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andreas-norway posted a topic in Gear AnarchyHi, I have recently bought a 35ft racing yacht with a full set of Nexus NX2 instruments; log, depth, wind, compass, GPS, autopilot, etc. As there were no chart plotter, I have recently bought a GND10 and a B&G Zeus3 plotter, and waiting for spring to mount them. I understand I will be able to read wind/speed etc on the Zeus3, but will I also be able to operate the Nexus autopilot from the B&G plotter? What I mean with operate : -change course with +/- -set waypoints on the Zeus and have it control the autopilot -other functions ? Ultimately I would also like to get a wireless remote to control the autopilot, but I suppose this is not within reach.... Regards Andreas
Hello, I recently obtained a B&G T12 Touchscreen with no cables, and have been trying to get it to power on with no success. I connected some wires to the +/- pins on the back of the unit, pressed the power button and nothing happens. Does anyone here have any familiarity with these units? Do any of the other cables need to be connected in order for the unit to power on? I just simply want to test for power so I can sell it. I currently have the back of the unit off and was checking for discrepancies but could not notice anything off the bat (please see attached photos). I certainly appreciate any advice at this point. Thank you in advance
JeronimoII posted a topic in Gear AnarchyI have been sailing with B&G H1000 during the past ten years, and it is time to renew the kit (Chartplotter, GPS, AIS and displays). (one of my current displays is not working and there are no spares any more). I am a cruiser that takes part in the club and regional regattas, with a small budget. The local shop suggested Garmin, with its GSMAP 1222 and all... but I have seen that B&G with Zeus 2 and 3 offer more features (especially for racing) for pretty much the same price. Anyone has these kits and experience with them? (btw, Zeus 3 seems like version 2, but with the WiFi module built-in, right?) I am also keen in being able to connect the laptop to be able to make routings via expedition and upload/download data to the plotter. This seems not a given with B&G and Garmin. Any advice, comments most welcome. (Boat is a First 47.7).
LionessRacing posted a topic in Gear AnarchyIf we had a full/professional crew, getting out and calibrating the H5000 and using Exp with a Navigator would be straightforward, albeit still tedious and requiring effort and thought. SInce we are strictly part time, and have minimal to zero crew other than on race day, its a bit harder to try to polish the sensors into giving meaningful numbers. Any suggestions on better practices are welcome: "Lioness" is a 1962 Bermuda 40 Classic yawl, 20,000 lbs, CCA design full keel/centerboard, PHRF 177 in NORCAL. (similar to this, but 4' shorter mast http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=1847) BSP: Slowly grinding into values that are believable: (we have two ST650 transducers mounted approximately at main mast (15 feet from bow) and offset +/- 1.5 ft from centerline, just past start of long keel) learning to use wet sanded antifouling (Pettit Hydrocoat) on paddlewheels to reduce sliming pulling them out when not racing, with antifouling blanking plugs in place. Calibrate port & starboard at max motoring speed vs SOG with little to well known Current Calibrate further for heel effects as time and observations permit. Not sure I need to do any non-linear calibration as this boat is unlikely to plane, and if it did I'd not be worried about speed. HDG/SOG/COG: No issues noted in any of these, reading EXP logs the differences in COG/HDG seem to be related to ROT. Have a Precision -9 mounted near center of boat, on bulkhead approx 2 ft behind main mast, approx 2 ft above water line ZG100 GPS mounted on centerline of stern rail to keep clear view of sky, Zeus2 mounted on centerline at 14ft aft of main mast (backup GPS) Rudder&ROT heel/trim/pitch: have done nothing to calibrate these other than inputting estimated max rudder angle, and observing heel/trim seemed close when boat at rest. 3D Motion sensor 2 feet below Precision 9, to be closest to center of motion RF300 Sensor on quadrant Wind: VMHU mounted 80 cm above Main truck. Noting minor offset on AWA TWA calibration pending on SOLID BSP Questions for setup: LEEWAY: Coefficient for H5000/Exp Do you take it from delta of HDG/COG when sailing vs motoring at same COG/current state? Does anyone really "tow a thin wire" or drop small floating objects and sight them? Is the leeway formula of leeway= heel* K/BSP^2 acceptably accurate ? I have USSAILING ORC perf pack leeway "PHI" numbers, is back calculating K from those a better way? TWA/TWS/TWD calibration: Do you have one table, or several that you swap with sail changes? Nick advocates the TWA/TWS be done in H5000, is that your practice? Is there anything I am missing? Usage: Typically we use the Zeus/GFD to ping starting lines, having the typical courses set in both Exp and Zeus for reference, beercans are 3-4 miles and run in the Oakland estuary, with dropped marks that can be off station week to week. Weekend 15-20 mile races are run on YRA courses with Zeus2 used to track course/feed bearing to marks with wife navigating. Exp is used mostly to log the race and replay, noting areas for improvement as notebook computer is at nav station and no "navigator" on beercans. Contemplating Ventus Pro to allow for starting line management from helm Thoughts on better practices for 3-5 man crew?