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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

      Sailing Anarchy is a very lightly moderated site. This is by design, to afford a more free atmosphere for discussion. There are plenty of sailing forums you can go to where swearing isn't allowed, confrontation is squelched and, and you can have a moderator finger-wag at you for your attitude. SA tries to avoid that and allow for more adult behavior without moderators editing your posts and whacking knuckles with rulers. We don't have a long list of published "thou shalt nots" either, and this is by design. Too many absolute rules paints us into too many corners. So check the Terms of Service - there IS language there about certain types of behavior that is not permitted. We interpret that lightly and permit a lot of latitude, but we DO reserve the right to take action when something is too extreme to tolerate (too racist, graphic, violent, misogynistic, etc.). Yes, that is subjective, but it allows us discretion. Avoiding a laundry list of rules allows for freedom; don't abuse it. However there ARE a few basic rules that will earn you a suspension, and apparently a brief refresher is in order. 1) Allegations of pedophilia - there is no tolerance for this. So if you make allegations, jokes, innuendo or suggestions about child molestation, child pornography, abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors etc. about someone on this board you will get a time out. This is pretty much automatic; this behavior can have real world effect and is not acceptable. Obviously the subject is not banned when discussion of it is apropos, e.g. talking about an item in the news for instance. But allegations or references directed at or about another poster is verboten. 2) Outing people - providing real world identifiable information about users on the forums who prefer to remain anonymous. Yes, some of us post with our real names - not a problem to use them. However many do NOT, and if you find out someone's name keep it to yourself, first or last. This also goes for other identifying information too - employer information etc. You don't need too many pieces of data to figure out who someone really is these days. Depending on severity you might get anything from a scolding to a suspension - so don't do it. I know it can be confusing sometimes for newcomers, as SA has been around almost twenty years and there are some people that throw their real names around and their current Display Name may not match the name they have out in the public. But if in doubt, you don't want to accidentally out some one so use caution, even if it's a personal friend of yours in real life. 3) Posting While Suspended - If you've earned a timeout (these are fairly rare and hard to get), please observe the suspension. If you create a new account (a "Sock Puppet") and return to the forums to post with it before your suspension is up you WILL get more time added to your original suspension and lose your Socks. This behavior may result a permanent ban, since it shows you have zero respect for the few rules we have and the moderating team that is tasked with supporting them. Check the Terms of Service you agreed to; they apply to the individual agreeing, not the account you created, so don't try to Sea Lawyer us if you get caught. Just don't do it. Those are the three that will almost certainly get you into some trouble. IF YOU SEE SOMEONE DO ONE OF THESE THINGS, please do the following: Refrain from quoting the offending text, it makes the thread cleanup a pain in the rear Press the Report button; it is by far the best way to notify Admins as we will get e-mails. Calling out for Admins in the middle of threads, sending us PM's, etc. - there is no guarantee we will get those in a timely fashion. There are multiple Moderators in multiple time zones around the world, and anyone one of us can handle the Report and all of us will be notified about it. But if you PM one Mod directly and he's off line, the problem will get dealt with much more slowly. Other behaviors that you might want to think twice before doing include: Intentionally disrupting threads and discussions repeatedly. Off topic/content free trolling in threads to disrupt dialog Stalking users around the forums with the intent to disrupt content and discussion Repeated posting of overly graphic or scatological porn content. There are plenty web sites for you to get your freak on, don't do it here. And a brief note to Newbies... No, we will not ban people or censor them for dropping F-bombs on you, using foul language, etc. so please don't report it when one of our members gives you a greeting you may find shocking. We do our best not to censor content here and playing swearword police is not in our job descriptions. Sailing Anarchy is more like a bar than a classroom, so handle it like you would meeting someone a little coarse - don't look for the teacher. Thanks.


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  1. Most of us gave up on BT for this years ago for reliability and range reasons. It might have improved though ...
  2. You could also just have an ad-hoc network.
  3. I have this functionality in Exp from back when we tried these as backup compasses. The main problem with them was they didn't like roll, which isn't much use on a sailboat. 3.2 Installation-Offset Correction After installation and successful deviation calibration, it is important to perform installation-offset correction so that the displayed compass heading, pitch, and roll match the actual vessel heading, pitch, and roll. Installation-offset correction is done using one of four possible procedures. 1. Maretron Display Product Initiated (Section 3.2.1) 2. Manual Installation-Offset Correction (Section 3.2.2) 3. Through the NMEA 0183 Interface (Appendix A) 4. Through the NMEA 2000® Interface (Appendix $PMAREXE,SSC200,,24,”known heading in tenths of degrees”,,,<CR><LF> This is the command used to perform installation-offset where the compass is aligned to a known heading and the pitch and roll are zeroed to the vesse’ls current attitude. If the current or known heading is 177.0°, then a value of 1770 should be programmed.
  4. You can set the offset.
  5. If you have a connection to your computer, you can use that to initiate the compass swing etc
  6. Yes, you can do HLink over Wifi with something like a Moxa. You can even do NMEA 2000 over Wifi. In the H5 case, the preferred option is to use the Websocket (which is definitely not HLink) over Ethernet or Wifi.
  7. The old Silva/Nexus paddle was also quite good. I had a German magazine article from last century with some test data on a range of paddles.
  8. That is there for future proofing. I don't think H5 supports it yet ...
  9. You might also find the Signet has a nicer pulse ...
  10. Whether or not the Expedition help file is what you want it to be, the point behind the NorthU webinars, Will's book, Ocean Drivers etc is that a few people have acquired significant skill sets over the years that most will never have the opportunities to replicate and are willing to share them.
  11. Thank you for your comments. From my perspective, it is rather hard to teach someone to sail and navigate in addition to making the software, especially as everyone does things differently. Which is why the Exp help is designed as a reference. The philosophy is that it explains what each function is for and how to use it rather than being a how to navigate guide.
  12. Yes, or an RS232-422 converter
  13. Is it H5000, H3000 or H2000/790/690? H5000 HLink is RS422 (as if NMEA 0183). See also the Exp help on Serial port connections.
  14. Websockets can be slow, but I suspect the 2GB is the most likely culprit
  15. In an ideal world, the first thing you do is calibrate AWA. It requires setting the wand up in a template. You can't with B&G H3 & H5 where it is all collected in the TWA cal, but it makes a big difference if you can do AWA first.