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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-04-2010
Replies: 104
Views: 39,258
Posted By tackdriver
Changing depth units in SeaClear

The depth units in SeaClear are set in the chart calibration tool. If you have charts that are in feet, but want the depth to show from a connected NMEA device in metres, then you'll have to open...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-19-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 2,777
Posted By tackdriver
Replacing my x-5 drive with a linear drive

Hi all,
I have some more news about this product, and I need some advice on my plan to rig up a linear drive to the X-5 controller.

First, the X-5 product. I have had two wheel drive units fail,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-15-2009
Replies: 50
Views: 24,378
Posted By tackdriver
I've got the x-5 and it is not strong. I've...

I've got the x-5 and it is not strong. I've wrecked two gearboxes on it in 4 months. The software is great, and I have no complaints about that part of it, but the drive does NOT handle the quoted...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-14-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 4,659
Posted By tackdriver
This is an old post, but I can't find many people...

This is an old post, but I can't find many people (suckers) like me who installed the crap that is the x-5.

I need to expand a little on that. The software is great. Everything they say about...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-18-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 3,066
Posted By tackdriver
Did you go ahead

I have the Corinthian series from about 15(?) years ago, and I need to replace one. I can't find anyone online who sells them. Did you go ahead with the install? Where did you get the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-16-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 9,088
Posted By tackdriver
Boats are pricey down under

Nope. There are no boat bargains in Australia. Check out "boatpoint dot com dot au" which is the local aggregator of online boat sales.

Everywhere else in the world is cheaper.

I wasn't going...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-15-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 9,088
Posted By tackdriver
What happened?

Hey - I see this was last year, did you go? I'm thinking around the same kind of plan, but probably stuck with being there July-Sept, so it looks like I'll be heading North!
Still trying to work...
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