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Old 17-05-2011, 10:25   #271
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Re: zeehag on the Move

Not sure Zee has the ability to contact anyone as she makes the coast but if she is in contact with anyone monitoring this thread, there are a couple of small islands in the bay off the northern entrance to El Cid marina that have good holding and shelter from the northerlies... popular spot for day trips from the hotel, picnics, etc. Capt Phil
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Old 17-05-2011, 10:31   #272
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Capt P - she's been here before i believe. she'll be fine or circle around a bit till light. Full moon tonight also
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Saltymonkey,

How about 5:53am Wednesday....... She still has about 50 miles to get to the harbor....
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am I the only one who thinks that spot graphic looks like a weird caterpillar crawling across the water?
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Old 17-05-2011, 16:01   #276
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ha! I thought the same thing Sara. it actually freaked me out a bit, for a second there...i forgot i was at computer! eeeew!!!

yAYA!@!@ zeezee almost there...maybe 12 am YAYAYAAY!@!@!@!@
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Old 17-05-2011, 16:02   #277
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brutb- i was guessin about 10 hours
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So thats around 220 miles to go... + or -....
Should be there round 10am GMT Wens all being well... Go ZEEEEEEEE
I'm sticking to my guesstimate...
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am I the only one who thinks that spot graphic looks like a weird caterpillar crawling across the water?
Yes, I do. Creepy! (pun intended)

Isn't it possible to have the spot update every 30 min. or even hour? It's too much detail for a crossing. And it fills up the 50 slots allowed between start-overs, so one can't see much of the track at one time. Every 10 min. might be OK for cars going 60mph, but is ridiculous for sailboats!

Anyone know? I find their website nearly impossible to navigate for thin like that.

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Yes, I do. Creepy! (pun intended)

Isn't it possible to have the spot update every 30 min. or even hour? It's too much detail for a crossing. And it fills up the 50 slots allowed between start-overs, so one can't see much of the track at one time. Every 10 min. might be OK for cars going 60mph, but is ridiculous for sailboats!

Anyone know? I find their website nearly impossible to navigate for thin like that.

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And here I thought I was the only one that wanted a 1 hr update. It isn't just the speed of the sailboat, it's the vast distances with no point of reference on the map.
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The auto track function is 10 minutes. Period. No adjustment.

One can always just manually hit OK reports. But it's easy to forget to do that.

At the end of her trip I'll be able to export her entire track into one map which will be cool to see.
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The auto track function is 10 minutes. Period. No adjustment.

One can always just manually hit OK reports. But it's easy to forget to do that.

At the end of her trip I'll be able to export her entire track into one map which will be cool to see.
I wonder if a different model is used by Taru and Alex (which is one heck of a blog BTW of their RTW adventures,specially if you old guys like eye-candy).

Their whole route can be see here from Spain to the Caribbean.
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meburna - i thought it was adjustable?

10 minutes is ok....she just needs to go faster! =)
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Re: zeehag on the Move

Ok... That other blog is using a service called "SpotWalla.com" to handle the display of their information. It looks as though that service may allow for displaying fewer updates from the "real time" feed of the SPOT device.

I am currently set up using SPOT's own mapping system which has no customization on the frequency of display.

Maybe I will look at setting up my SPOT with SpotWalla... their maps display is nicer anyway.
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yaaaa...

There are some other things you can do too, if you want to host your own Google Map. its just email data.

My question was whether the spot itself has a setup screen to set the time function on the personal tracker. Looking over the online user manual apparently knot

" Your exact location is updated every 10 minutes for 24 hours. To continue tracking after 24 hours, you must activate the unit again."

sounds like a real batter drain to me...
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