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  • Commented on MIBS 2015: Ocean Signal, ACR, C-Map, Garmin GNX, Lumitec and Veethree
    I am ready to buy those flares for this season....
  • Commented on MIBS 2015: Ocean Signal, ACR, C-Map, Garmin GNX, Lumitec and Veethree
    Attn Painewessex, there is a major typo in the word "sale" in the first paragraph. http://www.painswessex.com/products/solas/red-handflare-mk8...
  • Commented on MIBS 2015: Ocean Signal, ACR, C-Map, Garmin GNX, Lumitec and Veethree
    A whole bunch of products at once. Great read Ben. Are those the kind of flares that don't drop hot slag, potentially puncturing inflatable RIBS? That Garmin display is incredibly bright for such low power. Are there fixed segments making...
  • Commented on Garmin GNX 120/130, 7- and 10-inch NMEA 2000 instrument displays
    Ben, ask if Garmin has given thought to any more sailboat racing features, such as displaying target boat speed as calculated by a PC or smartphone application that would have our polars....
  • Commented on Simple marine cell boosting: Wilson Sleek 4G (weBoost Drive 4G) and Digital Antenna Bullet
    HD Voice - With a 4G booster such as the one above, your voice as well as your data can be boosted with a phone that has "HD Voice" (branding for voice over LTE = VoLTE) activated on a Verizon...
  • Commented on USCG AIS mandates, get'er done, please!
    Agreed, poor cost-benefit, and if I read it correctly its only in the commercial sector they are estimating ... not recreational. The question is, are things that safe on the water or does AIS have that little impact in commercial...
  • Commented on USCG AIS mandates, get'er done, please!
    Ben & Norse, it looks like 3 lives over 14 years, by dividing the $ savings ($25.1 to 31.2 million from 1996 to 2010) by $9.1 million per life, from the text below in executive summary. We estimate the total...
  • Commented on USCG AIS mandates, get'er done, please!
    1) Did I read this right, they expect the savings to include 3 lives over 10 years, and 106 barrels of oil not lost. Are things that safe on the water or does AIS have that little impact in commercial...
  • Commented on Garmin Start Guidance, a sail racing winner?
    Very impressive....
  • Commented on Garmin Start Guidance, a sail racing winner?
    Watching for Garmin's reply to the questions in this thread....
  • Commented on Real, Synthetic & Virtual AIS AtoNs, can you see them?
    Scary? Hmm, don't get it. If anything is a little scary (just a little) is an amateur boater getting the misconception the virtual AIS information is exactly correct, based on past experiences with a set of channel marks, not appreciating...
  • Commented on Real, Synthetic & Virtual AIS AtoNs, can you see them?
    Yes, if I could see Synthetic AIS AtoN's on my nav displays, and their positions were updated within weeks of aids being moved, that could be "useful". Perhaps not valuable, but useful. When aid's go missing, I would upgrade from...
  • Commented on Garmin Start Guidance, a sail racing winner?
    In case it was glossed over, I would again submit that it would be highly useful to novice and even moderatly skilled helmsmen/tacticians if the set and drift at the start line could be manually input as part of this...
  • Commented on Garmin Start Guidance, a sail racing winner?
    Sparky, I have not used a Garmin while racing, but have used the classic Raymarine E-80 (circa 2006) and curious what the challenge is on the Garmin. I maintain a bunch of waypoints of the various fixed racing marks in...
  • Commented on Garmin Start Guidance, a sail racing winner?
    Again, go garmin! I can really see the Garmin graphics above making it a no brainer and a win for the skipper of a boat to be close to the race start frequently. I remember times when I was a...
  • Commented on Garmin Start Guidance, a sail racing winner?
    Terrific! Every sailing feature added to an MFD is a big plus, and maybe this would help get more sailors to come racing. Very Very Cool! Some questions for Garmin if they are watching this thread ... I bet an...
  • Commented on Chromebook
    Do you really want a chromebook while underway ?? It requires internet full time to be useful, does it not?...
  • Commented on METS 2014: Navico GoFree, Simrad IS35, Victron Bluetooth, LCJ Capteur BaroPlug & more
    Thanks for covering the show again this year! I very much enjoyed reading this. I am eager to see the DST900 come out as well. My existing ultrasonic speed sensor from 2006 has died, and had to deal with a...
  • Commented on METS 2014: AIS MOB, Class A N2K, Torqeedo app, Wave WiFi router & more
    Well done Henning! I enjoyed reading this....
  • Commented on Signal K, a true game changer?
    Interesting. Is it two directional, can you write information back also, for example configure your boat sensors? If a component manufactured allow it, does the specificatoin provide for updating the firmware in sensor, displays, and other devices ?...
  • Commented on Standard Horizon HX870, handheld VHF/GPS/DSC powerhouse
    Can this radio provide the heading and distance to another DSC radio of your choice, or tell you if the other radio is on the move, and at what speed and heading ? That would be real useful on race...
  • Commented on AIS Base Stations
    Are they actually transmitting the location of the base station, or rather locations that are ideal for a mariner to navigate by, like the location of a navigational aid or light house?...
  • Commented on Furuno DRS4W 1st Watch WiFi Radar: Niche or breakthrough product?
    "uninteresting niche product", but interesting Panbo Entry....
  • Commented on Furuno DRS4W 1st Watch WiFi Radar: Niche or breakthrough product?
    I read this with great interest, as it's time for me to replace my 8 year old Raymarine E-80, and get a new MFD. I see how some of whats needed for an iPad or similar to be an MFD...
  • Commented on close range radar
    I am not familiar with that product, but IMHO you should determine if you have perhaps confused the specification for how close you can zoom in your display (e.g. range rings of 1/8 mile each ring) with how close an...
  • Commented on ST4000 talking to a Datamarine windvane?
    NMEA and Seatalk cannot be directly plugged into each other, there are several differences. Products exist to bridge the two protocols. Is the datamarine a LX-360 ? http://www.sailingseadragon.com/Manuals/DatamarineLX-360.pdf A quick peruse, I see it has an output for a repeater,...
  • Commented on GPS vs Tablet
    Problem of seeing Tablet Screen in sunny conditions - I entirely forgot about that. As Ben knows I have been vocal about that in the past, and it should be at the top of the CON list. Sunlight view-ability isn't...
  • Commented on 10hz GPS
    Do you use the NMEA-2000 port on your Raymarine? If so the information your looking for, can be found in this PANBO entry: http://www.panbo.com/archives/2013/02/navico_new_gpsheading_sensor_vhfgps_handheld.html...
  • Commented on GPS vs Tablet
    No advice here for you one way or the other, but some additional points for you to consider as you make a decision ... GPS Pro: - caught in bad weather as a guest on another sailboat, it is much...
  • Commented on The DIY lithium battery bank; Bob Ebaugh has 330 cycles so far
    Thank you for sharing Bob!...
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