Dan Corcoran (b393capt)

Dan Corcoran (b393capt)

  • Commented on Airmar 2018 part 2: Ultrasonic and EM speedo mysteries unraveled, plus new UDST800
    Great Entry, especially the history, it has been a long journey of product announcements. The ability to measure leeway, N2K, and bluetooth access to the sensor being particularly appealing features. Over the years it has seemed like two different technologies...
  • Commented on Joining a Simnet device to a Seatalk backbone
    Contact Farrallon electronics, they have a selection of adapters between various N2K physical connection types...
  • Commented on Electronics upgrade for 1989 Boston Whaler Revenge
    You lost me at $1,500. The deciding factor is going to be your ability to use old radar. Have you tried reading a book like this one to better understand how your radar works and what the various tuning adjustments...
  • Commented on Electronics upgrade for 1989 Boston Whaler Revenge
    You lost me at $1,500. The deciding factor is going to be your ability to use old radar. Have you tried reading a book like this one to better understand how your radar works and what the various tuning adjustments...
  • Commented on Drawing schematics
    Impressive Fredrik Functional and really beautiful. One of the beauties of doing this on google, is it's so easy to share. A system designer can create and easily share with a boat owner, just the way you did with us,...
  • Commented on Seakeeper install... 7,000 miles later
    On the water experiences with products are exciting to read about, thank you for sharing this with us. Ben, do you still provide hats for first time writers?...
  • Commented on Zeus3 controlled with iPad - Poor Performance
    After all these years you believe I live in Florida? I am not quite neighbors with Ben, here in Huntington, NY. And no matter the Sun is at 11 clock or obscured by clouds, I found these two mobile devices...
  • Commented on Zeus3 controlled with iPad - Poor Performance
    No problems getting connected. Still, my portable devices proved useless in a sailboat cockpit. I connected a 2015/16 Samsung Tablet and a 2017 Google XL (large) smartphone with Android using the GoFree WiFi-1 product that came with my J/109 to...
  • Posted Happy New Year to Panbo Forum
    Happy New Year to Ben and all the contributors to the Panbo articles and Forum's!...
  • Commented on Android Tablets and Navionics
    How do you overcome the challenge that the Galaxy is not view-able in direct sunlight, and even very hard to read in indirect sunlight reflected off the water?...
  • Commented on Battery and battery charger
    I don't have enough info to answer your question, but three things I always consider: - Getting a charger of 50A or larger, but smaller than the max output of a Honda portable generator. 50A and above come in handy...
  • Commented on Connecting the Airmar CS4500 Ultrasonic speed sensor to N2K through a DT800
    On which subject? N2K Speed Sensor - Available from Airmar with paddlewheel sensor. No Moving parts, e.g. CS4500 like - I see an announcement on the Airmar page, 2016 DAME Awards, 2017 Pittman Awards DX900+. I have not tested this....
  • Posted Navionics vs C-MAP on Zues3 to Panbo Forum
    Does anyone have a preference of one over the other? What are the types of differences between them? With a little testing, I have noticed Navionics appears to draw maps faster, CMAP will provide a low resolution outline then fill...
  • Commented on Navionics & Garmin part 1, long live Plotter Sync
    Let's not ask for more PC software / give the impression there is a market for it! Most vendors who have created and market PC apps don't get enough volume to support it/ keep the developer around and we are...
  • Commented on Simarine Pico: Good ideas in battery monitoring & more
    Interesting. Much to like here for the price. Also, I like how the date/time/baro pressure is included. It gives more justification / function to taking up real estate in the cabin somewhere. 4 shunts? Once I become curious about one...
  • Commented on Gizmo's new Firefly battery bank, working out the details
    Thank you for pointing out the OPE-Li3 system. Have you come across folks using this battery damaging their boats or batteries?...
  • Commented on eLoran is back, thanks to Kim Jong-un?
    Is it possible gps spoofing is one of the factors at play with the recent collisions of two of our Aegis destroyers? Either spoofing commercial vessel, or the destroyer? There are more than a couple of navies that would like...
  • Commented on Platform for "Expedition" sailing software
    Surface 4 Pro still, i5 without fan, still a leading contender for running expedition from a nav table down below? What to use as a keypad/touchpad with it? What is a great mount for it?...
  • Commented on Gizmo's new Firefly battery bank, working out the details
    Destroy the charging source? That's extremely undesirable on a distance race or sailing cruise. No battery and no alternator! Is there a potential drop in design (multiple battery posts? Quality Contactor? BMS controlled fake voltage sense output to sources) that...
  • Commented on Lessons learned by causing a false AIS MOB alert
    Ben, any reply back? "Thanks, Dan! The test DSC alarm sounds like such a good idea, I fear that the USCG already thought of it and has some reason they can't do it. But I think I know the right...
  • Posted Lithium Batteries Anyone to Panbo Forum
    Lithium anyone? Are there any vendors yet offering a lithium battery suitable as a house battery that fits in the form factor of a E31/G31 with built in protections so that there are no additional requirements of the electrical system...
  • Commented on Gizmo's new Firefly battery bank, working out the details
    Lithium anyone? Are there any vendors yet offering a lithium battery suitable as a house battery that fits in the form factor of a E31/G31 with built in protections so that there are no additional requirements of the electrical system...
  • Commented on Lessons learned by causing a false AIS MOB alert
    Hmm, the first and only time I received a DSC alarm on Breeze Pleeze, 2015 I think, I missed out on assisting anyone or the experience of what it looks like because I misinterpreted the unfamiliar alarm as a false...
  • Commented on Which plotter, radar, autopilot system to buy?
    Also, is "installation ease" an objective and measurable purchasing consideration between brands? With a great deal of the installation time having to do with our choice of the physical location of our components, not sure how you can measure? I...
  • Commented on Which plotter, radar, autopilot system to buy?
    I would disagree Rich. As consumer MFD's have made an evolutionary jump recently in processing power and functionality (see Ben's radar comparison, new sailing features), and openness (WiFi, MFD's consume crowd sourcing data), split data networks (live boat data split...
  • Commented on Which plotter, radar, autopilot system to buy?
    Better question, is the hidden heading sensor in the B&G GPS better than the Simrad RC42?...
  • Commented on Which plotter, radar, autopilot system to buy?
    Great reply Dan, I enjoyed reading that. A heading sensor hiding in the GPS you wrote. Is that nearly as good as the Precision 9?...
  • Commented on Which plotter, radar, autopilot system to buy?
    Spent some time looking at MFDs in West Marine and was wondering if anyone else has the perception B&G is a lot more affordable for sailboat owners, costing less than Garmin, or if anyone has the perception Garmin has solidly...
  • Commented on B&G H5000 tempts my racing heart
    Terrific, Ben has my contact info als, or use my fn followed by @servicespan.net...
  • Commented on B&G H5000 tempts my racing heart
    This is for a j109 sailboat, mostly used for racing phrf and one design, it has a tall b&g masthead sensor, signet paddlewheel, nmea0813 Airmar depth sensor, simrad rc42 rate compass, simrad rc36 rate compass, AP26 autopilot head, AC20 autopilot,...
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