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  1. Team NYYC

    Doubt they are going to waste much energy on PR at this stage. They have a lot of catching up to do.
  2. Why ballasted foils ?

    I think it was explicitly mentioned by Dan B in the last Tuesday with TE
  3. Why ballasted foils ?

    May be it's because that's what they weight when you make them out of steel?
  4. How to build large format display

    + 3-4k for a low level library. There's a lot of help out there to get you there. Putting someone elses n2k bridge inside your device is even an option to get going with. NMEA certification isn't the whole story either. There's a tidy enough n2k bridge launched recently, we just wish they'd sort their CE certification out!!
  5. How to build large format display

    Thanks for the input. Sure, you can be quite happy with 35mm digits but why settle for average? Basically we sized the case to fit on an SB20/Viper640 and then made the digits as big as we could. Part of that was to create differentiation but mostly it was just because, fuck it, we could. In peripheral vision it turns out to make quite a difference and the size certainly makes an impact. Compared to a couple of repeaters from the big guys it's about 40% smaller (narrower and shorter) and something like 30-35% of the weight. We had test units on boats at the SB20 and J/70 Worlds and the J/70 North Americans. It definitely fits. In fact a d10s quite a bit smaller than a racemaster + prostart so you can leave it on the mast of a J/70 when you drop the boom! We can squeeze 4 bits of data in (most of the pages have 3) but in practice it's just too busy. Our philosophy is to keep peoples heads out of the boat as much as we can. Keep it simple. Put the key "all boat" numbers on the mast and then push the additional detail out over wifi to the smartphone APP for someone who can afford to be eyes down. So for example heal angle on the d10 is displayed as bars so people can gauge "she's about right at 3 bars" and the display doesn't jump around to much. The big digits help with all that. 1 vs 2 digits for speed is a balancing act between accuracy and responsiveness. To accurately measure to 2 decimals and get something stable enough to display you need to add quite bit of lag. For now we've gone for 1 set of digits and responsiveness. Using a signet blue cap our filter lag is around half a second, with an Airmar 1.25 seconds. It's something it will be interesting to get feedback on when we have more units out there. No one whose used one has complained yet. Calibration we will steadily improve. Targets? You're into hidden and undocumented alpha functionality now. A target can be set to the d10 and can be displayed as an option in the performance page. Still some work to go on how to send the value.
  6. How to build large format display

    We hear you. It's something we've been working on for a while to try and find solutions that work for those that want a battery and those that want to be able to plug into their existing power (quite strong opinion on both sides of the house!). This is our thinking: To get the waterproofing that's needed at the price point that's relevant we feel we need to seal the unit. We've all had to sit stuff on radiators over night to get rid of the fog and that just aint good enough. Battery doors are always a week point. Sure they can be done but they add extra complication and cost to the case to do well. If we sealed the case and put a battery in the whole thing would die with the battery in 18-24 months and we're not into that either. If we add a battery and make the case more complicated to make we're back to adding to the retail price for everyone for something only some of our customers want. Velocitek have that single use unit thing nailed. While d10 is better (sorry lads, it's true) we're not trying to be just a GPS only device. The d10 is for anyone who wants more functionality in terms of a magnetic compass in the same unit or wire up a paddlewheel for speed. So many people are going to be running a wire anyway. Our Aussie distributor has made up a mast bracket with a built in battery box, the guys in the US have a nifty set up using milwaulkee batteries you can pick up in any hardware store and we've been working with Scanstrut on some ideas. We think we have what you're looking for on our roadmap. (the d10 can already connect to an external wifi access point for data ... but we really do recommend running the wire in terms of reliability)
  7. How to build large format display

    The problem no one has yet mastered is drawing enough solar power from a small cell to provide for the power demands of wifi. Don't know if it is market ready but Scanstrut have been showing a mast groove attachment for their ROKK mini range this autumn.
  8. How to build large format display

    May be I'm thinking of the wrong iTC-5 but the one I'm thinking of is basically an analogue mux to which each sensor has to be wired following the provided colour coding, that outputs NG?
  9. How to build large format display

    Don't get me started on that one.
  10. How to build large format display

    You would think but we're actually seeing the vast majority of our enquiries are coming from people with an ST60 or, more recently, Micronet system installed by the builder. Makes sense as the discount they get from Raymarine is deep and wireless means an easy install (for the builder). On that basis a d10 actually makes quite a nice first upgrade as it gives an improved GPS, WiFi access point and mast display all in one go. I agree that the wind performance will be compromised but speed? Like I say what they don't tell you on the n2k transducer spec sheets is that the stock ones only output speed every 2 seconds. So, if you care to, you can hotwire the analogue speed on an ST60 system to the d10 and get better much better performance than a stock n2k transducer. Agree that connecting to the NMEA0183 on the chartplotter is a compromise. We'd actually recommend the Digital Yacht SeaTalk to NMEA0183-HS bridge. Cheep as chips and nice and compact.
  11. Garmin gWind Wireless 2

    The n2k output on the GN10 works fine
  12. How to build large format display

    Bigger boat or commercial installation sure n2k wins but the reality for the size boat the d10 is for (20-35ft)... Speed sensors are analogue Speed and depth: The issue isn't n2k vs NMEA0183. The standard ones of either only put out speed every couple of seconds MHU options: gWind is a good option and n2k with the GN10. The B&G507 is n2k but has a dumbed down signal rate. The Digital Yacht windex has been performing well under test. It's 0183. As has the LCJ CV7. It's nmea0183 too. The B&G213 is analogue. The CV7 is performing so well it's looking like our go to option. Significantly better than the 1.5 degrees they claim. Load sensors are custom applications So a bunch of time, money and retail price impact just to support the gWind with out a $120 bridge? It doesn't make sense.
  13. How to build large format display

    The d10 is in regular use on a Diam 24 where it gets hosed. They thought they'd need 2, 1 for each ama, but in the end only use 1.
  14. How to build large format display

    The smartphone/tablet APP can show 1 to 4 items. The d10 its self has 2 sets of large digits (60mm and 40mm) and a graphics area. Although the digits on the graphics area are still 32mm and we can cram 2 sets of numbers in it's off putting. So in general we've keep it to 1 set of secondary numbers. Wiring the NMEA out from a T122 would get wind and speed into the d10. It has it's own GPS and compass for location and heading. Everything is made available via wifi so you don't have to use our phone APP. Anything that can take an NMEA0183 feed over TCP will work.
  15. How to build large format display

    I'm not even sure that's true. I tend to think of n2k as the result of internal industry pressure from dealers on manufacturers to deal with the installation disaster 0183 had become. Now the dealers are in house their voice is diminished. Garmin has its own standards, most notably for wireless, and all of the big 4 have their own standards for radar.