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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  


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  1. B&g h5000 motion sensor spec

    In my experience, the SSC also had a lot of error in heading with roll for a strap down compass. Far more than suggested in the documentation.
  2. It used to be that the GMI20, but the other small displays couldn't. I think that is still the case.
  3. Chicago-Mac/Meridian X MOB Recovery

    Ex F-14 pilot ...
  4. They are NMEA 2000 based, so won't work with H2 or H3. If using with Exp and H5000 (using an Actisense NGT-1 and ethernet), you want to Exp to ignore most/all NMEA 2000 sentences from H5 since you are getting those from the websocket.
  5. NMEA 0183 to Serial to WiFi

    Most of us gave up on BT for this years ago for reliability and range reasons. It might have improved though ...
  6. NMEA 0183 to Serial to WiFi

    You could also just have an ad-hoc network.
  7. Maretron Heading Sensor/Compass Calibration

    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.
  8. Maretron Heading Sensor/Compass Calibration

    You can set the offset.
  9. Maretron Heading Sensor/Compass Calibration

    If you have a connection to your computer, you can use that to initiate the compass swing etc
  10. Best setup for B&G H5000 and Expedition

    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.
  11. Expedition: sending marks to B&G mfd

    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.
  12. Expedition: sending marks to B&G mfd

    That is there for future proofing. I don't think H5 supports it yet ...
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    You might also find the Signet has a nicer pulse ...
  14. Expedition Software Weather Routing webinar

    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.
  15. Expedition Software Weather Routing webinar

    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.