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  1. velocitek

    Vakaros

    You should be able to download each segment individually. To do this, select the desired track segment using the checkbox on the left and then click download. Select one track segment at a time. If you select multiple track segments at once, the batch download will merge the segments into one file.
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    Vakaros

    We still have downloadable data from the ProStart and SpeedPuck! You can download the data in various formats to work with the software of your choice: .vcc (Velocitek proprietary file format), .gpx (standard GPS file format), and .kml (Google Earth). On the software front, you've got a few options too: GPS Action Replay (free or Pro), ChartedSails, SailNjord, etc. You can also drag and drop a .vcc file into a blank Excel sheet if you want to play with the data that way.
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    Velocitek shift

    We were not able to produce the Shift in economical batch sizes so we had to end production. At the moment, the Prism is our only compass product: https://www.velocitek.com/pages/prism
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    SAILMON MAX

    That can happen. If you're sailing the next day or later the same day, leaving the batteries in can give you a faster boot up. If it's going to be days between sessions we recommend removing the batteries.
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    SAILMON MAX

    @Jackdaw your ProStart has low batteries! Try a new set of AAs and you should be good to go. If the internal circuit doesn't get 3.3v from the batteries it can't boot up fully and acquire satellites.
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    Velocitek SpeedPuck -- Battery life?

    The ProStart consumes about 0.5 mA when it is powered off and about 160 mA when it is powered on.
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    Thoughts on Novasail VS Prostart

    Yes, you're pretty much on with your ProStart summary. It is a starting aid for managing time and distance at the start. In race mode it displays Course Over Ground and Speed Over Ground. The ProStart is also a GPS data logger with a few file formats available the data is compatible with a few GPS replay applications like ChartedSails, SailNjord, and GPS Action Replay.
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    Velocitek SpeedPuck -- Battery life?

    The capacity of an alkaline AA battery is about 1600 mAH. The SpeedPuck consumes about 0.5 mA when it is powered off. The SpeedPuck consumes about 115 mA when it is powered on. A SpeedPuck will completely drain a set of AA batteries in about 4 months when powered off.
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    Velocitek SpeedPuck -- Battery life?

    @martin.langhoff, the SpeedPuck does have a small draw on the batteries even when the device is powered off. We recommend removing the batteries between uses if you're not sailing the following day. If you really want to pamper your SpeedPuck store it indoors, batteries out, and the battery compartment open.
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    prism

    Yes, April 14, 2018 was our targeted ship date for the first wave of Prisms. And yes, we missed April 14, 2018. But not by 6 months. The first wave of Prisms shipped May 18, 2018, 5 weeks after our targeted ship date. The 5 week delay was a manufacturing delay and which we have worked through. Prisms are now in stock and ship to customers daily!
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    prism

    We are not, and have never been, 14 months behind on Prisms. Yes, we were a little late (a couple months) with some of the early pre-orders. And we advertised pre-orders as such. Yes, we continued to accept orders while there was a backlog of pre-orders pending fulfilllment. When we accepted these orders we were careful to advertise the product as back ordered. Also, the Prism was announced 12.5 months ago and it's really hard to be 14 months behind stated availability when you're only 12.5 months from the release date. We've worked through some manufacturing delays, we're through the backlog and Prisms are in stock and shipping daily!
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    prism

    @Moonduster, yes we were a little behind. The good news is that we are through the back log from the release and Prism is in stock and ready to ship!
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    Thoughts on Novasail VS Prostart

    @Retired BN, the ProStart also shows lift and knock graphically. The ProStart has a bar graph around the perimeter of the display and each segment of the graph represents 2.5°. Here is a detailed description of how the ProStart's bar graph works: Locking On to a Reference Heading - The device constantly tracks a 20 second moving average of your Course Over Ground and compares this to your current course. - When your current heading is within 10 degrees of the 20 second average for 10 consecutive seconds, the device locks on to your current course and uses this as the reference course. Showing Deviations from the Reference Heading - The bar graph shows deviations between your current course and the reference course in 2.5 degree increments. Tacking and Jibing - When your current course becomes more than 45 degrees above or below the reference heading, the reference course is reset and the device attempts to lock on to a new reference course.
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    prism

    @Flags Yes, it's a manufacturer delay. Unfortunately we're a little behind schedule with Prism production. The good news is that we are in production now and Prisms will begin shipping next week.
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    prism

    @claykarmel The Prism is fully tilt-compensated. It will have the same accuracy whether or not it is mounted vertically. "Holds device vertically for more accurate measurement" is a misleading statement; we crossed our wires internally in the rush to get the new stuff on our website. We have corrected the error in the bracket description on our website. Sorry for the confusion. The Deck Bracket comes with 4 adhesive-backed Dual Lock rectangles that can be used to mount it to the deck without drilling holes. Another option for using the Velocitek Deck Bracket without drilling holes is to use it with the Laser Spider Deck Bracket from West Coast Sailing (see https://www.westcoastsailing.net/default/laser-spider-deck-bracket.html). The hole pattern on the base of the Velocitek Deck Bracket matches the hole pattern on the Spider Bracket. We'll post photos soon.