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Forum: Meets & Greets 24-01-2010, 10:04
Replies: 36
Views: 4,115
Posted By Tim B
I've noticed that in recent years advice to start...

I've noticed that in recent years advice to start sailing in dinghies has waned. It's not a bad idea, though, you can get a lot of experience for relatively little time and money. Spend two years...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 20-01-2010, 16:08
Replies: 36
Views: 3,861
Posted By Tim B
BubbleHeadMD. We need more people like you!...

BubbleHeadMD.

We need more people like you! Yes, you're going to make mistakes, but it's always best to make them when you are not under pressure. Making mistakes when you're racing gets very...
Forum: Marine Electronics 06-01-2010, 02:30
Replies: 3
Views: 1,892
Posted By Tim B
You should probably be using MCX or MMCX...

You should probably be using MCX or MMCX connectors for GPS aerials, though there are several options. You might consider replacing the whole GPS system with a new GPS mouse, as long as you're not...
Forum: Navigation 03-01-2010, 10:13
Replies: 13
Views: 2,068
Posted By Tim B
It depends what you are trying to achieve. For...

It depends what you are trying to achieve. For instance, if you already run NAV software which works out the fastest course for you then it makes sense to repeat it on the helm. You might also want...
Forum: Navigation 03-01-2010, 09:37
Replies: 13
Views: 2,068
Posted By Tim B
My comment on expense is based on a 15"...

My comment on expense is based on a 15" touchscreen at IP65 being $4000. It would be worth contacting them, to see what they can do for your requirements, if you don't need a touchscreen, or a 15"...
Forum: Marine Electronics 03-01-2010, 05:59
Replies: 3
Views: 2,272
Posted By Tim B
A 5 amp fuse blowing sounds like a short circuit....

A 5 amp fuse blowing sounds like a short circuit. First thing to establish is that the controller is OK.

I presume that the fuse is in the power circuit. Unplug the controller and measure the...
Forum: OpenCPN 03-01-2010, 05:26
Replies: 58
Views: 22,239
Posted By Tim B
OpenSeaMap looks a lot like OpenStreetmap to me...

OpenSeaMap looks a lot like OpenStreetmap to me (and no, I haven't looked into the genealogy of the projects). OpenStreetmap is successful in part because altough there are a lot of roads etc to...
Forum: Navigation 03-01-2010, 05:12
Replies: 26
Views: 3,131
Posted By Tim B
Technology has improved a lot in the last 10...

Technology has improved a lot in the last 10 years. A recent GPS with good signal will typically give your distance to within a boat-length (yes, sometimes better, sometimes worse). However, at the...
Forum: Navigation 03-01-2010, 04:50
Replies: 13
Views: 2,068
Posted By Tim B
You might look at VarTech, who I have contacted...

You might look at VarTech, who I have contacted in the past for exactly this purpose, however, their screens are very expensive. Alternatively, you could pick up a cheap TFT screen from e-bay and...
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