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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. The iKommunicate gateway is great, and if you want one, we have one we used for testing for sale now in the classifieds.
  2. This has been my experience with all the L&S setups I've sailed on.. SUPER bueno. B&G relabels rams made by Hypro. Not bad, but the L&S are much nicer in my book.
  3. So usethe same system the Mini 650's use, a mini 120 ram mounted on deck and attached directly to the tiller. I will check it out, i assume it is NKE ram, it's still work on 33 feet? Looks good, I will research the spec. How about Pelagic actuator? I heard a lot of good things. NKE uses Lecombe & Schmidt rams, they are by far the best rams you can get for this application (check on PYI's site for tech details), and they have a solenoid on them that reduces power draw significantly. The NKE Gyropilot itself is very power efficient, in fact it's about half the power of the B&G ones I've used. In combination they provide the best power efficiency your going to get in a hydraulic solution with sufficient ram force. All that said, your below deck issue may be the determining issue. You can drive a host of different units with the pilot, so once again, I'd call Mike at Euro Marine Trading and ask him what your options are. The Minis have used a host of solutions (as earlier noted), he'll be able to guide you.
  4. See the Vesper docs. We've tested direct wired vs using the splitter. We get substantially better performance with Vesper's splitter.
  5. It actually doesn't because both Parallels and VMWare support stone age versions of OpenGL and your SOL if you're using the 4D maps. You kinda need a working modern version of OpenGL for all that to work. I'm running it using Bootcamp on a new MBP, using native drivers on Win 10 and it works awesome. Just remember to set all your wireless connections to metered on Win 10 to keep all of the Windows crap from phoning home all the time. I've tried it on a host of virtualization tools and they all suck compared to just running it on a proper windows install.
  6. In addition to what Mike said, the Gyropilot2 communicates with the instruments over the topline bus, not NMEA, so you're gunna need a way to get all the nmea data onto the topline bus, and fast, accurate, high rate compass data is critical to the pilot's performance. It's so important that I have upgraded to the Regatta Compass for EVERY NKE install I've done that has a pilot. It makes a huge difference. The pilot on a sailboat is only as good as the data it's fed. NKE feeds the pilot is VERY, very good data. Honestly, if you're going to cheap out on the components of a system and expect the NKE pilot to perform, you're going to be frustrated and ultimately disappointed. The NKE system is top of the line kit. If you're going to try and cobble it together just buy a cheap raymarine pilot. It'll perform just as well as a cobbled together system with a couple NKE bits. Why? Garbage in, garbage out.
  7. No they interface with an NKE box, have different connectors. It'll be far more pain to deal with that than to just pay the $400 for the two NKE ones. Just do it correctly or you'll regret it. Besides, the NKE ones are VERY nice for the price.
  8. There's always Adrena.. How's your French? I have both. Nick's is better.
  9. Still up there if someone wants it, last person fell through.
  10. One gyrographic pilot system with wind/speed/depth and a Regatta compass should not be much more than $8k on that boat. We just put 4 SL50's three Multi's, a vertical HR wand, all the sensors, true wind updates, wireless remotes, wifi, all the high end bells and whistles on the 60 footer and we were well within reason compared to any of the other real instrument/pilot vendors. I've won a lot of races on the very make ot boat he's talking about, a type 32 gyropilot2 setup with wind is going to do him just fine. Well calibrated it'll outperform even the B&G right up until you get into WTP land, and I'd argue that with equivalent sensors & the regatta processor, the NKE does better. At that price point it's a bargain.
  11. Just call Mike at EMT, who is the importer. They sell a basic Gyropilot2 setup which sounds like the exact kit you're looking for.
  12. I have installed a couple systems now and they are pretty simple but DO require the ability to do basic wiring and soldering work. I do a lot of high end soldering work on circuit boards so that was no issue for me. RailMeat or I can help you with the basic design of the system and then push you off in the right direction. The documentation is really good and you should be able to manage it. I JUST put a new system into the S&S 58 over the past month and it's fantastic. We used the vertical wand, single speed/depth sensor setup (as opposed to twin speedos), high rate GPS on the topline bus, got the true wind option on the gyropilot, and use a single Multigraphic in the nav, with two more at the helm and 4 SL50's. We have Wifi, the transciever for the remotes, and it's all networked with the NKE AIS which does multiplexing of all the topline data via the wifi module to the N2000 devices. It's a pretty sweet setup. Let me know if you need some help and I can steer you through the basic kit you'll need, and I'm sure RailMeat can assist as well, though he's headed south no for a race and will be out of the area for a few days. As for as performance on the pilot side, I don't think there's anything out there that can touch them, and with the dollar as strong as it is, the price is pretty attractive now. I wouldn't consider anything else.
  13. No internal antenna splitter I think? No, they suck, we use the Vesper unit with the matched antenna and I hit Block Island from Sommerset, MA clear as a bell on the VHF with it installed. It raises the price a touch to add the splitter, but you need an antenna anyway and that splitter is amazing in terms of signal quality. https://www2.vespermarine.com/antenna-splitter-sp160.html Note that this is the ONLY splitter on the market which adds signal gain, not signal loss. It has a built-in low noise amplifier which actually makes VHF and AIS reception & transmission BETTER than without the splitter. We tested it inline and it really does what it claims. I'd want this on any AIS/VHF install.
  14. Vertical MHU http://sailinganarchy.com/classifieds/show-ad/?id=2882 Hercules H2000 Pilot Controller (the discontinued one you can't buy any longer) http://sailinganarchy.com/classifieds/show-ad/?id=2880
  15. Just bought an NKE Class B unit and it is fantastic. Not only does it output 0183 and 2000, it has 0183 input and serves as a 0183/2000 multiplexer as well. It's about the same in cost as all the others but in terms of networking, connecting to 0183 DSC on radios, etc, it's a dream come true. Contact Mike at Euro Marine Trading for info. http://nkedisplay-watch.com/project/ais-transponder/?lang=en