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  1. tigger.mike

    having fun F 33 Farrier

    Very nice. My version of something similar...
  2. tigger.mike

    E-nav on the cheap

    I've been scanning through the thread and I don't think anyone has mentioned SailGrib WR so far. It's an Android only app and has a wealth of features that I am still getting to the bottom of. I'm not short of toys on the boat (the previous owner must have really liked the look of someone in the Raymarine shop as he must have needed to go back there a lot), however, the SailGrib software is great for planning off the boat and using away from the plotter. It doesn't cost much (£40 I seem to remember for a one time license) and it is then available on any android device I log onto. I have it on my phone and tablet, along with the Navionics charts as I have the subscription for the chartplotter, so adding in the Boating app which gives me the charts in SailGrib as well. The weather routing is pretty impressive, and once you play with the settings and tweak the polar, pretty accurate. The final impressive bit is by adding in a YachtDevices wireless bridge onto the SeaTalk network, I get all of the instrument data and AIS onto the app as well.
  3. Unfortunately none of the many converters I've found work. Mainly because there is no standard tags in the gpx schema for the wind data so it comes in as comments or yd:awa type tags that do not match properly. If anyone has a sample Garmin fit file with wind data I could probably write something to handle it.
  4. Reposted to this thread as it's more relevant... I've been looking at how to get this working without the Garmin chartplotter and wondered if anyone has done the same. I've got a Raymarine setup with a Yacht Devices Voyage Recorder connected to the SeaTalk network. This does a great job of grabbing all of the NMEA data and writing it to an SD Micro SD card. They provide a small piece of software that can write this to CSV and GPX 1.1 amongst others, just not the FIT format. If I export as GPX I get the base GPS data along with any additional info that was on the network. Below is an example record with wind and course info. <trkpt lat="50.650950000" lon="-1.657183000"> <name>2019-05-26 14:00:01.862</name> <time>2019-05-26T13:00:01.862Z</time> <cmt>TWS 17.05 knots (med 17.05, avg 17.04, min 16.97, max 17.05) TWD 242.16 degrees (med 241.75, avg 241.78, min 241.18, max 242.16) TWA 142.14 degrees (med 142.10, avg 142.04, min 141.44, max 142.14) AWS 12.09 knots (med 12.09, avg 12.09, min 12.09, max 12.09) AWA 120.00 degrees (med 120.00, avg 119.80, min 119.00, max 120.00) STW 7.41 knots (min 7.41, max 7.41) Heading 100.06 degrees (min 99.61, max 100.06) Rate of turn -85.6 deg/min (med -32.1, avg -27.2, min -86.8, max 52.5) SOG 10.56 knots (min 10.56, max 11.20) COG 95.30 degrees (min 95.30, max 96.00) </cmt> </trkpt> It imports into Virb Edit fine, just without the additional info that is classed as comments <cmt>. Since the Virb cameras export their data as FIT files to be loaded into the Virb software, there must be a way to convert the data one of the Voyage Recorders outputs into a valid FIT format and then get all of the Virb data goodness without having to change the hardware on the boat. Could be an interesting challenge...
  5. tigger.mike

    VIRB 360 and instrument data - it works!

    I've been looking at how to get this working without the Garmin chartplotter and wondered if anyone has done the same. I've got a Raymarine setup with a Yacht Devices Voyage Recorder connected to the SeaTalk network. This does a great job of grabbing all of the NMEA data and writing it to an SD Micro SD card. They provide a small piece of software that can write this to CSV and GPX 1.1 amongst others, just not the FIT format. If I export as GPX I get the base GPS data along with any additional info that was on the network. Below is an example record with wind and course info. <trkpt lat="50.650950000" lon="-1.657183000"> <name>2019-05-26 14:00:01.862</name> <time>2019-05-26T13:00:01.862Z</time> <cmt>TWS 17.05 knots (med 17.05, avg 17.04, min 16.97, max 17.05) TWD 242.16 degrees (med 241.75, avg 241.78, min 241.18, max 242.16) TWA 142.14 degrees (med 142.10, avg 142.04, min 141.44, max 142.14) AWS 12.09 knots (med 12.09, avg 12.09, min 12.09, max 12.09) AWA 120.00 degrees (med 120.00, avg 119.80, min 119.00, max 120.00) STW 7.41 knots (min 7.41, max 7.41) Heading 100.06 degrees (min 99.61, max 100.06) Rate of turn -85.6 deg/min (med -32.1, avg -27.2, min -86.8, max 52.5) SOG 10.56 knots (min 10.56, max 11.20) COG 95.30 degrees (min 95.30, max 96.00) </cmt> </trkpt> It imports into Virb Edit fine, just without the additional info that is classed as comments <cmt>. Since the Virb cameras export their data as FIT files to be loaded into the Virb software, there must be a way to convert the data one of the Voyage Recorders outputs into a valid FIT format and then get all of the Virb data goodness without having to change the hardware on the boat. Could be an interesting challenge...
  6. tigger.mike

    Show your boat sailing thread

    Not that much boat in the picture, but I liked it.
  7. tigger.mike

    what is it?

    It cannot be called spacious by any degree, but most things sporty tend not to be anyway. As mentioned, there is a surprising amount of storage under the seats, floors and v-berth although none of it is really convenient. There is enough space for lines, fuel and associated stuff in the cockpit lockers and I generally prefer to try and keep too much weight out of the amas, however the genny, code-0, inflatable kayak and a few other things all live out there. A bit of time making 'storage solutions' does pay dividends and packing light is essential, as is planning food that can be cooked in one pot. Overall I got one because it goes fast and is huge fun, without being so minimal to be uncomfortable. When the wind is right the speed makes the lack of space irrelevant and when the wind shuts off the tramps are a great place for some sunbathing. I'm sure when I'm even older and am sick of not having standing headroom and hanging space then I'll consider something more sensible. Maybe like the new 40 :-) Mike
  8. tigger.mike

    what is it?

    I've managed 5 days with three kids on my DF28. Certainly compact but as long as it's warm they sleep on the tramps...