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George Dewey

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  1. 4 hours ago, matto said:

    Having been then and done that I can state that the view from the bridge of a carrier is significantly obscured by the flight deck and it can be easy to miss something small (i.e. a yacht) getting in close because you are pre-occupied with navigation, flight operations or whatever other evolution might be going on at the time. That being said CDG's bridge is significantly forward when compared to USN carriers.

    Do the French know about radar? 

  2. On 11/11/2021 at 9:40 AM, josouf said:

    Good afternoon, 

    My boat is equiped with B&G triton instruments, and I have the chance to buy and old set of H20-20 mast display (I guess from the HYDRA2000 era)

    Any chance I get that to work with a nmea converter ?

    Many thanks for your help

    If you don't buy them, send the seller's info my way!

  3. On 11/16/2021 at 6:32 PM, Hitchhiker said:

    Because it runs via ethernet, the comms protocol with H5000 is different and it never powers up in line with the H5000.  The display when dimmed too dark cannot be brought back to visible with out using a crappy I-phone app (that B&G did not know about until I questioned them how to get the display back!).  It is not water proof.  The display we used got installed in May 2021. About halfway to Hawaii it crapped out.  Note that there is still no user manual available.  So to soon for use I think.  Wait for version 3.0 and a manual.

    Interesting feedback! I have been looking at this but have trouble getting past the price, even as my older 20/20 displays are failing. At least when one of those fails, it's just the one and the other three keep going. I have had issues with B&G ethernet so I'm not excited about that. Not waterproof? How is that possible for a device intended to be mounted on a mast above deck? 

    Oh, and the H5000 graphic displays and Zuse plotters have the same issue, if they are left set to night mode I can't see them in direct sunlight. Setting them back to bright is a major pain in the ass. 

  4. I did a lot of this when I had Garmin instruments and a Virb. I still have the Virb, but I got a new boat that came with B&G. If I could convert the logged data to GMetrix I could make it all work. Maybe we need a tool to just convert the data to GMetrix. I keep meaning to find the GMetric format but, well, life gets in the way.

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  5. On 11/12/2021 at 11:37 PM, weightless said:

    The manual says:
    "e) A marine (boat) battery must be removed and charged
    on shore. To charge it on board requires equipment
    specially designed for marine use."


    So, there's that.

    Can you check for continuity between the earth pin and the battery negative?

    So, the ground prong on the 110VAC cord does not have any continuity to the negative battery terminal or the ground system on the boat.  

  6. 49 minutes ago, Steam Flyer said:

    Given the scale, WW2 could easily have lasted until 1950 and been complicated by a change in German governments.

    Possible, but I don't think so. While no one knows for sure, it's very possible Berlin was the original target for the first A bomb. I realize the US only had two of them, at the time, but certainly more would have been produced and used well before 1950. Germany is quite lucky they managed to lose the war before July 1945. Just a few months later Japan was devastated, as the world knows. Even if Truman decided not to use atomic weapons in Europe, the end of hostilities in the Pacific would only have served to put a quicker end to the war in Europe.  

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  7. 1 hour ago, Zonker said:

    We didn't patent it because then you have to disclose the information. By keeping it a trade secret you avoid that.

    It would probably be really expensive and time consuming to have the attorneys draft and file such a complex patent anyhow. And don't forget, so many jurisdictions to deal with! Better to keep it proprietary and execute against it that way.  

  8. 7 hours ago, Jackett said:

    Lets see. WW1 - they fought as part of the allies, and can lay a claim to victory as much as the Brits or Americans. WW2 - bit hard to have a military when you've been invaded (As was pretty much the rest of Europe that didn't side with the Germans, so hard to lame them for that). But there Resistance played their part, and doing what they did takes a hell of a lot of guts. 

    Blah blah blah...

    I guess you missed the part earlier in the post where I complimented the French for their role in the American revolution, then said "Okay back to joking", all of which you deliberately omitted from your quote in a feeble attempt to pick a fight. Just lighten up. 

  9. 33 minutes ago, JCoggs said:

    Same for the J-121.  I had one on order but it seems that CCF lost the labor talent during COVID (they had some related shut downs) to build the bigger J boats - particularly any that involved infusion.  At least that what I was told.  I ended up buying a 2018 J-121.

    Thats a shame, the 121 rocks!

  10. On 11/12/2021 at 4:43 PM, PaulK said:

    All joking aside, yes, this ^^^

    I frequently hear people here in the US talking about how Great Britain is America's oldest ally, and wonder why they say that. Clearly, that distinction should go to France.  

    On 11/13/2021 at 5:24 AM, Jackett said:

    You can say that because America jumped in immediately to help out. 

    Oh, wait . . .

    Fair enough, we were a bit late to the party. But don't be too quick to point across the Atlantic; that whole appeasement thing with the Munich Agreement didn't work out so well. 

    On 11/13/2021 at 3:38 PM, Jean-Baptiste said:

    I'm wondering if anyone making such insults has ever served in the military, it seems to me doubtful.

    Army here. It's like, you can make fun of your brother, but God help anyone else who does it. 

    Back to joking...

    Yeah making fun of the French military is a thing, probably because the only war the French ever won was the French Civil War because, well, they were fighting the French.

  11. 3 hours ago, Great Red Shark said:

    I suppose, sort of... Well, I guess as well as the French can try... Maybe...


    Although 30 divisions advanced to the border (and in some cases across it), the assault never happened. When the quick victory in Poland allowed Germany to reinforce its lines with homecoming troops, the offensive was stopped. The French forces eventually withdrew amid a German counter-offensive on 17 October.


  12. 1 hour ago, Its a total mystery to me said:

    Rule 14 exonerated as incident caused by third party.

    Not sure I follow the entire incident, but exoneration has nothing to do with a third party. A boat shall be exonerated if she was the right of way boat and the contact did not cause damage or injury. Also, a boat only violates rule 14 if she could have reasonably avoided the contact. 

  13. 14 minutes ago, weightless said:

    I suspect it's the battery charger. It's possible to DIY an off the shelf full bridge rectifier or diodes into a galvanic isloator. It was done that way for years but eventually ABYC came out with a standard that can not be met with that kind of setup. I think that put an end to the inexpensive commercially available devices.

    Hm, I just went looking for an isolator I could plug between the power strip and extension cord, so far no luck. I guess I can make my own or else just install proper shore power. I would unplug the battery charger but it's primary job it to keep the fridge going. 

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