the curve?
    Matt wrote "just standardize on the faster connector" That sounds like a good solution. If that was the direction we could also "stay ahead of the curve" with a choice to use the faster rated cable in our boats with...
  • Commented on NMEA OneNet 2013, already ahead of the curve?
    Having worked with the nmea-2000 connectors, those D and X coded connector choices look terrific, except I don't see how you can have a ethernet hub that easily supports devices at different speeds if physically they can't share the same...
  • Commented on Argonaut's giant A615 Android tablet, and a Panbo reader survey
    The survey was delightfully short. Two minutes to complete. Ben what is the difference between a full-time and a part-time recreational?...
  • Commented on METS 2013: Glomex WeBBoat, fingers on Garmin and Simrad, and more
    Thanks Kees!...
  • Commented on nmea 2000 to usb for logging
    I recommend you hunt down some articles written by Nigel Calder this year or last, where he wrote about his challenges to measure the efficiency of various engine system configurations, in search of a good combination of components to create...
  • Commented on Sailing with an Airmar PB200
    Cool thread on the PB200 at SA, it points right here to Panbo. In addition to what was published here and there, what real world performance would you still like to know from people who use the PB200?...
  • Commented on Sailing with an Airmar PB200
    sailingharry : There are field reports your aware of? Could you point me to them? Thanks!...
  • Commented on Raymarine LightHouse II, the paper chart lives on
    I don't have a recent MFD (E-80 still going strong) to compare too. The i70 menu system is described in the manual as having the lighthouse user interface, as does the Ray website which reads "New LightHouse user interface is...
  • Commented on Raymarine LightHouse II, the paper chart lives on
    Are the i70 displays affected by the new menu system?...
  • Commented on Lost complete NEMA 2000
    Where are you on this right now? I am suspicious that something was missed in the earlier debug process with a single sensor and the 740 isolated onto a small network backbone....
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