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Search: Posts Made By: night0wl
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By night0wl
Re: Blue Jacket 40

Just as an aside...$500k for a 40 foot boat is par for the course for a lot of the bluewater boats I looked into (Pacific Seacraft, Norstar 40, Valiant 42 when it was still offered).

Prices are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,015
Posted By night0wl
Re: Sold my boat...

Brian - I never wanted to pry...but glad that you've shared with everyone. Full recovery ahead...and take the time to make it a full recovery. No shortcuts.

With regards to a boat...I really...
Forum: Florida - Western 08-13-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By night0wl
Re: Charlotte Harbor/Punta Gorda area

Not specifically Charlotte Harbor, but almost out of the area is Cabbage Key. There's a restaurant on Cabbage Key that had dollar bills hanging from the ceiling all over. Its reportedly the place...
Forum: Florida - Western 08-12-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By night0wl
Re: Charlotte Harbor/Punta Gorda area

Its a great area to sail. A lot of people make Punta Gorda or Burnt Store area their home base and set out from there. Its skinny waters, so be careful and make sure your tow insurance is up to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-08-2014
Replies: 76
Views: 3,971
Posted By night0wl
Re: Pros and cons for a double ender/Canoe Stern

They look beautiful. But beyond that, I'm not sure there are really any advantages of a canoe stern/double-ender. Recall reading posts from Bob Perry asserting as much.

A *huge* cone is the loss...
Forum: Electronics 07-16-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 916
Posted By night0wl
Re: laptop choice

Uh...my tablet *IS* free to roam. You still need a cable to connect the instruments to the repeater those are what were an issue for me :D Apparently I got cheap-o PL2303 chipset cables that are...
Forum: Electronics 07-16-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 916
Posted By night0wl
Re: laptop choice

It was the cables. Swapped 'em out and my data stream has been rock solid for hours so far.
Forum: Electronics 07-15-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 916
Posted By night0wl
Re: laptop choice

Yes, indeed it is. I suspect it as well. However when I took a nmea stream dump when my mac was directly connected to the E85001, it seemed to work ok (the trace was clean). So...I suspect the...
Forum: Electronics 07-15-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 916
Posted By night0wl
Re: laptop choice

Hi,

I have a thread on sailnet about where htis project is going. Eventually, I want to get engine sensors to be put on the data stream too....Arduino based.
...
Forum: Electronics 07-15-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 916
Posted By night0wl
Re: laptop choice

Here's my Omni 10.8 (also $200) running opencpn and repeating instru data from the raspberry pi down below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3ynVimzjuI
Forum: Electronics 07-10-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 916
Posted By night0wl
Re: laptop choice

I just ordered a HP Omi 10.8. Win8.1 fully, IPS display, high resolution...$240.

I'll just order a vanilla bluetooth/mouse combo and a case/stand and all set.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-09-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 974
Posted By night0wl
Re: Looking for small, affordable printer for on the boat

For $40, likely not...they probably dont have sunlight readible screens either.

But I just ordered an HP Omni 10.8" Windows 8.1 tablet with Office for $245 on Amazon. It will run OpenCPN and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-09-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,689
Posted By night0wl
Re: Hunter loses rudder

Fiberglass rudder post???
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-09-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 974
Posted By night0wl
Re: Looking for small, affordable printer for on the boat

who prints anymore? Just put your checklist on an el-cheapo $40 android tablet from best buy :D

Seriously....there are $40-50 android tablets at Best Buy...its incredible how cheap these 7"...
Forum: Electronics 07-09-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 791
Posted By night0wl
Re: Arduino / Raspberry Pi based instrumentation?

NMEA 0183 data stream...for now!
Forum: Electronics 07-08-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 791
Posted By night0wl
Re: Arduino / Raspberry Pi based instrumentation?

Pi is ARM chipset. I believe it *CAN* run OpenCPN, but you're going to have to modify it and recompile it. Even if it does run it, it'll be poor performance since the Pi is only a 700mhz chip (not...
Forum: Electronics 07-08-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 791
Posted By night0wl
Re: Arduino / Raspberry Pi based instrumentation?

You're right about more work than planned.

Your idea is intriguing. I'm concerned about "inferring" resistance levels though. I mean, where do I correlate the values to to determine true...
Forum: Electronics 07-08-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 791
Posted By night0wl
Re: Arduino / Raspberry Pi based instrumentation?

You know you're right. But I dont have the pi hardwired. It goes through a 12v -5v brick...or through a usb hub which takes in 12v. Just wanted the 12v to be steady.
Forum: Electronics 07-07-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 791
Posted By night0wl
Re: Arduino / Raspberry Pi based instrumentation?

Yep, I considered this one, but chose Amazon.com: DC-DC Converter Module Step up and down In 3.5-28V Out 1.25-26V Adjustable (LM2596S+LM2577S): Car...
Forum: Electronics 07-06-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By night0wl
Re: Need Help - 12 volt tv or 110 volt tv?

I get the concept of using a dc-dc converter to change the 12v to match the voltage required by the tv...but how does one make sure that the power is nice an clean? From what I understand, tvs don...
Forum: Electronics 07-06-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 791
Posted By night0wl
Re: Arduino / Raspberry Pi based instrumentation?

Well - I think I figured out why the data isn't flowing for NMEA. Tore the whole aft cabin apart to get to the Raymarine NMEA interface box. After plugging the pi directly into the box (you should...
Forum: Electronics 07-06-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 791
Posted By night0wl
Re: Arduino / Raspberry Pi based instrumentation?

So, update on this project. Hit a stumbling block in the most unexpected place. Oddly enough, AIS when plugged into the Pi repeats over wifi...but *NOT* when directly plugged into my macbook (com...
Forum: Electronics 07-06-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 791
Posted By night0wl
Re: Arduino / Raspberry Pi based instrumentation?

Here are my goals.

1 - true sensors that aren't simple idiot lights/buzzer
2 - sensor should send the data not to the helm, but utilizing arduino to the raspberry pi
3 - raspberry pi should (via...
Forum: Electronics 07-03-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 791
Posted By night0wl
Re: Arduino / Raspberry Pi based instrumentation?

The Maretron units are pure N2k. Just saying that if Maretron is able to take analog senders from Yanmar and convert to a digital signal....we should be able to do the same.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-01-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 1,566
Posted By night0wl
Re: Handheld GPS Advice Needed...

West Marine currently has the excellent Garmin 78sc that has a compass, barometer/altimeter and US GS coastal charts including usa and bahamas...for $250. The fact that the price is the same as I...
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