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  1. it WILL work. Just make sure you are feeding the voltage from ONE of the systems. ( it is also possible to have a diode , e.g. a 1N4007, in series with both Power lines to make it working independently from the other system. /LC
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    Hydra 2000 MHU

    Some of those interfaces seems inspired of the ones Richard ( Tinley) makes....
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    Hydra 2000 MHU

    link doesnt work for me
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    Hydra 2000 MHU

    Yes, any decent Compass with an NMEA0183 output will work, The h2000 can read both HDM ( magnetic heading) and HDT (true heading. For TWA (angle) you would need only a well calibrated boatspeed, it's for TWD (direction) the heading is needed. Those whe aren't interested in deeper thoughts can stop reading now. There are four ways to connect a Compass to the h2000. 1: the differential sin/cos as the Super Halcyon 3 uses . 2:via the Fastnet bus, for example the Halcyon2000. 3: As "internal Compass"; i.e. connected in the autopilot processor, if applicable. And 4: via the NMEA FFD. At installation, the heading node needs to be selected ( default is 5, the wind PCB) so that the system knows where from it is to extract the heading information. The Super Halcyon 3, Halcyon2000, the Internal heading sensor and even the KVH "rate gyro"-thingie are all magnetic sensors, needed to be placed with care, compensated and affected by the magnetic field inclination and heaving. Whatever clever methods the manufacurers have to explain the contrary, in the end, it comes down to a tiny coil sensing the planets weak magnetic field. The since long time dead Seafarer Company actually made a rotating gyro sensor to compensate the magnetic compass, but that never was a success) That leaves us with two ways of finding the geographic North pole, a gyro Compass ( not to be mixed up with rate sensors which are accelerometers) and secondly, a GPS Compass. Both of those do the job perfectly. ( those of you who fly, knows the pressesion, which causes the gyro to wander, but on full size gyros, that is compensated for). Gyro compasses are big, Heavy and expensive in both buying and maintenence. The only gyro Compass I stumbled upon on a sail boat was on a Swan 651 ( feeding a Hercules390), eons ago. A GPS compass is a lot more precise and once installed, it just works. Still expensive and a bit bulky, but a lot lighter. That's why I brought it up earlier. sorry for messing things up even more /LeCanard
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    Hydra 2000 MHU

    Set heading node to 96 to address the NMEA input. Best is a GPS compass, but they are bulky and expensive. Getting heading data from NMEA might work poorly with a pilot though, depending on update rate. /LeCanard
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    All of These DTS Threads

    new entry: Marie Fredriksson at age 61.
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    Old Age Anarchy

    Waiting to see the pickup version.
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    I did look in my English/Swedish Dictionary.. and found it ! (problems with uploading a Picture of that page, though)
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    Farymann Charging

    The Farymann itself is a fantastic little thingie. I abused mine for 30 years with not much maintenance, and it just worked perfectly all the time. ( Though I had some issues with the hydraulic propulsion that was fitted to it). LeCanard
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    question to the dutch.

    thanks jgh66, I recently gave mine away to someone more willing to give it the care it needs. I had it for 57 years and learned to sail in it. Never thought about what its original 'name' was untill I now. /LeCanard
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    Random PicThread

    Inle lake in Burma. Been there, seen them.
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    question to the dutch.

    Hi, I wonder what the Dutch wooden dingie with a standing rhumbus symbol in the sail is called in English ( and Dutch too) /LeCanard