prism

wish this thing was around when i bought my micro... wish this thing wasn't around now that i should probably be selling my micro... 

That said, proper specs. I've never once used any mode on my micro (or the full size tacktick) other than compass. I hate the timer mode, if i need to do a windshot well - fuck it. I hate the lift functions - might get skewed if i go into foot mode. Nah, just give me a compass. Perfect. 

 
Ran iRegatta on an iPhone all the way to Bermuda.  Long USB cable, RAM mount and a zip-lock bag.  With a solar charge, I could eliminate the cable.

Also, don't see the need for a dual screen on a small boat if the viewing angle is good unless you are on a trapeze.

 

claykarmel

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The Prism is absolutely viable for Lasers! As you suggested the Prism will most likely be mounted to a bracket between the mast and control line cleats. Here are two good mounting options:

  1. https://www.velocitek.com/collections/accessories/products/deck-bracket
  2. http://carbonpartsgermany.de/products/carbonparts-ec-mount/
Pics or it didn't happen.  Seriously, though, I think you need a solution which doesn't put holes in the deck.  Oil compasses managed it.  The first bracket option says, "Holds device vertically for more accurate measurement".  Is this device not 3-axis and compensated for tilt?  I wish my Laser was always flat.  For $399, shouldn't you have magnetometer, gyrometer and accelerometer?

 

velocitek

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@claykarmel

The Prism is fully tilt-compensated. It will have the same accuracy whether or not it is mounted vertically.  "Holds device vertically for more accurate measurement" is a misleading statement; we crossed our wires internally in the rush to get the new stuff on our website. We have corrected the error in the bracket description on our website. Sorry for the confusion.

The Deck Bracket comes with 4 adhesive-backed Dual Lock rectangles that can be used to mount it to the deck without drilling holes.

Another option for using the Velocitek Deck Bracket without drilling holes is to use it with the Laser Spider Deck Bracket from West Coast Sailing (see https://www.westcoastsailing.net/default/laser-spider-deck-bracket.html). The hole pattern on the base of the Velocitek Deck Bracket matches the hole pattern on the Spider Bracket.

We'll post photos soon.

 
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DRDNA

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My only complaint is that they couldn't have come out sooner, therefore I have a shift.  As a positive note, the shift, when thrown in rage at something, has more mass- making a bigger impression.

 

velocitek

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Yes, it's a manufacturer delay. Unfortunately we're a little behind schedule with Prism production. The good news is that we are in production now and Prisms will begin shipping next week.

 

velocitek

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@Moonduster, yes we were a little behind. The good news is that we are through the back log from the release and Prism is in stock and ready to ship!

 

Moonduster

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A little behind on manufacturing? You're 14 months behind your stated availability, that's no manufacturing delay.

Tell me this, why would someone choose to purchase a product from a vendor who loose with the truth?

 

velocitek

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We are not, and have never been, 14 months behind on Prisms. Yes, we were a little late (a couple months) with some of the early pre-orders. And we advertised pre-orders as such. Yes, we continued to accept orders while there was a backlog of pre-orders pending fulfilllment. When we accepted these orders we were careful to advertise the product as back ordered.

Also, the Prism was announced 12.5 months ago and it's really hard to be 14 months behind stated availability when you're only 12.5 months from the release date.

We've worked through some manufacturing delays, we're through the backlog and Prisms are in stock and shipping daily!

 

claykarmel

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I got mine at Christmas (2018) from WestCoastSailing, delivered right away, and I'm very happy with it.  Mounted it using CarbonParts EC2 bracket which I got from USoneDesign.com.  Another sailor at my club bent some aluminum plate to make a bracket for his MicroTac compass (which he also loves) and offered to help me calculate the cost per ounce of the difference, but I happen to know that CarbonFiber is really fast.  So there's that.

 

Moonduster

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The first post in this thread is dated 29-Jan-18 and says the devices were to be available 14-April. So yes, 14 months is my mistake, but even 6 months is not a "little" or indicative of a manufacturing delay.

 

velocitek

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Yes, April 14, 2018 was our targeted ship date for the first wave of Prisms. And yes, we missed April 14, 2018. But not by 6 months. The first wave of Prisms shipped May 18, 2018, 5 weeks after our targeted ship date.

The 5 week delay was a manufacturing delay and which we have worked through. Prisms are now in stock and ship to customers daily!

 




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