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Forum: Navigation 30-01-2019, 07:02
Replies: 22
Views: 1,855
Posted By philtrick
Re: Bahamas Navionics track issue


Just as an update to my previous post.

I have a GalaxyTabS2 8 inch with cellular as well as my phone, which is a Samsung Galaxy S9+.

Running the same app, I get 5 satellites on my...
Forum: Navigation 30-01-2019, 06:53
Replies: 22
Views: 1,855
Posted By philtrick
Re: Bahamas Navionics track issue

Check your power saving settings, this can lead to irregular GPS updates and long times between position updates.

Do you have solar panels above where you are using the tablet?

Download a...
Forum: Marine Electronics 04-09-2018, 09:06
Replies: 20
Views: 2,295
Posted By philtrick
Re: Remote surveillance systems / black box

You could try this:

Sailing with free hardware | Sailoog (

Based around a raspberry pi, it can tweet and email data if you have an internet connection.
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 04-07-2018, 11:03
Replies: 147
Views: 18,745
Posted By philtrick

For helmets, I'd suggest a Gath helmet, not cheap, but well made:

I use one when surfing and it takes a good beating, and salt water...
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 04-07-2018, 10:53
Replies: 106
Views: 20,770
Posted By philtrick
Re: Embarrassing story, seeking advice

We have a Hunter 306 cruiser, but until recently I had never really sailed a dinghy.

I enrolled in an adult sail training course, which is dinghy based to get a better feel of position on the...
Forum: Marine Electronics 19-04-2018, 08:38
Replies: 4
Views: 1,039
Posted By philtrick
Re: B&G Vulcan 3 - SeatalkNG - Seatalk questions

Thanks for all the replies.

I'm out on the boat this weekend, so I'll try all the suggestions, and let you know if it worked!

Happy sailing,

Forum: Marine Electronics 18-04-2018, 10:34
Replies: 4
Views: 1,039
Posted By philtrick
B&G Vulcan 3 - SeatalkNG - Seatalk questions

Hi All,

I installed a new MFD at the end of the summer which was a 7 inch Vulcan 7FS, and to talk to the instruments that were already installed on the boat I bought a Seatalk -> SeatalkNG hub and...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 01-11-2017, 10:55
Replies: 22
Views: 4,942
Posted By philtrick
Re: Unidentified Floating Object - any ideas?

It is an Oceanographic/Meteorological buoy, usually used in research purposes, or as verification / input to meteorological forecast models.

Probably wouldn't have AIS, as the system power budget...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 20-03-2017, 05:45
Replies: 30
Views: 4,709
Posted By philtrick
Re: Again About the Merits of COPPER-COAT

Second the UK rep recommendation.

Based in Ireland, have a 7.5m RIB that was copper coated in 2011. Still going strong, and only needs a light power wash when lifted out after 6 months in the...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 15-02-2017, 09:10
Replies: 56
Views: 12,440
Posted By philtrick
Re: Boat wide Wi-Fi with surveillance cameras, Internet and Garmin gpsmap 7000 serie

I have an Almond+ (at home, I'm still trying to WiFi the boat).
They are great, and you will find that you can extend them quite easily, especially if you have a mobile internet USB dongle, you can...
Forum: Marine Electronics 23-09-2016, 03:05
Replies: 23
Views: 7,463
Posted By philtrick
Re: Easiest way to get NMEA 0183 from Seatalk

There are a couple of options:
If you can do it yourself:
Simple DIY interface designs [MeshCMS] (

He also...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 29-08-2016, 09:14
Replies: 27
Views: 2,783
Posted By philtrick
Re: Yanmar 2GM20 Started, Idled too low, won't start

Maybe here will help:
Index of /wp-content/themes/marlowhunter/export/Owners-Manuals (

I know it says export,...
Forum: Marine Electronics 29-07-2016, 10:20
Replies: 17
Views: 2,956
Posted By philtrick
Re: Intel Compsute Stick navigation

OK, not quite what you asked for (sorry :) ), but these are good, and have has alot of good feedback:
PIPO X9S 4GB 64GB Windows 10 Mini PC Intel Cherry Trail Z8300...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 16-06-2016, 09:49
Replies: 17
Views: 4,033
Posted By philtrick
Re: Mounting Solar Panels to an Arch

Surely you could achieve a similar solution with a standard U bolt and some fuel hose of the correct bore?
If you go that way, silicone grease is great for getting the hose over the U bolt.
Forum: Forum Tech Support & Site Help 13-06-2016, 10:00
Replies: 12
Views: 3,512
Posted By philtrick
Re: Announcing a new website - advice needed

That is shame, it would be good to see another sailing/boating site, especially one with useful tips!

Good luck with it!

Forum: Monohull Sailboats 10-06-2016, 08:43
Replies: 19
Views: 3,630
Posted By philtrick
Re: s/v Perception - Interior Gut and Rebuild

Don't forget to keep a blog, and good luck!
Forum: Marine Electronics 10-05-2016, 08:47
Replies: 10
Views: 1,634
Posted By philtrick
Re: B&G Zeus T12 question

Could you let us know how it goes, I have my eye on a Zeus 7, and would be interested to see how it goes.
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 25-04-2016, 08:53
Replies: 52
Views: 10,658
Posted By philtrick
Re: Which tricolour/anchor light should I buy?

Would anyone have a link to the Stecktronix unit?

Mr Google is coming up blank...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 26-02-2016, 10:01
Replies: 31
Views: 4,990
Posted By philtrick
Re: Our message in a bottle is found!!

Will keep an eye out for it :wink:
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 29-01-2016, 08:54
Replies: 63
Views: 6,150
Posted By philtrick
Re: How Would You Build a New Shower?

Well, maybe this will help:Showerloop (

Recirculates water in a shower, filtered first of course....
Forum: General Sailing Forum 28-01-2016, 09:07
Replies: 74
Views: 7,092
Posted By philtrick
Re: Explosion caused by OFF power tool???

So does that mean the plastic ones you can get are conductive then?

I am always nervous of filling them from a petrol pump after reading about refueling helicopters in Vietnam or Korea (can't...
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 20-11-2015, 10:24
Replies: 29
Views: 4,619
Posted By philtrick
Re: Simple and safe scub gear

Once you have finished all that diving, you can upload the profiles to this:

Forum: OpenCPN 17-10-2015, 10:12
Replies: 0
Views: 1,178
Posted By philtrick
Potential good low power platform for OpenCPN

Same format as a Raspberry Pi with similar headers, but with a quad core Intel AtomX5:

Up Board | Power Up Your Ideas! (

I'm backing one on Kickstarter to see how it...
Forum: Navigation 10-10-2015, 12:46
Replies: 18
Views: 36,330
Posted By philtrick
Re: A WORKING copy of cm93 v2 and OpenCPN v4

Especially seeing as the hydrographic work is paid for from public money and taxes, it would be nice if the UKHO would open up their charts.

With regard to S63 charts and opencpn, I purchased...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight - Great Deals for CF Members! 02-10-2015, 08:56
Replies: 134
Views: 19,212
Posted By philtrick
Re: Oct15 Giveaway: Hybrid Power Supply

Well, I'd definitely get a You searched for XB-8000 - Hybrid Power Supply ( which would keep me out of trouble in the shipping lanes on the way to France next...
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