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Old 29-05-2011, 06:41   #1
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Dedicated Weather Display ?

One think I sorely miss on my boat is a good display of weather information. I inherited an electronic barograph which displays barometric pressure over time together with inside and outside temperature -- so far so good.

But wind data I can only get from my masthead wind transducer, displayed on the regular nav sysem MFD. That means the whole nav system has to be fired up (power consumption issue), and I can't display TWD data -- true wind direction referenced to North. Nor can I display a history of wind and gusts.

So I find myself dreaming about putting an Airmar PB-200 on my masthead and having some kind of dedicated weather display. Maybe even two of them -- one at the nav table and one in my cabin so I can see what's going on with the weather at night without getting out of my bunk.

I would like for it to be like a land-based weather station, showing:

barometric pressure over time

wind speed and direction (Ground Wind Speed and TWD referenced to north) -- over time.

outside temperature -- if possble over time.

I spent some time with Mr. Google and found a number of software solutions, but I don't want to run this on a computer -- I want a dedicated display mouned at the nav table.

Anyone know of a good solution to this?
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Re: Dedicated Weather Display?

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