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General Discussion » Expedition system for a small boat » 2/23/2021 7:26 am

jrjohnson
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Thanks Ernie!

That will be a big help.

General Discussion » Expedition system for a small boat » 2/12/2021 5:20 pm

jrjohnson
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I think they're trying to emphasize old school sailing and looking around rather than on board data analysis.  There's some value in seeing what's happening rather than relying on instruments.  Like learning long division before using a calculator.

GPS info is okay.

The real value to me, I think, is that no one has a set of polars for these boats, so to get some put together before the race will really help in routing.

General Discussion » Expedition system for a small boat » 2/11/2021 4:34 pm

jrjohnson
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Gents-
I'm kind of new, and I'm looking to set up a system for a small boat.  

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I know I'll be using a small laptop (probably a Panasonic Toughbook) coupled with an Iridium GO.  We aren't allowed wind or knot/log instruments, but I can see setting up those systems for testing and such and pulling them off of the boat for the races.  I'm thinking an ultrasonic BSP indicator.  We're pretty limited in that we can use solar panels only (no wind, water, diesel) for recharging, and those have to power nav lights, electric outboard, nav/comms, AIS, etc.

If anyone's set up a system like this, I'd like to hear about your experience, but all comments welcome.

Thanks,
Jack

Networking Issues » Hand Held GPS Integration » 11/26/2019 4:10 pm

jrjohnson
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I used a Garmin 76CX for two trips to HI.  I didn't use any of Exp's analysis tools (no AWA, AWS, etc) but it worked great just for position, speed, COG, SOG, VMG, etc. and setting up weather and routing.  I plugged it into the laptop directly with USB/USB mini.  I also used the auxiliary antenna for the GPS with the suction mount to an appropriate fixed porthole and suction cup mount.

It's a good solution for a primary GPS but it's a bulletproof and foolproof backup/secondary.  I just recently learned how to connect the boat's instruments to Exp and it's great, but I'm not so confident in my skill so I still carry the handheld.

Added bonus: Handheld GPS works great in an RC whaler for setting marks (without the laptop, of course.)

General Discussion » Clearing YB boats database » 6/01/2019 4:45 am

jrjohnson
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Thank you, Nick.  On top of it, as always.

I've seen that page before, but I've never found it by surfing there or searching for it.  For Pacific Cup years ago, the OA  gave out that address, but I've never received that for another race.  I'll keep the format, and maybe I can find similar pages for other races. 

Thanks again.

General Discussion » Clearing YB boats database » 5/31/2019 1:27 pm

jrjohnson
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Hi guys-
I'm tracking the California Offshore Race Week 2019.  Yellowbrick has this new function that they track multiple legs of a race with one website and just use multiple tabs on the webpage.  Works great there.

My problem is getting later legs YB info imported into Expedition.  All I get is the last time stamped position info when YB stopped tracking the first leg.  Specifically for corw2019, I get the last time stamp for the Spinnaker Cup (first leg, finished 5/26 or so) but I can't seem to get info for today's race.

Anyone found the trick?  I'm sure I'm missing something (as usual).  Is there a different YB code for this?  

It's not critical because I'm not racing, but I like dry running things before I go offshore.  Things are hard enough out there without troubleshooting...

Thanks all.

Networking Issues » calculated vs raw data » 4/26/2019 8:40 am

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I just got expedition reading my raymarine instrument system through my NGT-1.  However, it's only reading raw data, not the calculated data (TWD, TWA, TWS) which reads fine on the boat instrument panels.  Any ideas, hints?

Thanks all

Technical Q&A » License Error After Windows 10 OS Update » 3/05/2019 2:11 pm

jrjohnson
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I was getting ready to work with Expedition after a year or so, and now I'm getting a license error with Expedition and Windows 10.  Never got that before.

Question is, my 2012 laptop has slowed to a crawl since I upgraded to Windows 10 (overall, not just Expedition) and I understand that this is a common problem.  I'm thinking that the best option is to downgrade back to Windows 7 and then reinstall Expedition and request a new license key if I have to.  Does that seem like the right thing to do, or is there some benefit from trying to keep running Windows 10?

Thanks,
Jack

Networking Issues » Actisense W2K-1 » 2/28/2019 3:31 pm

jrjohnson
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The documentation I can find says it's NMEA 0183 with SeaTalk NG.  I don't know if I have a spare SeaTalk connection available, so I'm wondering if I can alternatively connect to the 4 wire NMEA connection on the board.

PS-I've seen some screenshots on these forums.  I tried to paste a screenshot here but I couldn't manage it.  How is that done?  Only way I see is to somehow make a web page out of it and put in the URL.

 

Networking Issues » Actisense W2K-1 » 2/28/2019 8:27 am

jrjohnson
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I have another one...

I've been using Expedition for a bit and still consider myself newbie since I haven't connected it to onboard instruments.  The boat I have for a trial has a Raymarine Smart Pilot X-30 instrument with Smart Talk.  It also has wind instruments/boatspeed sensors connected to it.  I believe it has NMEA 0183.  What Actisense adapter do I need?  I suspect it's an NGW-1 USB with a cable adapter for SmartTalk but I'd like a smart guy to double check me.  I'm sure you guys have plenty of experience so best to ask the pros before I make a dumb mistake.  I also suspect that if I want to connect to a more modern instrument system in the future, I'll need a NGT-1 USB adapter.

Is it best to connect to the 4 wire NMEA connection on the board or to adapt my cable and talk to SeaTalk directly?

 

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