Dan Corcoran (b393capt)

Dan Corcoran (b393capt)

  • Commented on Panbo News+ design discussion please
    Why the split / what problem are you looking to solve? You don't want to injure the Panbo brand by including industry announcements in the main feed with reviews of equipment tested on the water? A new revenue stream? A...
  • Commented on Panbo News+ design discussion please
    Why the split / what problem are you looking to solve? You don't want to injure the Panbo brand by including industry announcements in the main feed with reviews of equipment tested on the water? A new revenue stream? A...
  • Commented on Sabre 66: excellence in digital switching and control
    I am curious, in addition to Day Cruising, what are the other modes....
  • Commented on Victron and FireFly Oasis
    Interesting, 4 batteries in serial? How is even charging accomplished? How to draw 12v to those devices that need it?...
  • Commented on What is the best flashlight?
    How about that, it's only $11.50 now https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002OOZERY/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER...
  • Commented on What is the best flashlight?
    How are you going to use it? In generally very difficult to predict by reading the specs on a flashlight how well the beam produced by the light bulb will perform in the circumstances you need, for example some lights...
  • Commented on WilhelmSK app shows what Signal K, good boat WiFi, and smart DIY coding can do
    I enjoyed reading this entry, which involves creating a powerful sensor for your boat for the cost of a $35 IMU ( inertial measurement unit on a chip) plus an $18 development board. Add a few wires and you have...
  • Commented on Isolation Transformers
    I had not thought of that, tell me more. How to recognize from it's specs that a charger is capable of this, and doesn't connect DC ground to AC ground? Do combined charger/inverter do the same thing? Is there a...
  • Commented on METS 2016: Navico, Fusion, Airmar and Signal K
    Thanks for any news you can share Kees!...
  • Posted Isolation Transformers to Panbo Forum
    I read that Isolation transformers provide extra protection against galvanic corrosion, specifically AC induced corrosion caused by nearby boats, over and above galvanic isolators, but they seem to weigh 65lbs or more. A little to much for a 35 foot...
  • Commented on Gizmo's new Firefly battery bank, working out the details
    What is the difference between the firefly E31 and G31 batteries? The brochures show identical dimensions and other specs....
  • Posted Best Chartplotter for Racing Features? to Panbo Forum
    I just saw the Garmin 7608xsv, and was really impressed by their racing features and the sailing screen (shows a sail steer like icon which is much easier to read, graphs of changing TWD direction & AWS, Opposite Tack calculation...
  • Posted Networking B&G Zeus3 to Panbo Forum
    Would anyone know if you network multiple Zeus3, if they share one map card? If you mark the start line on one, will both chartplotters show the navigation to the start line with the time to burn (like) features?...
  • Commented on NMEA 2000 fees, James Hamilton suggestions
    That would be a sound approach for the licensors, buy how about nmea?...
  • Commented on Connectivity Question new Garmin/old Seatalk1
    Most simple way to achieve your initial desires is to replace your speed transducer with identical product, and use the Raymarine "SeaTalk 1 to SeaTalk ng Converter Kit" to connect to your Garmin chartplotter to your seatalk sensors and displays....
  • Commented on nonfunctioning stereo speakers
    Sure a multimeter would work. Disconnect the harness and measure the #ohms between the two wires that go to each speaker. Measure the # ohms to the working speaker, then check to see if the other speakers are similar. You...
  • Commented on OCKAM, B&G, and 0183-2000
    Perhaps an ideal bridge would have two NMEA-2000 ports, and one or two NMEA-0183 ports. I place my sensors on NMEA-2000 Port 1; My Ockam on the 0183 interface, and my displays, MFD, and AIS on NMEA Port 2; Then...
  • Posted OCKAM, B&G, and 0183-2000 to Panbo Forum
    I am looking at this J/109 (racing sailboat) and trying to figure out a good path for taking this Ockam/SIMRAD/B&G Zeus hybrid into the NMEA2000 world. I am wondering what my options are. On this boat is a higher performance...
  • Commented on B&G mix and match
    Thank you Ben, Martyn, and Kees....
  • Commented on New Autopilot - WS-220WX???
    The Airmar is wonderful for wind measurement, but the compass at the top of the masthead was a problem in strong waves. It is better to get a separate compass. I believe there are less expensive options than the RC42....
  • Commented on B&G mix and match
    Oh, great catch. I was looking at the Vulcan 7 for the companionway. What do I sacrafice without the ethernet? Radar? Sharing of Navonics maps? anything else? Do B&G Chartplotters share maps, e.g. if I install Navonics on a Zeus2,...
  • Posted B&G mix and match to Panbo Forum
    Can there be a mix of Zeus 2, Zeus 3, and Vulcan on the same ethernet on a boat? There is a Zeus 2 at the nav station on Strider, I am considering adding a Zues 3 at the helm,...
  • Commented on Suggestions for basic electronics with fewest holes?
    Not a big deal to get a hull transducer in your hull. Most yards can do it perfectly. Airmar offers a transducer for speed and depth so that only one transducer is needed. Another thought, if your just after heading...
  • Commented on Standard Horizon GX6500: a loaded VHF radio also integrated with Class B AIS
    Thank you Jim. Reading your post was like receiving an extra Panbo entry this week. That was so informative and changes how I think about digital communication vs voice in the VHF frequency range, foremost wiping out my belief that...
  • Commented on Standard Horizon GX6500: a loaded VHF radio also integrated with Class B AIS
    IMHO Very simple. Just attach the AIS antenna to the stern rail. The range is good for the primary purpose of the technology, collision avoidance, and you don't risk compromising your VHF with a spliter, etc. as would happen if...
  • Commented on Nautic Alert, excellence in monitoring and control
    This is a bit too expensive for those of us with a single bilge and bilge pump. I wonder What would it look like in lower component and install costs if it used a Johnson Ultima switch in the bilge...
  • Commented on BAM! Raymarine Axiom MFDs, LightHouse 3, RealVision 3D sonar & FLIR M100/200 ClearCruise
    The e125 has a great balance of knob, button, and touchscreen in the hybrid interface. Is there a hidden cost in getting the all glass Axiom for those users who enjoy hybrid controls, or do users just quickly adapt to...
  • Commented on Airmar H2183 compass, best in class?
    Raymarine Evolution: Updating from a fluxgate compass is a bigger deal than it might sound. This 2009 Panbo entry that highlights unexpected positive benefits of the H2183 solid state compass would be equally applicable to new Raymarine Evolution. http://www.panbo.com/archives/2009/11/airmar_h2183_improves_situational_awareness_feature_on_raymarine.html...
  • Commented on Airmar H2183 compass, best in class?
    Oceansailor - The correct model number was a Raymarine S1 Autopilot, when it was upgraded with rate gyro it became the S1G Autopilot. The rate gyro made a tremendous difference in following seas. Ten foot seas and 30 knot winds...
  • Commented on Airmar H2183 compass, best in class?
    Oceansailor, when I upgraded my sailboat from the Raymarine S100G / H2183 combination to the Raymarine Evolution, I did not notice a difference in autopilot performance (both were great), but the p70 display has features the older display did not....
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