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  1. Masthead VHF antenna and cable

    My antenna is Metz Manta 6.
  2. Masthead VHF antenna and cable

    I use LMR240UF in the mast (23m from head to toe) and LMR400UF in the boat from mast base to VHF (about 7m). My boat is a 44ft performance cruiser.
  3. Zeus2 and Actisense source conflict

    Great support from Actisense over here as well when recycling old Nexus speed and depth transducers into a new B&G H5000 system via Actisense DST gateway 1 year ago.
  4. H5000 and Adrena software

    Subsidiary question: can Adrena send routes to the H5000 AP via H-Link connection?
  5. H5000 and Adrena software

    Question on behalf of a friend: I understand Adrena software can communicate with B&G systems (including H5000) via H-Link. Does that apply to all the versions of Adrena? Anything else my friend needs to know about having H5000 and Adrena work together? Thanks in advance Nicolas
  6. Simnet cable 2 shield wire?

    Is your question how to connect N2K cable such as in the picture below to a connector? Normally you cut the 3 shield wrappings flush with the jacket and only worry about the uncovered drain wire. You want to put small diameter transparent heat shrink over the portion that sticks out of the outer cable jacket and connect it to the grey terminal on the N2K connector. In your N2K network the shield should be grounded to an RF ground only once, normally at the power tap.
  7. Nexus TH43 transducers to B&G H5000

    Yes, I have used the Actisense DST-2 depth/speed to NMEA0183 module combined with the Actisense NGW-1 NMEA0183 to 2000 converter.Depending on your network topology, you may prefer to connect the DST-2 directly into the H5000 CPU. Some points to note: 1) the sea water temp signal from the Nexus depth transducer is not compatible with the DST-2 2) when the DST-2 does not receive a speed pulse (when paddlewheel is out of the water), the DST-2 does not broadcast any speed data (it cannot be set to broadcast a speed of 0) which means that boat speed is missing in the H5000 network. You then have to manually set the H5000 to use SOG instead of boat speed, etc. Someone on the forum was suggesting to use the Garmin converter which broadcasts BSP at 10Hz instead of 1Hz with the above set-up. However, I chose to go with the Actisense set-up because I also needed to connect the Nexus depth transducer. Actisense may be working on a new DST module, you want want to contact them and check. Hope this helps
  8. Zeus vs vulcan

    I have been thinking about the same setup for a while, as I only have space for Vulcan 7'' at each wheel. I have some questions about H5000 / Zeus 2 / Vulcan integration though: 1) can the Vulcan control the H5000 A/P, and 2) Is it somehow possible to network the Zeus 2 and Vulcan over wifi in order to share route information? An alternative setup I am looking at is the Argonaut M7 touchscreen (https://www.argonautcomputer.com/products/m7-smart-touch-monitor), but have not found any reviews / user experience on this screen anywhere on the web.
  9. Code zero furler

    yes living in Singapore means your shipment gets to you. you should live in the Philippines and try that. as they say. it is fun in the philippines!!I used to live in Manila (1998-2000), I sympathize! WRT customs, Singapore is a dream come true.
  10. Code zero furler

    Same positive experience with Kaelig at KM Nautisme to purchase Karver gear and ship it over to Singapore where I live. Competitive prices and good service.
  11. Nexus TH43 transducers to B&G H5000

    For the depth, from Airmar documentation I know blue is positive and black negative but that's not sufficient for me to figure out the whole story. From Nexus documentation I suspect both are 12v powered without further useful info
  12. Does anyone know how to connect Nexus TH43 depth and log transducers to a H5000 CPU? The depth transducer (Airmar CS-P502) has 3 wires: blue, black and screen. The log has 4: green, yellow, white and screen. I would like to connect them to the H5000 CPU's analogue and speed inputs (see picture) but dont know where each wire goes. Any help appreciated.
  13. What is it?

    I am thinking of retrofitting one of my Antal XT 52.2 Race primary winches into the new 52.3 three speed version for continuous furling line duties, but would like to hear comments and reviews before committing. http://www.antal.it/eng/XT52-3RD_en
  14. What is it?

    Line driver, made by Antal: http://www.antal.it/ENG/240-010_en
  15. Top-down furler

    Going back to top down furlers for flying sails, has anyone here got any experience with luff tension adjustment via a swivel on the anti-torsion cable? Bamar seem to be promoting theirs in a big way these days. I know Karver have a swivel on the catalogue as well, but the dont seem to be pushing it at all. Would this (combined with a slightly shorter luff on the sail that can be allowed to raise when the sail is unfurled, and tightened before furling) allow for more trouble-free furls?