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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-30-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By SinbadOz
Re: Garmin 72H max. speed calc

Bummer - that means I'll never be eligible to claim the bottle of red as my max. speed reading will not be calculated as an average over 10 seconds!

Thanks anyway
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-29-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By SinbadOz
Garmin 72H max. speed calc

The Viper 640 fleet I sail with give a prize (bottle of nice red) each race to the boat with the highest max. speed - but that max. must be the average over a 10 second duration rather than the...
Forum: Electronics   04-17-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 6,333
Posted By SinbadOz
Re: Garmin GPS 72H and VMG?

The 72H I just bought is running v2.6 - but I haven't been on the water with it yet. The one I have used whilst sailing (another skipper's) is a couple of years old, so expect its software is an...
Forum: Electronics   04-16-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 6,333
Posted By SinbadOz
Re: Garmin GPS 72H and VMG?

Steve

I too gave up on Garmin Support :(- the solution came by pure chance from another skipper with a 72H!

Several of the round-the-bouys courses we sail use at least one mark several times -...
Forum: Electronics   04-13-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 6,333
Posted By SinbadOz
Re: Garmin GPS 72H and VMG?

I just discovered an easy method for creating the far away waypoint (as discussed in this thread) on my new Garmin 72H to assist in seeing VMG to windward.

The 72H has a neat feature under...
Forum: Electronics   04-13-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,178
Posted By SinbadOz
Re: Garmin hand held marine units

If only! I have read that elsewhere, but...

I've registered my new GPS with Garmin, but despite searching every option in myGarmin, can find no reference to or facility to freely download a...
Forum: Electronics   04-11-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,178
Posted By SinbadOz
Re: Garmin hand held marine units

I bought a brand new Garmin 72H last Saturday (from an authorised reseller rather than from Garmin itself), and all that was in the box was the GPS unit, a wrist strap, a Quick Start Guide (hard...
Forum: Electronics   04-10-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,178
Posted By SinbadOz
Re: Garmin hand held marine units

I've just bought a 72H unit, so would appreciate the link you're offering (Ditto the junior member limitation).

Cheers
Forum: Electronics   04-10-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 6,333
Posted By SinbadOz
Re: Garmin GPS 72H and VMG?

Stu

Instead of doing that time-consuming task I hope to upload all required waypoints and routes from my PC once I get a copy of the data from a friend who already has them on file (or upload them...
Forum: Electronics   04-09-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 6,333
Posted By SinbadOz
Re: Garmin GPS 72H and VMG?

Thanks guys - it's becoming clearer.

As mentioned I sail on a Viper 640 sports boat (really a 21ft open transom dinghy but with a 120kg bulb keel) where all three on board have their hands full,...
Forum: Electronics   04-08-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 6,333
Posted By SinbadOz
Re: Garmin GPS 72H and VMG?

Hi Danielt63

I was wondering about that, as I now sail on a Viper 640 sports boat, in which we do both round-the-bouys club racing as well as a series of back-to-back windward/leeward short course...
Forum: Electronics   04-08-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 6,333
Posted By SinbadOz
Re: Garmin GPS 72H and VMG?

I came across this thread as I too am trying to understand how to get accurate VMG on a 72H (using far, far away point) whilst still seeing info about next waypoint on the course.:confused: (I've...
Forum: Racing   04-19-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,884
Posted By SinbadOz
Its a one-of-a-kind 25ft aluminium planing...

Its a one-of-a-kind 25ft aluminium planing keelboat built by the owner of a fishing boat manufacturer in Albany on south coast of Western Australia for his own use. I believe the boat was loosely...
Forum: Racing   04-19-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,884
Posted By SinbadOz
Nice try Gary :laugher. I might consider using...

Nice try Gary :laugher. I might consider using that line myself one day!! Will it work on a skipper looking for crew?
Forum: Racing   04-15-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,884
Posted By SinbadOz
Thanks all for the advice. I'll check out the...

Thanks all for the advice. I'll check out the North U resources.

To be perfectly honest, my heart rate goes up about 100 clicks when the kite comes out of the cabin - whether I'm working the bow...
Forum: Racing   04-13-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,884
Posted By SinbadOz
Guides to Helming with Spinnaker ?

I've been sailing for about 6 years now and over that time have progressed to helming someone else's 25ft aluminium keelboat designed purely for racing (= light with no cabin comforts, so is twitchy...
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