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Everything posted by Hérisson

  1. Garmin gWind Wireless 2

    What I was trying to say is that ANT would allow you to go straight to any device you like without having to buy some other Garmin middle box. Garmin is proactively preventing it. It's as if Garmin was to say their wind transducer uses WiFi but you need their special WiFi router to pick up the signal. Many phones have built in ANT support these days because of the same radio stack as BT and Wifi and the countless fitness trackers. It's just not being advertised much. Anyways, probably not relevant if you don't care. I didn't want a Garmin middle box that requires external power to read the signal.
  2. Garmin gWind Wireless 2

    I was looking into it for a while but decided against it. The use of ANT (same 2.4GHz wireless spectrum as WiFi or Bluetooth) over FDX is progress but don't be fooled by it in terms of openness or how it relates to ANT+. The ANT spec itself is open but the payloads may be encrypted and Garmin makes use of it. You can't use with anything other than Garmin devices. I guess what I'm trying to say is that their marketing material referring to ANT technology may be just BS depending on what you're hoping/looking for.
  3. Torqueedo Travel 1003 vs. Honda 2 HP

    Here are my results. No current, light wind on the beam. All measured in one go without changing direction and starting at 100% battery charge. I tried to measure in one knot increments from slow to full throttle. The 3-4kts is my sweet spot in terms of range. So far I've been using it only to get in and out of the marina and one battery charge should last for many weekends. I'm happy with my choice as handling gasoline on that boat would be difficult.
  4. Seascape 18

    I'd recommend to talk to Toralf. There is stuff on the price list that is mutually exclusive and other things that may or may not make sense for your sailing needs. The boat is sailing ready in its base configuration with high quality race grade fittings and gear (been mentioned before and can't be empathized enough). Everything else is kind of individual, dependent on your situation and I think you can walk away with a nice configuration that's smack between the two numbers that have been mentioned (+ delivery).
  5. Handheld Color GPS

    Just a random thought but some of last and this year's smartphones are waterproof. For example the Samsung Galaxy S8 or iPhones. There are plenty of test videos about that on YouTube and they usually break way beyond their official rating (you don't want to take your boat that deep). Heavy duty (waterproof) cases are also readily available if you want to protect against drops or corrosion. Slap an orange GoPro style floaty to the back to prevent it from sinking. Install Navionics, or OpenCPN, or whatever and you're good to go. I know it's a bit absurd but you don't have to use them in the capacity of a phone.
  6. Torqueedo Travel 1003 vs. Honda 2 HP

    It's the one with the larger 915Wh battery (TT 1003C with short shaft to be exact). My boat is a Seascape 18 but I don't have it yet. It arrives next week in the US and delivery to me is in about 3 weeks. Up until then I've to take pleasure in measuring the engine's Bollard pull in the bathtub.
  7. Torqueedo Travel 1003 vs. Honda 2 HP

    Hey there, I'm a long time boatless lurker which will change very soon. One of the things I had to decide on is whether to go with a gas or electric engine. I was considering the Suzuki for a while but ended up getting the TT 1003CS which arrived yesterday. I'm happy to elaborate why I picked the TT but this and the other Torqeedo thread were very helpful in my decision process (thanks Bull). I'm quite excited to see how things work out (or not) and report back. I'll be in coastal tidal waters with no charging capabilities underway. Regard waterproof: It's rated IP67. The battery module is quite solid, same goes for the housing of the motor. I bet they can withstand submersion way below the official rating. The tiller is possibly the weak link with the IP67 rating. But it's important to remember that we're still talking about full immersion (read: it will run underwater). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSQJElFAR7k
  8. Instrumentation wireless/bluetooth

    @kgs113 I can't help with your query but I'd be interesting hearing how it works out once you get it setup.