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Ventus Navigation » wearing your phone » Today 2:22 am

sparky
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https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01M18VWIE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Works well enough over foulies. Not quite as good on a bare arm but still works.

Ventus Navigation » wearing your phone » Today 2:19 am

sparky
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I use a cheap jogging strap for my iPhone 7plus (already waterproof -- just need a way to hold it on my forearm). Is good for starts and reference while underway.

On the rail I prefer an iPad where I can easily use Remote Desktop + Ventus.

Suggestions for new features and capabilities » Coloured AIS targets whilst Tracking » Yesterday 10:45 pm

DuncanR
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Certainly, the Expedition all-or-nothing AIS tracking is really messy at the start ... spaghetti junction.  I set up AIS 1-7 tracking and switch on AIS later in the battle as the fleet dissapates.
The big issue in E coast Aus is that AIS capability is mandatory, but switching it on is not ..... so during the night there are random appearances and disappearances as competitors take a furtive look and then switch off again ... rather defeats the purpose.

Ventus Navigation » wearing your phone » Yesterday 10:40 pm

DuncanR
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I have played with a Lifeproof case for the iPhone - you can get a mounting strap that sticks to the case OK, but found it bulky, awkward and not adding anything to a tablet.

Suggestions for new features and capabilities » Coloured AIS targets whilst Tracking » Yesterday 10:08 pm

ZeeZee
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You mean you CAN or CANNOT draw the AIS tracks (for boats 1-7 only)?  If you can,  how to enable it?

Suggestions for new features and capabilities » Coloured AIS targets whilst Tracking » Yesterday 10:00 pm

Nick
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I was just thinking about that while testing this. The multi boat thing was originally designed when we were 2 boat AC testing and then wanted to follow the other boat with the laser. Then we put all the weather and mark boats into it. They had up to a hundred boats in it last AC.

At present, you can draw the AIS tracks.

Maybe I need to rethink all this …
 

Suggestions for new features and capabilities » Coloured AIS targets whilst Tracking » Yesterday 9:34 pm

ZeeZee
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Related to this:
You can track boat 1-7 via AIS and have their data displayed in number boxes and stripchart (nice!).
However, afaik you can not display their tracks on the map, like you can do for boat tracking via YB etc.
Yes, you can display AIS trails,  but you can only enable this for ALL AIS boats (which becomes too cluttered), not only your boat 1-7.

Would it be possible to plot the tracks of boat 1-7 on the map, e.g. when you have "race tracking tracks" enabled under Settings - Display - Boat ?
 

Ventus Navigation » wearing your phone » Yesterday 7:44 pm

Nick
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Back in the day, we had Windows CE wrist computers. They were nice with our younger eyes, but the world has moved on so I don't know what people do now for that niche. Unfortunately, Microsoft has been terrible at long term product planning and support over the years.

The funny thing is just about all the gliding movement still uses Windows CE for flight computers.
 

Ventus Navigation » wearing your phone » Yesterday 4:10 pm

us7070
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i have played around a bit with ways to get my phone on my forearm, but haven't come up with anything that i like.
I have also tried some of the straps you can buy - people use them in the gym - but I don't really like any of the ones i have seen.
what are people doing?
does anyone have a good solution they would like to share?

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