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Old 20-03-2011, 19:39   #1
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Im looking for a barometer that works. It doesn't need to be flashy or "Nice looking" I just want it to do its job well, Digital or Analog, Wall mounted or Handheld

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Im looking for a barometer that works. It doesn't need to be flashy or "Nice looking" I just want it to do its job well, Digital or Analog, Wall mounted or Handheld

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Check out the LaCrosse Technologies weather stations (Welcome to La Crosse Technology). Lots to choose from; most have a pressure trend.
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Honestly, forget the analog ones. Best one I've found, well tested, is this:

Barograph - Buy a Precision Digital Barograph Barometer from ASI

If you need to pick up a GPS as well, consider the Garmin 60CSX:

Amazon.com: Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx Handheld GPS Navigator: Electronics
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Seaweeds very good... and free...
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If you can find an old Speedtech model that looks like this:



...buy it! It's been discontinued for some time, but I've found it reliable, accurate and parsimonious, eating 4 AAAs about once a year.
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I have to use the online dictionary more on this site than any other. Good job and good word S/V Alchemy!
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Use the pressure sensor in an Airmar or Maretron wind instrument (NMEA2000)

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Sure, but the backup's going to be that Speedtech unit. During winter, I take it off the boat and use it on a sideboard at home (warmer, fewer thieves). There is a 20 metre altitude difference between our house and the lake, and this thing needs adjusting for it. So I tend to calibrate it to a lakeside weather station, and then reset the altitude at home.

I have to do the same with my Suunto watch, which also reads baro pressure.

Anyway, no clue why it was discontinued, because the thing works like a charm and records 24 hours of rise and fall.
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Seaweeds very good... and free...
I much prefer a weather rock, wherein:
CONDITION OF STONE = FORECAST
Stone is wet = Raining
Stone is dry = Not raining
Bottom of stone wet = Very high tide or flood
Can't see stone = Foggy (or night)
Stone casts shadow = Sunny
White on top = Frosty (or snowing)
Swinging stone = Very windy
Stone swinging or gone = Hurricane or Tornado
etc...

FWIW: Konbu (a Japanese culinary seaweed closely related to kelp) is reported to counteract the production of intestinal gas, and reduce flatulence.
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You want a barograph - it's the trend line that's most important to be able to see. Our favorite stand alone unit is the Vetus Meteoliner - super well built.

Vetus Meteoliner Electronic Baroscope
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... it's the trend line that's most important to be able to see ...
Indeed!
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I believe the Vetus unit was discontinued but a similar unit is available Electronic Barometer | Barometric Weather | Weather | Celestaire, Inc.
We've had an earlier version of this unit for several yaers and it is very good and quite functional. Coincidentally, we also have a very old anaroid barometer with a matching ship-strike clock built in the 1930's that we've had since the mid-60's and the baramoter invariably matchs its newer electronic cousin (both were calibrated while I was sitting in the parking-lot at the Sarasota airport getting altimeter settings from the tower information phone line).

FWIW...
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I've been using one of these:

W&P Electronic Marine Barometer

from Weems and Plath. Inexpensive and provides a 48 hour trend.

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WHATEVER ANALOG COMES WITH MY BOAT. WORKS WELL FOR ME. DOESNT COST ME ANYTHING MORE THAN I ALREADY SPENT --WORKS WELL.
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WHATEVER ANALOG COMES WITH MY BOAT. WORKS WELL FOR ME. DOESNT COST ME ANYTHING MORE THAN I ALREADY SPENT --WORKS WELL.
+1 for "Z". We use the K.I.S.S. theory as all your looking for is a trend.

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