{Stus-List} Instruments

Gary Russell captngaryr at gmail.com
Thu Jun 18 17:00:27 EDT 2009


That actually makes some sense.  Without a GPS input, your instrument can
only give you the wind with respect to the water (which is moving).  With a
GPS input it can give you the wind with respect to the ground.
Gary
S/V Expresso

On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 4:50 PM, Robert Mclaughlin <
rmclaughlin2 at earthlink.net> wrote:

>  I was assured it would not, unless you have GPS input.  They label it
> "Ground Wind" for reasons they couldn't explain.  Works great with a GPS
> input.
>
>  Bob
>
> bob.mclaughlin at alumni.duke.edu
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Roger Ware <ware at qed.econ.queensu.ca>
> *To: *cnc-list at cnc-list.com
> *Sent:* 6/18/2009 6:21:24 AM
> *Subject:* Re: {Stus-List} Instruments
>
>  Does anyone know why a Raymarine ST60+ system won’t display a digital
> (true) wind direction? It has the information, so why won’t it give it to
> you? Or perhaps it will and I just haven’t figured it out.
>
>
>
> Thanks, Roger Ware, Kingston, ON
>
>
>
> *From:* cnc-list-bounces at cnc-list.com [mailto:
> cnc-list-bounces at cnc-list.com] *On Behalf Of *Gary Russell
> *Sent:* Wednesday, June 17, 2009 12:49 PM
> *To:* cnc-list at cnc-list.com
> *Subject:* Re: {Stus-List} Instruments
>
>
>
> I'm an NX2 fan.  Won't put Raymarine on my boat ever again.  I've heard of
> a lot of sailors having all sorts of reliability problems with TackTic and
> especially Navman.  My dock neighbor had to replace all of his Navman
> instruments last week.  They were only 2 years old.  ALL the displays had
> failed.  My NX2s are about 8 years old and the only problem I've had was 1
> failed speed transducer ($120.00).  I haven't heard anything bad about B&G
> except the price.
>
>
>
> Gary
>
> S/V Expresso
>
> '75 C&C 35 M k II
>
> On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 11:49 AM, Pete Shelquist <
> Pete.Shelquist at comcast.net> wrote:
>
> Bill –
>
> FWIW, about 5 yrs ago I did a number of distance races on a boat with
> Tacktic.  Every time a storm rolled by all displays would go blank.  The
> owner is a pretty serious racer and the instruments were gone the next
> season.  The boat now has B&G.
>
>
>
> I’m in the same spot you are in looking for instruments and the timing to
> purchase.  Keep us informed on what you’re finding.  The more research I do,
> the more I like Garmin (wind VMG, barometer, tru/apparent wind/boat speed,
> Per Panbo: decent graphics/trends and bright displays, also nmea 2000).
> It’d be nice to know someone that has actually used it.
>
>
>
>
>
> *From:* cnc-list-bounces at cnc-list.com [mailto:
> cnc-list-bounces at cnc-list.com] *On Behalf Of *Dennis C.
> *Sent:* Monday, June 15, 2009 1:48 PM
> *To:* billbina at sbcglobal.net; cnc-list at cnc-list.com
> *Subject:* Re: {Stus-List} Instruments
>
>
>
> I installed a Nexus 2000 (now Comnav NX2) system on Touche' in 1999.
> Replaced the depth transducer (lightning strike?) and the masthead wind
> unit.  Other than that, the instruments have performed well.  The
> multidisplay provides more info than most casual sailors need.  One thing
> the Nexus system provides is wind relative VMG.  That is, velocity made good
> directly upwind or directly downwind.  This differs from "VMG" according to
> a GPS which is really WCV, waypoint closure velocity.  I find VMG very
> valuable for racing.  I'd consider NX2 again if I was replacing.
>
>
>
> I'd also consider NKE instruments.  Have heard good things about them.
> Mauripro Sailing sells both the NX2 and the NKE systems.  A full
> wind/speed/depth system will run you about $2300 for NX2 and about $2500 for
> NKE.
>
>
>
> I've been on several boats with Raymarine instruments.  Other than the bad
> experience with their wheelpilots, I haven't heard much negative on their
> instruments.
>
>
>
> I've installed B&G instruments on a couple boats and they're still working.
>
> Dennis C.
>
> Touche' 35-1 #83
>
> Mandeville, LA
>  ------------------------------
>
> *From:* Bill Bina <billbina at sbcglobal.net>
> *To:* cnc-list at cnc-list.com
> *Sent:* Monday, June 15, 2009 1:24:10 PM
> *Subject:* {Stus-List} Instruments
>
> Well, I think it really is getting to be time to replace all of my
> instruments. The little annoyances are starting to accumulate. I'll most
> likely do it after the season is over, so I've got time to shop and compare.
> I would be replacing wind, depth and speed. Since instruments don't get
> replaced very often, I'd like to try and get this right. The setups I seem
> to see more than most is the Raymarine ST60 stuff. One brand that looks
> interesting, and very different in their approach is Maretron, but I haven't
> heard much of anything about them. They aren't exactly budget priced. I'm
> strictly a cruiser, but I sail in pretty much anything other than
> hurricanes, so I need good, simple, tough, equipment. I do like the idea of
> using combined data to get things such as apparent wind direction and
> apparent wind speed. I'm not crazy about having everything on one screen,
> either. I'd like the wind on a separate display from the speed and depth.
> With Maretron, that gets pretty expensive.
>
> I'm shying away from Garmin, only because they haven't been doing this for
> very long. I've had great luck with their GPS/Plotters. I'm not sure how I
> feel about Tacktick.
>
> Any thoughts?
>
> Bill Bina
>
>
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