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General Discussion » Best chart options for South Pacific / Tahiti » 3/04/2020 8:26 pm

jko9369
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Thank you Will.
I appreciate the input.  I did go ahead with the c-map 4d and like you said, they look pretty good.  I was not able to find a source for RNCs or ENCs, but should be good to go with the 4D.  I do also have all the up to date paper charts as you recommended.
Thanks again,
Jason

Software Releases » 11.0.3 » 2/18/2020 7:16 am

jko9369
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I just uploaded 4D, and didn't realize until it was too late that it said not to update the WorldChart in the C-Map chart loader.  What issues will this cause, and how can I revert back to the original C-Map if necessary?

I am having an issue in that I cannot zoom out further than 30 degrees of latitude.  Is this a related issue with c-map?  Is there a setting to change this to zoom out further?  Worldchart does not seem to have any data any longer.

It's happening the same on 2 different computers.
 

General Discussion » Best chart options for South Pacific / Tahiti » 2/15/2020 10:08 pm

jko9369
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Hello all

Just wanted to get some opinions on the best resource for charts for the South Pacific and Tahiti for Expedition.

We are preparing for the Transpac Tahiti 2020 race, and want to know the best way to access charts.  I think that C-Map is the best way to go, but wanted to check here first on what you think.  We have not yet loaded Expedition with C-maps but will if it is the best way to go.

Any input would be appreciated.

Thanks very much in advance,

Jason

General Discussion » YB Text File Position Reports via Iridium » 2/15/2020 5:59 pm

jko9369
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No modifications are needed to the .txt files, you just need to be sure that the boatids file is in the same folder when you import to expedition.
 

General Discussion » YB Text File Position Reports via Iridium » 2/15/2020 5:58 pm

jko9369
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You have to have 2 files in the same folder, I usually make a folder on the desktop for each race.  For instance for last years Caribbean 600 (c6002019) those 2 files are:

c6002019-boatids.txt
c6002019-expedition.txt
You only need to retrieve the boat id file once.   You can request it through saildocs:
http://yb.tl/c6002019-expedition.txt
Once you have both files you can manually import through expedition.
You will also need a second expedition.txt file (typically rewritten each 15, 30, or 60 minutes during a race).  You will overwrite the file in your folder and import to expedition again.  Make sure not to delete the boatids file, it must remain in the same folder.
You also need a weather grid loaded in expedition to create the time in order for the boats to show up.  Remember that some races are delayed through YB so they show up in the past.  

Hope that this helps.
 

Questions about Expedition features » YB Tracking » 2/06/2019 7:05 am

jko9369
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Hi 7070

We are on the same page.  I do not have a problem, per se, with XGate working, I have a problem with my expectations of it working more like broadband with IridiumGo! and Expedition.  You had previously stated that the best way for position reports with IridiumGo is though email and the text files, and importing them in through the generic boat tracker in Expedition.  I absolutely agree with this statement, but it would be better if they could be brought directly into Expedition, as when on a network connection.  XGate's claims seem to imply that it does, but I have not found support on this topic.

The problem that I do have is that XGate leads you to believe that IridiumGo! will work directly into Expedition for YBTracking, and I have gotten that to work on occasion, but it is not reliable, and I always seem to go back to the email solution of the location reports and importing them in manually to Expedition.  As Nick states people have had varying levels of success.

I have been looking for someone that has been using this set up reliably over time, and most seem to get to a point and just bite the bullet and go to broadband.  The problem stems from my personal expectations of what I would like for it to do.  I was hoping that I would be able to find someone that has been successful that could share their process, and provide the answers if I am in fact doing something wrong or have the improper settings so that I can fix it.  However, I have not been able to find those people or that person.  Might need to give up on hunting this Unicorn...  

With Respect.

jko
 

General Discussion » Win10 & VMWare 8 on a Mac with OSX Mojave » 2/06/2019 6:14 am

jko9369
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We run a similar configuration on our boat.  The main computer uses boot camp on a Mac, and my backup is a MacBook Pro running Paralelles.  I have occasionally run into similar situations, and am always impressed at Nick's response time on those occasions when I need a key.  I appreciate the great service!

Questions about Expedition features » Sail changes » 2/06/2019 5:42 am

jko9369
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That's it...  Thank you Nick.  Will this show up on the log files?  Or just on the Event database that it creates? As always, I appreciate the help.
 

Questions about Expedition features » Sail changes » 2/05/2019 12:24 pm

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What is the best way to keep track of sail changes and is there any way for it to show up on the log files?

I understand the sail chart and love how it works with route optimization and how it marks on the the sail chart the ideal sail for the current conditions.  However, that's not alway that sail that you are on.  I know that I can keep notes of what sail we are changing to, but it would be helpful when we go back to the log files to have that data there?

Any suggestions?  or would this be a reasonable enhancement request (of course only if it does not already exist).

Thank you for the help,

Jason

Questions about Expedition features » YB Tracking » 2/05/2019 12:19 pm

jko9369
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I agree that email seems to be the best option.
A couple of years ago, I got a 3 month subscription to XGate, and never was able to get it to work (at all).  Just prior to the Pineapple cup (two weeks ago), I did a 3 day trial of XGate and was able to get it to work, so I ordered another 3 month subscription.  I have been able to get it to work, occasionally and then an update or two later and it doesn't work any longer.  No rhyme nor reason..... 
Back to standard email position report option with boat ids and importing positions in through tracker into expedition.
I'm thinking it's the only reliable option for iridiumGo.

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