Heading and everything - Page 2 - SailNet Community
 10Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 16 Old 06-08-2019 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
davidpm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Madison
Posts: 5,092
Thanks: 530
Thanked 91 Times in 81 Posts
Rep Power: 13
 
Re: Heading and everything

Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkofSeaLife View Post
XTE. Cross track Error. Dies it have that?

My handheld Garmin Cx76 us dying and I need a replacement.
I believe xte is only on the older models.

This one has Off Course and to course

Not sure how they compare to XTE.
MarkofSeaLife likes this.

The lesson from the Icarus story is not about human failing.
It is a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
If you have an engineering problem solve it.
davidpm is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 16 Old 06-08-2019
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: The Bahamas
Posts: 4,015
Thanks: 3
Thanked 149 Times in 147 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Off course is xte
tempest likes this.
RegisteredUser is online now  
post #13 of 16 Old 06-08-2019 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
davidpm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Madison
Posts: 5,092
Thanks: 530
Thanked 91 Times in 81 Posts
Rep Power: 13
 
Re: Heading and everything

Quote:
Originally Posted by outbound View Post
What model handheld Garmin is best for sailing in international waters?
The best I can tell you have to purchase the appropriate charts. Mine is a chip.

Pretty sure any unit will work as long as it is compatible with the chart you need.

I found researching it a real pita.

The lesson from the Icarus story is not about human failing.
It is a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
If you have an engineering problem solve it.
davidpm is offline  
 
post #14 of 16 Old 06-13-2019
Member
 
Cassidy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Bay of Islands New Zealand
Posts: 74
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 1
 
Re: Heading and everything

Quote:
Originally Posted by outbound View Post
What model handheld Garmin is best for sailing in international waters?
I have a Map76 but to be honest the detail is small, the menus are not intuitive and consequently I hardly use it. Also, you have to buy charts for each area and the areas are not that extensive so I keep it on board but as a backup.

My go-to for voyaging is an old Garmin GPS76 (later ones are called GPS72). The reason I like it is because when I ďgo toĒ a waypoint, there is a screen that has an arrow pointing at the waypoint and for me, there is nothing simpler than that. XTE and off-course, yeah, OK, but that arrow and ďdistance-to-nextĒ tells my exact proximity to the target. And these days, good used ones are cheap as chips, I have 4 on board .

For pilotage, nothing better than my iPad Pro and Navionics. Up-to-date charts all the time, easy to use and a quarter of the cost of a similar sized plotter. Unless of course you want to run radar and AIS and a microwave timer for your breakfast and all that other stuff on a plotter. I donít.
Cassidy is offline  
post #15 of 16 Old 06-13-2019
Senior Member
 
outbound's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: NE & Windwards
Posts: 6,567
Thanks: 139
Thanked 198 Times in 188 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Re: Heading and everything

Agree really like my iPad and navionics.still the RM runs the boat. AP requires its input to function. Not happy with any of the freestanding APs. Suppose could run on the hydrovane and the iPad but inter island or coastal thatís just too much of a PIA.
Know there was a prior thread were many were saying they run just on tablets with no chart plotters. Donít see it as a comfortable way to go for the cruising couple or single hander. Pretty dependent on the AP, and AIS/radar warning zones. Maybe a secure LAN with devices talking to each other wirelessly will make tablets and no plotter the norm but itís just not there yet. Even wireless awa is problematic. Donít know of any wireless rudder angle indicators.

s/v Hippocampus
Outbound 46
outbound is online now  
post #16 of 16 Old 06-13-2019
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: The Bahamas
Posts: 4,015
Thanks: 3
Thanked 149 Times in 147 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Re: Heading and everything

My ap is independent...cpt, and i love it.
I see tablets/pads being used even more in the future.
Too easy, waaay less cost, have backups, truly mobile on the boat
Just makes sense
RegisteredUser is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome