Dan Corcoran (b393capt)

Dan Corcoran (b393capt)

  • Commented on Glass Bridge: Definition
    compass, paper maps, handheld gps, wristwatch, ......
  • Commented on Platform for "Expedition" sailing software
    Overkill, that explains everything :-) Scroll to the bottom of this article to see all the many displays on Breeze Pleeze cockpit and mast http://www.panbo.com/archives/2012/09/installing_raymarine_i70_and_p70_displays.html While your at massive overkill, consider the Airmar Weather station. Of all the things I...
  • Commented on Platform for "Expedition" sailing software
    Plotting optimum course for racing (while underway) using wireless protocols (requires wind info, etc.), that is a very tall order. I believe SignalK and future software will provide some of the answer for a low cost solution. Using a tablet...
  • Commented on B&G Triton Display, Maretron SSC300 and Expedition Software
    (THIS CORRECTS MISTAKES IN THE ENTRY ABOVE) For purposes of my answer below, I am going to switch around the terms so I can be clear on which true wind we speak of Ground Wind = TWD relative to ground,...
  • Commented on B&G Triton Display, Maretron SSC300 and Expedition Software
    For purposes of my answer below, I am going to switch around the terms so I can be clear on which true wind we speak of Ground Wind = TWD relative to ground, a compass heading as if the boat...
  • Commented on B&G Triton Display, Maretron SSC300 and Expedition Software
    Are you in an area where there are water currents? Will you also use true wind to understand how your boat is performing, e.g. are your calculating target speed or are you steering to a recommended true wind direction off...
  • Commented on B&G Triton Display, Maretron SSC300 and Expedition Software
    Sail or powerboat? If sailboat, wouldn't you want true wind relative to water?...
  • Commented on TBF: Icom M93D, Garmin Quatix 3 & GNX Wind, Imtra Largo LED, and Navico makes ForwardScan more accessible
    Has ICOM or any other handheld VHF vendor included any features so that the handheld vhf user can get the bearing and distance from another dsc based vhf radio, rather than just the lat/long of the vhf user or the...
  • Commented on Stray Current in Marina
    Another good article http://www.boatus.com/boattech/articles/marine-corrosion.asp...
  • Commented on Stray Current in Marina
    I cannot validate your logic, and propose you look back at a, b, c above. Nothing like interacting with other owners of your boat. Check Google groups and yahoo groups first. By the way, you have a lead keel maybe?...
  • Commented on Raymarine i70 odd bug?
    I see I am not the only person to too experience my original post being (heavily) modified, and a weird moderator. For this problem, you have enough information for a Raymarine engineer to help you, and your persistence will make...
  • Commented on Stray Current in Marina
    I very much want to say "ding ding ding, case closed", but I don't know what you mean by "all zincs nicely eaten" ... e.g. are they almost gone? 1. If by nicely eaten, the portion of the zinc electrically...
  • Commented on N2k pulse/rotation counter
    Kees, can he use any of the PGN's around water or waste tanks, to then express centerboard as either the depth of fluid in a tank or % full/empty, that B&G would display?...
  • Commented on Stray Current in Marina
    Are your zincs corroding as they should and being replaced? How often? Are they normal zincs, or made out of something else to be long lasting? Armed with this information are you going to go a professional or figure this...
  • Commented on Interference Aloft
    Interference between sail and radar. I am convinced stern poles are the best location for radar....
  • Commented on Raymarine i70 odd bug?
    Note the above "accidently power seatalk" reference is in regards to the S2G type autopilot, that has seatalk connections on it....
  • Commented on Raymarine i70 odd bug?
    It's real easy to establish a ground loop when using NMEA-2000 and seatalk. Also misuse of the drainwire can become a source of a ground loop. It's even easier to accidentally power seatalk from multiple sources especially with Autopilot's, then...
  • Commented on Raymarine i70 odd bug?
    You made no mention of looking for ground loops. You could have a ground loop that responds different with the e95 on or off. From what you wrote I believe you have enough information to post on Raymarine's support board....
  • Commented on Kees' cool sloop Merrimac, home of CANboat and more
    Wow, Thanks for Sharing!...
  • Commented on Stray Current in Marina
    Yes, that's exactly right. * Power or sailboat? * Salt or Fresh water? * Connected to shore power continuously? * Do you have a galvanic isolator? * If you have galvanic isolator, is it still protecting you? * Any seacocks...
  • Commented on Raymarine i70 odd bug?
    I forgot to write above, since both displays froze at the same time, every time, I am thinking there is something on the bus both i70's didn't like. If it's bad data from transient noise on the bus that the...
  • Commented on Raymarine i70 odd bug?
    I suspect the root cause/solution will be the finding and fix of an electrical issue, specifically grounding (or) far less likely, some device on your network has a maximum run time before it does something weird. Any intermittent problem will...
  • Commented on Raymarine Quantum, solid-state CHIRP pulse compression radar in radome form!
    Until last year I had a Raymarine E-80 I purchased in 2006 (at that time the E series was top of the line) and was thrilled that Raymarine provided software upgrades for it to support Weather (~2009), AIS (~2010), HD...
  • Commented on Raymarine Quantum, solid-state CHIRP pulse compression radar in radome form!
    I question the value of the dual range feature that was left out. Does anyone really use the dual range anyhow? When using dual range on my Raymarine the chart sync and MARPA features go away and so much of...
  • Commented on Raymarine Quantum, solid-state CHIRP pulse compression radar in radome form!
    I have the Raymarine 4kw HD radome and near latest chart plotter. I am just fine with it, but it could be compelling if the difficulty level for new users is vastly reduced. Do you have any impressions Ben, based...
  • Commented on Autorouting: Navionics new Dock-to-Dock kicks it up a big notch
    Happy New Year Ben and all readers of this great blog....
  • Commented on Raymarine AIS intercept graphics, better collision avoidance?
    I agree, it would make a big difference if Raymarine would filter out AIS targets below a selected speed. In regards to icons which I generally like a lot, I noticed some icons have a white or blue background to...
  • Commented on MARPA on small radars, is Navico 4G especially bad?
    I have found the results given by the MARPA function on Raymarine products unchanged over the years. It could be better by reporting the results and showing the vectors of targets based on COG/SOG rather than relative to the boat....
  • Commented on Seapilot Vector Compact GNSS Compass, sweet deal that usually works well
    Can this product measure leeway on a sailboat? How would that be transmitted?...
  • Commented on TBF: FLIBS, dAISy, YDVR, G-Metrix OBD2, and DAME nominees
    I look forward to hearing how the Anemomind Anemobox. Sounds like for the price of a great wind sensor (Airmar WX200) they can turn an average wind sensor into a great wind sensor and give all sorts of additional performance...
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