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Search: Posts Made By: deandavis1
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-08-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 2,077
Posted By deandavis1
iPad Plan2Nav by Jeppesen

As a long time user of Navionics I came across the free iPad app Plan2Nav by Jeppesen. It has lots of potential but seem to be very buggy for me. I've noticed the:

1. It tends to crash.
2. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-07-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 4,319
Posted By deandavis1
Thanks Mike. I'm guessing you have a...

Thanks Mike.

I'm guessing you have a heading sensor as well to get the overlay?
Excuse my ignorance but what do you mean by "Nexus network through Actisense"? Is this a N2K to USB thing?
What...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-06-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 4,319
Posted By deandavis1
Thanks Matt, After giving it a lot of thought...

Thanks Matt, After giving it a lot of thought and research I have decided to hold off once again on Radar this year. I think it is more likely that Lowrance will come up with an interesting MFD to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-01-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 4,319
Posted By deandavis1
Radar and MFD, Broadband Vs Raymarine

Navico's broadband radar (3G) looks like a great technology. I'm wondering if any members have views on any of the following:

1. For a low coast solution the HDS5 seems like a good entry level...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-29-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 12,839
Posted By deandavis1
Here is an update a year after my initial post...

Here is an update a year after my initial post and after having the yacht for a year and about 8,000 km sailing.

1. The iPad as a chart plotter with navionics has been the best purchase ever. ...
Forum: Diesel 09-23-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 957
Posted By deandavis1
Thanks I will test in on land before installing...

Thanks I will test in on land before installing anything. I have also been looking for diy instructions for a wet exhaust but not found much.

I read with interest someone mention just pumping...
Forum: Diesel 09-23-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 957
Posted By deandavis1
Exhausting a diesel generator

Hello. I wonder if anyone has ever ran an exhaust system from the muffler of a portable generator through the hull to make it semi fixed.

I have a portable diesel generator that works well and a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-26-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 12,839
Posted By deandavis1
Thanks for everyone's reply. I picked up an iPad...

Thanks for everyone's reply. I picked up an iPad today. Haven't had time to play with it because of install on the autopilot. I should have said that most of my sailing will be on the east coast...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-24-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 12,839
Posted By deandavis1
Chartplotter Vs Ipad Vs PC

While I would love radar for now I cant afford it so I'm looking at my chartplotter options. I already own a PC and have a USB GPS head, but from what I can see the best option is to buy an iPad...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-19-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 844
Posted By deandavis1
Thanks Cormeum. re point 2, If I have worked...

Thanks Cormeum.

re point 2, If I have worked out my centroid is 'a' high and my boom is 'b' height and 'c' long, can you point me in the right direction on google to work out the weight needed.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-18-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 844
Posted By deandavis1
Stability tests. Any engineers or mathematician here?

Hello,

I want to do a practical stability test myself. This is required for survey in NSW Australia. The test is relatively easy but I need some help with calculations (and maybe advice).

I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-27-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 10,279
Posted By deandavis1
any opinion on this one? Solar Controller...

any opinion on this one?

Solar Controller Pro PWM LCD 100V 12V 60A SCC-XXX - eBay, Regulators, Solar, Electronics. (end time 01-Jul-10 16:09:38 AEST)...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-27-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,667
Posted By deandavis1
the commission yard is about to drill mine...

the commission yard is about to drill mine through tomorrow morning. It is going through the same way as per your picture. now I am concerned.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-26-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 10,279
Posted By deandavis1
Thanks Sailingdog. Outback controllers seem to be...

Thanks Sailingdog. Outback controllers seem to be around $1000 which is pretty pricey, but I have researched MPPT after your comments and see what you are saying.

When you say handle wind and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-26-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 10,279
Posted By deandavis1
well typing my first message on Sailnet from the...

well typing my first message on Sailnet from the new yacht. Very exciting, and everything is working well. All the lighting is LED, and while it is still docked for the next few days (until...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-25-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 10,279
Posted By deandavis1
There is a built in battery monitor at the nav...

There is a built in battery monitor at the nav table but i dont know how good it is. What do you use?
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-25-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 10,279
Posted By deandavis1
Sorry i made a typo and meant to say 2 x 200W...

Sorry i made a typo and meant to say 2 x 200W solar cells (ie 400W total)... my bad.

The boat is a Jeanneau 45DS. It has just arrived and I take possession of it on Tuesday. My power estimations...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-25-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By deandavis1
Fuel Cell

I could not find any discussion on this here and thought it would be a topic in its own right.

Has anyone had any experience or opinion on fuel cell technology to charge batteries?

Here is a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-25-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 10,279
Posted By deandavis1
Thanks everyone for your reply. > Brain -...

Thanks everyone for your reply.

> Brain - "You can power a shorepower charger with the generator if you have one. The dc tap on a generator is low output as you posted."

This was what I was...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-24-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 10,279
Posted By deandavis1
Charging batteries Alternator Vs Generator

Hello,

I'm trying to research the best way to charge my house batteries (in addition to my solar system).

Am I right in saying that my engine alternator produces about 80amp while a portable...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-19-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 594
Posted By deandavis1
Garmin Autopilot for sail

Has anyone heard of any Garmin autopilot unit that might be suitable for sailing conditions and yachts without hydraulic steering?

I heard they MIGHT be working on this?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-13-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 2,336
Posted By deandavis1
Thanks for your replies. The following hopefully...

Thanks for your replies. The following hopefully answers your questions. Firstly let me say that my background is in electrical and electronics but not in a marine environment. Hence the research...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-12-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By deandavis1
Inflatable tender for the Whitsundays

Does anyone have any suggests for the best type of inflatable tender to use in the Whitsundays area? Someone told me once that a lot of the areas you can pull up onto are hard and sharp. Its for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-12-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 690
Posted By deandavis1
thank you.

thank you.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-12-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 690
Posted By deandavis1
Depth transducer

I have to buy a transducer (depth, speed, temp). I'm going to buy a DST800 which can come in plastic, bronze or stainless. The boat is fiberglass.

I have read not to use plastic on a timber boat...
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