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Old 09-04-2012, 11:14 AM   #1
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Barometer location

My barometer is mounted inside the cabin. I took it off and set it out on the back deck. it changed right away.

Could this be from a bad meter or is there a difference between inside and outside?

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Old 09-04-2012, 11:21 AM   #2
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My barometer is mounted inside the cabin. I took it off and set it out on the back deck. it changed right away.

Could this be from a bad meter or is there a difference between inside and outside?

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The reading changed only because it got "tapped" or bumped when you moved it. Unless your cabin is pressurized, the barometer will read the same inside or out.
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:31 AM   #3
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I thought so.

I think the darn thing is on the fritz.

I knew there was a storm coming but it never changed untill I put it on the back deck. So I am sure I bumped it.

Thanks. something else to replace.

What is the best to get.

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the barometer that i have needs a small tap to give a good reading. i think its the same for all i know of
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:39 PM   #5
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I was taught to always give the barometer a tap before you read it. They will generally move and this also gives you an indication if the pressure is rising or falling.
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Ditto.
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:15 PM   #7
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Just spit in the back of it and whomp it a goodun.

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Old 09-05-2012, 06:37 AM   #8
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If you want a barometer to look nautical on a bulkhead , most anything brass looking is fine.

If you want an instrument to show what is happening to make a decision about the weather.

You want a barograph , a recording instrument that is a tool.

www.weems-plath.com/products/classic-barograph/
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If you want a barometer to look nautical on a bulkhead , most anything brass looking is fine.

If you want an instrument to show what is happening to make a decision about the weather.

You want a barograph , a recording instrument that is a tool.

www.weems-plath.com/products/classic-barograph/
It's the trend that's important...whether (no pun intended ) you write it down or the machine.

Some people even remember the numbers because weather and boating often go hand in hand...
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We have two barometers: a Weems & Plath and one made by Oregon Scientific which is electronic. We like the OS system for it displays current pressure plus the last 24 hours in 2 hour increments, temperature (indoor and out), time, date and RH. We have had pretty good luck with Oregon Scientific temperature/pressure systems.
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