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BadgerB

Member Since 18 Sep 2010
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In Topic: Raymarine Service Dept Nonexistent?

14 August 2013 - 03:17 PM

Raymarine is owned by FLIR Systems of the US , takeover was in 2010.

 

see http://www.raymarine...k/view/?id=1125

and

http://investors.fli...eleaseID=469938

 

BB


In Topic: Using Ventus Nav Pro with Expedition

29 July 2013 - 10:55 PM

We'll work on that. The active mark name is not a regular variable that Expedition exports but we may be able to save it from the Exp Com page and then let you display it in one of the custom pages that you set up.

Harry

 

We'll work on that. The active mark name is not a regular variable that Expedition exports but we may be able to save it from the Exp Com page and then let you display it in one of the custom pages that you set up.

Harry

That would be good thanks. Though a longer term and more orthogonal solution would perhaps be to do it directly in Exp numbers ?

 

Solves the next mark issue as well.

 

However I know Nick is away, busy and has done a whole lot of great stuff that  helps a lot, so I wont  ask for any more any time soon :).

 

BB


In Topic: Using Ventus Nav Pro with Expedition

29 July 2013 - 09:36 PM

BB,
Ventus PRO will display the current active mark and you can go forward or backward to select any other mark in you selected course to be the active mark.
From the Home screen tap on Exp Com and the Select Active Mark.

Harry

 

BB,
Ventus PRO will display the current active mark and you can go forward or backward to select any other mark in you selected course to be the active mark.
From the Home screen tap on Exp Com and the Select Active Mark.

Harry

OK

.I know about that and I use it for starts. But what I need is to be able to incorporate "active mark" and "next mark" as "expedition numbers" and then use them within a customised navigation page

with numbers displayed.

For example:

 

COG +             Bearing2mark

Dist2Mark   +   Time2Mark

Active_Markname +   Next_mark

 

or

 

COG +             Bearing2mark

Dist2Mark   +   Active_Markname

Bearing_next mark + Next_Mark

 

bye

BB


In Topic: Loading Texted SMS Courses to Navigation Software ?

09 July 2013 - 07:57 AM

 

 
EXPEDITION has an option to import a text file in the format used by Cowes Week. Provided you have preloaded  the two letter/number identifying codes from SCRA (as mentioned by 
Presuming Ed) plus the 17 odd CW special marks (80 to 8Z); Expedition then creates and saves  the course for you. Takes a few seconds rather than 5 to 8 minutes including checking. Can also 
load to the GPS.
 
Agree absolutely about the manual backup and the multiple VHF's.

This sounds good.

 

Is there a description somewhere of how it all works?

Yes

 

1) As soon as you get the SMS and radioed courses , you start by pasting (and maybe emailing)  the sms course into a text file on your PC,

 

A short example will look something like:

 

" IRC 7; Monday; 40(RS); 4X(RP); 8X(RS); 5A(RP); 46(RP); 42(RS); 41(RP); 4P(RS);  FINISH at 83"
 
2) Start  EXPEDITION , making sure you have previously loaded the mark files for Cowes Week. Most are available from here
But you need to add the three finish marks and approx locations  yourself . These are marks 80, 83 and 86 - see the SI's.
 
3) Select the MARKS menu and then hit  IMPORT >> COWES.
Thats it - see the screen shot attached.
 
4) If your instrument system supports it, download the course to the GPS.
 
5) Make sure there is a manual back written on paper and on  the CHEKCHART   :rolleyes:

In Topic: Loading Texted SMS Courses to Navigation Software ?

07 July 2013 - 09:33 PM

 
EXPEDITION has an option to import a text file in the format used by Cowes Week. Provided you have preloaded  the two letter/number identifying codes from SCRA (as mentioned by 
Presuming Ed) plus the 17 odd CW special marks (80 to 8Z); Expedition then creates and saves  the course for you. Takes a few seconds rather than 5 to 8 minutes including checking. Can also 
load to the GPS.
 
Agree absolutely about the manual backup and the multiple VHF's.