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11/11/2020 3:07 am  #1


Device for logging NMEA data for analyze in Expedition

I will start sailing a 27 foot Seascape (First) with a B&G H5000 system and I'm using Expedition for planning and analyze. We will sail shorthanded in longer races for up to 4 days. In this boat we won't be able to have a PC running continually with Expedition.

So, my idea is to install a NMEA 2000 recording device (like Yacht Devices YDVR-04) and then import the data to Expedition for analyze after the race. I have no experience with recording devices or import of data to Expedition. What are your recommendations and experience from similar cases?

 

11/12/2020 10:32 am  #2


Re: Device for logging NMEA data for analyze in Expedition

The YD recorder is quite a nice device and is well supported. They provide a a viewer and tools to retrieve the data and convert to various formats.

In addition, you can convert the data to Expedition log file format. I still need to add AIS to that though.

 

11/12/2020 11:43 am  #3


Re: Device for logging NMEA data for analyze in Expedition

Thanks for the input Nick.

Is it possible to import the output from the YD tool direct to Expedition or is any conversion needed in-between? 

Also, where do you mean AIS supper are missing?

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11/12/2020 12:01 pm  #4


Re: Device for logging NMEA data for analyze in Expedition

You can convert the YD log file to Expedition log file format with the Convert button on the Tools ribbon.

It doesn't do anything with AIS logged in the YD yet. Eventually, it will import any you have mapped to boats for tracking etc.

 

11/13/2020 10:23 am  #5


Re: Device for logging NMEA data for analyze in Expedition

The YD or Actisense devices are nice units for logging standard PGN. However be aware that they will not record custom PGN's that B&G use on their network. It has taken a while to get Rudder on the YD unit, and you might find yourself missing some other data.


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11/15/2020 12:53 pm  #6


Re: Device for logging NMEA data for analyze in Expedition

Thanks Campbell and Nick, I will get a YD and try it out.

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