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Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 27-10-2010, 03:37
Replies: 5
Views: 6,429
Posted By Sakura
German Shepherd on 25-Footer ?

Hi,
we've got a cute GSD puppy. He's small now but we know he's gonna be really big dog. Our boat is Tomahawk 25 - rather small boat, with really steep companionway. Now, we would really like to...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 03-08-2010, 10:52
Replies: 2
Views: 1,833
Posted By Sakura
You just gave me an idea of expanding the heads...

You just gave me an idea of expanding the heads just for shower. Custom made tray to stand on with water drainage, would be a way to go. Curtains though are the problem. I've designed internal shower...
Forum: Marine Electronics 03-08-2010, 10:41
Replies: 3
Views: 1,341
Posted By Sakura
Interesting idea with high voltage, haven't...

Interesting idea with high voltage, haven't thought of that. Usually at fully charged batteries with motor on it's around 14.1V, with motor off 13.8V Gonna have check this one then. As for the...
Forum: Marine Electronics 03-08-2010, 00:54
Replies: 3
Views: 1,341
Posted By Sakura
GPS Freezing

I got strange problem with GPS. While motoring, after an hour or so my GPS freaks out. The set is: GPS: Evermore SA-920 (rs232), connected to Navicom rt-650 VHF. After sometime on the motor it starts...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 03-08-2010, 00:45
Replies: 2
Views: 1,833
Posted By Sakura
25' Tomahawk - Shower

Hi. We're going through the phase of starting living aboard:D
We bought (with my husband) 25ft Marcon Tomahawk, which seems to be very spacious for the length. Generally feels reasonably comfortable...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 02-08-2010, 09:01
Replies: 17
Views: 4,629
Posted By Sakura
It's an exaggeration that no multitool can...

It's an exaggeration that no multitool can replace real tool... Been heavily using Victorinox multitool for ages. Fixing my LandRover, doing house work at any possible ocasion I'm using my swisstool....
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 01-08-2010, 14:16
Replies: 17
Views: 4,629
Posted By Sakura
Skeletool is made of 420HC steel that is supposed...

Skeletool is made of 420HC steel that is supposed to be stainless. I understand that no steel is really stainless, but not being able to open the blade after two weeks is a bit too much. I use...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 01-08-2010, 12:10
Replies: 5
Views: 2,098
Posted By Sakura
The cure for reverse non-folding as I was told is...

The cure for reverse non-folding as I was told is full rev for a sec in reverse gear. Some guy recommended this technique to me, and it works well. However gentle maneuvering on reverse isn't an easy...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 01-08-2010, 11:56
Replies: 17
Views: 4,629
Posted By Sakura
Yeh, I got gallows knot on short string tied on...

Yeh, I got gallows knot on short string tied on my Victorinox, and Lathermans, tightening it around wrist whenever using the tool. As for the Wave/TTi - great tools, but too expensive for emergency...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 01-08-2010, 06:48
Replies: 17
Views: 4,629
Posted By Sakura
Thanks Rodders. I've checked all the offer of...

Thanks Rodders. I've checked all the offer of Leatherman and Victorinox. Vic's Rescue knife seems to be ok, but no pliers - tensioned or rusted shackle in a emergency situation calls for a firm,...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 01-08-2010, 05:54
Replies: 17
Views: 4,629
Posted By Sakura
Emergency Tool

Through the experience I learned that every crewman should have some sort of cutting tool with him. Multitool with pliers would be a great idea. Recently I came across Leatherman Skeletool, which was...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 01-08-2010, 04:33
Replies: 5
Views: 2,098
Posted By Sakura
The boat goes out of the water in a few days,...

The boat goes out of the water in a few days, then I'll be able to measure it properly. Previous owner has no idea what that is, he probably fitted whatever he managed to snatch out of second hand...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 01-08-2010, 02:41
Replies: 5
Views: 2,098
Posted By Sakura
Two-Bladed Gori - Pain in the . . .

Hi. On the boat I recently bought previous owner installed 2 bladed folding Gori. The motor is 18bhp 2cyl Penta. With no waves and no tide the boat reaches 4kts at reasonable rev. She reached 4.8kts...
Forum: OpenCPN 28-07-2010, 11:46
Replies: 0
Views: 1,015
Posted By Sakura
OpenCPN First Time in Action

I've just came from the cruise Southampton-Hull
We've used OpenCPN all the way up on Toughbook with WindowsXP, with AIS/GPS signal from Navicom rt-650 VHF through RS2232.
Worked great, perfect I...
Forum: Marine Electronics 27-06-2010, 05:09
Replies: 7
Views: 5,399
Posted By Sakura
Yeah, thanks to you mate :thumb: And here is...

Yeah, thanks to you mate :thumb:

And here is the schematics how I got it hooked up:
Forum: Marine Electronics 26-06-2010, 14:29
Replies: 7
Views: 5,399
Posted By Sakura
In the manual there is nothing at all aobut...

In the manual there is nothing at all aobut setting up a connection of any kind with anything. It just only says that you need to use blue/grey for serial ports and green/yellow for GPS, nothing...
Forum: Marine Electronics 26-06-2010, 13:15
Replies: 7
Views: 5,399
Posted By Sakura
Ok. I managed to get this to work. Connection -...

Ok. I managed to get this to work.
Connection - the way described by @Viking (thanks mate :) )
I'll make some GIF and stick in here later - as there is no info about that, and it's very confusing...
Forum: Marine Electronics 26-06-2010, 12:54
Replies: 7
Views: 5,399
Posted By Sakura
Angry I just did that - still nothing. Got AIS com set...

I just did that - still nothing. Got AIS com set up, GPS as "AIS-shared", nmea console shows totally nothing. Radio shows GPS data, so it works ok, but PC doesn't seem to receive anything. Do I need...
Forum: Marine Electronics 26-06-2010, 12:28
Replies: 7
Views: 5,399
Posted By Sakura
Navicom rt650 + Laptop

I posted this thread in other forum area, and had no response, so maybe here is the better place. I got Navicom RT650. Managed to connect GPS to Navicom - works fine. Now I need to hook it all up...
Forum: OpenCPN 16-06-2010, 12:12
Replies: 11
Views: 3,210
Posted By Sakura
I have, and there is no option for port...

I have, and there is no option for port splitting/forwarding. You can only add existing port for data display...unless i missed something :confused:
Forum: OpenCPN 16-06-2010, 11:44
Replies: 11
Views: 3,210
Posted By Sakura
Thanks :D Do you know any free COM ports...

Thanks :D
Do you know any free COM ports splitter for winXP that's been tested and works ok?
Forum: OpenCPN 16-06-2010, 11:08
Replies: 11
Views: 3,210
Posted By Sakura
Here is the fresh one. I've looked through the...

Here is the fresh one. I've looked through the forum and couldn't find that information. If i've got USB GPS connected to my laptop(winXP) and NAVICOM RT650 through USB->COM adapter, will OpenCPN...
Forum: OpenCPN 15-06-2010, 14:38
Replies: 11
Views: 3,210
Posted By Sakura
Thank you, i'll try to find posts with ais...

Thank you, i'll try to find posts with ais connection problems.
Can GPS be read by two programs simultanously?
For example: OpenCPN displays yacht position and at the same time other program...
Forum: OpenCPN 15-06-2010, 13:11
Replies: 11
Views: 3,210
Posted By Sakura
OpenCPN Speed and Course Display

First of all hi everybody,
I'm kinda stuck between cheap chartplotter (like SH CP180i) and free navigational software like OpenCPN. I'd like one navi device that will cooperate with my navicom RT650...
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