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Editor of SeaBits.com, avid technology and sailing geek, and musician.

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RE: Wind Instrument for sailboat.

@markgadue - when I bought my most recent one, they did not have a US distributor either, and opted to sell direct to me from the factory. The only issues with that arrangement were making sure they g...

In forum General Marine Electronics

2 months ago
RE: GPS for Tacktick MN100 dual diplay - raymarine

I had a full Tacktick system on my sailboat Jammy 6+ years ago (or longer) and it was a wonderful system with the exception of the masthead wind instrument. I went through several of those, mostly due...

In forum General Marine Electronics

2 months ago
RE: Wind Instrument for sailboat.

Hi Mark, I tried a number of the wireless wind sensors and wasn't happy with the tradeoffs. Some had issues connecting to whatever was down below in certain situations, which was irritating. Others st...

In forum General Marine Electronics

2 months ago
RE: Dual monitors for PC navigation with an Intel NUC7i5BNK?

@ben-ellison so sorry I didn't see this! Not sure why I didn't get a notification, or maybe I just missed it? Yes! I am getting touch screen, but like you, I have had to provide secondary power via a...

In forum Projects

3 months ago
RE: Dual monitors for PC navigation with an Intel NUC7i5BNK?

I have the i7 version of that series of NUC as my primary navigation PC and have one monitor connected via HDMI + USB for touchscreen, and a secondary one connected via USB-C and they both work great....

In forum Projects

4 months ago
RE: Electric outboard - DIY super charger

@mgfite98034 well done! The documentation is superb, and the overall build quality is top notch. I really like the components you used and the safety bits you put in place which many people seem to sk...

In forum Projects

4 months ago
RE: Electric outboard - DIY super charger

Hi Mic, I have the same outboard and upgraded batteries - two of them actually - so that I can always have capacity. I've tried some of the same things you have - charging on AC in particular was one...

In forum Projects

4 months ago
RE: Security cam cellular connectivity method?

@tentime Thanks for posting your experience. I always recommend if you are spending more than $300 for boat internet that you choose the newest available LTE modem so it it supported the longest, and...

In forum Network Your Boat

12 months ago
RE: Security cam cellular connectivity method?

@tentime The Pepwave is a great product. I recommend both that one and the MAX Transit for larger setups that need more than one SIM. I personally use the Pepwave even though I have lots of other choi...

In forum Network Your Boat

12 months ago
RE: Security cam cellular connectivity method?

@tentime With the Arlo and Blink, as long as you don't have a lot of motion going on, you won't use a lot of bandwidth, as you discussed. If you constantly check on it (which I do as well!) you'll use...

In forum Network Your Boat

12 months ago
RE: Security cam cellular connectivity method?

You definitely have a good base to start from. I have both the Arlo Pro and the Blink XT cameras. Each has their own pros/cons. Both can be tuned enough that they won't eat up too much bandwidth for t...

In forum Network Your Boat

12 months ago
RE: Digital Yacht Splitters: What’s the Difference?

That's all I can spot too.... radio tuner connection. The SPL2000 looks like more of their modern products, whilst the SPL1500 looks like their previous generation products in terms of the outside ca...

In forum General Marine Electronics

1 year ago
RE: NMEA 0183 to NMEA 2000

The GO7 has only a NMEA 2000 port, so you're sort of constrained there. NMEA 0183 and 2000 are not electrically the same, and you cannot splice a 0183 device into a 2000 cable, or vise versa. You wo...

In forum Network Your Boat

1 year ago
RE: LCJ Capteurs Availability

Thanks for the update David. That sounds about the same price that I paid, maybe slightly more, for the same thing about 6 or so months ago. What sold me on the LCJ vs Airmar was the accuracy of the ...

In forum General Marine Electronics

1 year ago
RE: LCJ Capteurs Availability

Hi David, I actually moved from a sailboat last year to a 46' semi-displacement trawler. My cruising speed is between 9-11 knots, and I have the LCJ on that boat. Prior to that, I was a sailor for 20...

In forum General Marine Electronics

1 year ago
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