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  • Commented on "Drain" wire in NMEA 200 cabling
    type, "ground plate", not place....
  • Commented on "Drain" wire in NMEA 200 cabling
    What's written above is exactly right, and very well summarized (as long as you don't have a short wave radio with grounding place, which adds another wrinkle) Note, drain wires and avoidance of ground loops are not unique to NMEA-2000....
  • Commented on RaymArine autopilot and Garmin MFD7610
    Do you have a source of weather data on your NMEA-2000, like the Garmin GXM 52 XM? I see someone else is having similar problems as you here http://raymarine.ning.com/forum/topics/p70-no-pilot-drive-stopped?commentId=6492755%3AComment%3A283886&xg_source=activity...
  • Commented on Raymarine chartplotter choice
    I have the e125, one step before the es series. Good results, great price (was reduced as the es series came out). Could be a bit brighter, but otherwise serves me well. Ben wrote about the es series here: http://www.panbo.com/archives/2015/04/raymarine_es_series_long_live_the_glass_bridge.html...
  • Commented on YB3i tracker/messenger, a highly evolved system
    Interesting. I have found that smartphone based solutions, such as iRegatta are unreliable even when in range of the verizon towers and your not able to post pictures with it. Are these available to rent, in a way that you...
  • Commented on Missing nodes
    Do you have the terminators only on the two ends of the backbone? Have you tried removing components until it works properly? Start Configuration : [Terminator] --- device 1 --- device 2 --- power --- device 3 ---- device 4...
  • Commented on SOTDMA Class B AIS, the "new" middle way?
    I keep coming back to watch if anyone will post the answer, to the questions above as to if 2w is enough to reach horizon, is 5w in the spec for B/SO, and 12.5w for A?...
  • Commented on SOTDMA Class B AIS, the "new" middle way?
    In the table, Class B/SO reporting rate looks backward. should be based on speed (>23, 14-23, 2-14), yes?...
  • Commented on Navico Broadband Radar, truly safer?
    Pregnancy Wi-Fi causes controversy, article appears today. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-33237860 I was reading this article on BBC news today, and it brought me back to recalling this Panbo entry about radars. If you understand how radars (non ionizing wavelength) are harmless to...
  • Commented on Coastal Explorer PC charting revisited, with love to WPx
    Does the eta function take into account set/drift? E.g. if I set my speed at 5 knots, and there is 1 1/2 knots of current against me for the next hour, 1/2 knot next hour, and zero the next two...
  • Commented on Garmin AIS600 TX problem
    Is the AIS600 possibly in silent mode (controlled at your MFD) The dedicated GPS antenna is connected to the AIS600 and functioning? What do the indicator lights show? Does it come with software so that you can connect your PC...
  • Commented on Garmin AIS600 TX problem
    Can you provide a little more info? Is MMSI programmed? What type and where is antenna mounted ? Are other vessels near you appearing on app, do they have mast or stern rail mounted antenna?...
  • Commented on Help & Advice pls
    Your welcome Grotty. It would be really great, if after 4 weeks with the product, you could write a comment about your experience using the Vulcan, using the link I provided to Ben's entry on the product, so we could...
  • Commented on Navico: new GPS/Heading sensor & VHF/GPS handheld
    Although I don't have that specific product, a similar product and the new Raymarine heading sensor has had an effect written about here on Panbo http://www.panbo.com/archives/2009/11/airmar_h2183_improves_situational_awareness_feature_on_raymarine.html...
  • Commented on More AIS in the USA, the new USCG requirements
    Is the year of the AIS coming soon to Long Island Sound? AIS is not well adopted in Long Island Sound in the Huntington / Norwalk area. In the past 4 years, only 2-3 recreational boats might be spotted at...
  • Commented on Adventures in NMEA 2000 Wiring, Part II
    Questions for anyone who combines Raymarine products with a Maretron NMEA2000 backbone I have built my NMEA-2000 backbone, written about in Panbo above, and diagrammed here in Part I of this series: http://www.panbo.com/assets_c/2009/07/BreezePleezeTwoN2K-711.html ... with expectation any devices I add...
  • Commented on Active radar reflector
    I purchased, but then returned an active radar reflector (See-Me) at a West Marine closeout (at $49, it was practically free in 2006), but then returned it (buyer’s remorse) due to the difficulty in installation (many), its high weight (including...
  • Commented on Testing Lithium Ion engine jumpers (plus), from Weego and Cyntur
    There seems a mismatch between charging capability and battery capacity, that would not be apparent except for the product having a secondary purpose of running laptops including packaging with various laptop charging tips. Where as a Dell laptop would have...
  • Commented on Volvo Ocean 65, powered by Mastervolt Li Ion
    Yes, prohibitive for a refit, but to be clear it's not because of Mastervolt product line seeming to dominate replacing all your components. The product line is reducing the complexity, making a systems approach more doable for a very experienced...
  • Commented on Garmin Start Guidance, a sail racing winner?
    Very welcome, racing starts tomorrow....
  • Commented on Are B&G like Sailing Features available on smartphone or tablet ?
    That is a solution. Thanks !...
  • Commented on Help & Advice pls
    You would have to look at the manual. I prefer having the dedicated display, to push +/- 1 and 10 to dodge obstacles plus room for 3 more instrument readings. In the case of the Raymarine e127, it has a...
  • Commented on Volvo Ocean 65, powered by Mastervolt Li Ion
    This is just getting cooler and cooler. If you dig into the details of each of the components above, small additional features in each are designed to accomplish big things together. Mastervolt takes the necessary systems approach to their integrated...
  • Commented on Help & Advice pls
    Anchor Express has some discounts going on, I picked up the the EV-200 Evolution Autopilot $1700 with linear drive, which is using a drive unit that has a reliable linear drive that came with my 7 ton 2006 Beneteau, coupled...
  • Commented on How Simrad Halo works, 12 radars in one!
    Ben, you would never let me submit an entry this long :-) The level of excitement here is contagious, great slides, and explanation of how a combination of different transmissions are used together to cover all the ranges. Very enlightening,...
  • Commented on Raymarine eS Series, long live the glass bridge
    Ugh, I just bought an e125 three weeks ago to replace my e80....
  • Commented on Navico WR10 Wireless Pilot Controller & BT-1 Bluetooth-to-N2K gateway
    The manual on my new raymarine e125 shows an autopilot remote communicating to the MFD using bluetooth....
  • Commented on 10 years in the Panbo wheelhouse, some improvements made
    I am writing to encourage Panbo readers to take Ben up on his offer to write a Panbo entry in return for a hat. I Thank Ben for offering that opportunity to me, some 12 times or more. I hope...
  • Commented on 10 years in the Panbo wheelhouse, some improvements made
    We are with you Ben...
  • Commented on NMEA2000 Network Congestion or conflict?
    I saw a similar problem in my friends SIMRAD system that could not be reproduced at the dock, it was a much more plain vanilla system than you described with only a MFD, autopilot, 4 instrument displays, and basic sensors....
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