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Old 11-19-2014, 07:14 PM   #81
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I like it, have used it while underway and while anchored without any problems. I've been waked and didn't loose the signal, I'am sure if I took a large wake on the beam it would be lost momentarily, a tows wake while anchored didn't cause any problem. I like the price and the fact that I can pay DirecTv $5.00 for another receiver and keep it on the boat. The set up is easy make sure it's plumb, 12v for power and the control is on a flat 6 conductor telephone type cable. You find the satellite the 1st time, set the elevation (there is a website for this) point the dish in the general direction and lock it to the shaft. Then use the control to bump the rotation left or right till you have the best signal, push 2 buttons on the control simultaneously and it's set. After that all you have to do is power it on and push the find button and it will find and follow the satellite. On a fast boat making quick sharp maneuvers it may not react fast enough but I've never had that problem, it stayed on the satellite thru all the maneuvering into the marina and backing into the slip until it was blocked by the roof. During the set up I slid the boat out of the slip far enough to acquire the signal and snugged up the dock lines so the boat wasn't getting moved by the waves or what current may of bothered it. This way I was able to get a signal in the high 90% range, I reset the elevation again at this time to maximize the signal. If I remember the directions correctly every 60 miles that you move north or south the elevation needs to be adjusted. I had to do this last year and all it takes is to it the find button and loosen the lock bolt and raise or lower the dish to maximize the signal, took me 10 minutes or so by myself with help (someone watching the screen) would of been maybe 5 minutes.
HMMMM... Sounds interesting. Can you get Netflix movies? We're avid movie watchers just before bed. Disk outlets are disappearing quicker than popcorn at a movie theater! We used to bring bag full of good movies with us for each boat outing. I see that coming to an end. Fed Chair, Alan Greenspan's correctly descriptive coined term "Creative Destruction" strikes again!
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Old 11-19-2014, 08:16 PM   #82
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Old 11-19-2014, 09:39 PM   #83
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Perhaps a little overkill for a 42' boat, but I like to know where I'm going.
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Old 11-19-2014, 09:49 PM   #84
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Wow you have to start a thread and walk us through all that
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Old 11-19-2014, 10:27 PM   #85
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Tonic, seems you need a bridge crew of three.
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Old 11-19-2014, 10:31 PM   #86
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Wow you have to start a thread and walk us through all that
Ummm, sorry, but I thought it would be obvious I was kidding. 'Twas a random image from the intertubes (with small lettering added). My just slightly more humble, actual helm...
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Tonic, that's much more practical.
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Old 11-19-2014, 11:40 PM   #88
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HMMMM... Sounds interesting. Can you get Netflix movies? We're avid movie watchers just before bed. Disk outlets are disappearing quicker than popcorn at a movie theater! We used to bring bag full of good movies with us for each boat outing. I see that coming to an end. Fed Chair, Alan Greenspan's correctly descriptive coined term "Creative Destruction" strikes again!

No, I get showtime, HBO and some other movie channels, or I can buy movies from a list of more current ones. I like TCM the old movies have a plot not just explosions and car wrecks.
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Well, I've not got the boat yet, waiting on survey, but judging condition of boat, unless there is a hidden surprise, everything should be o.k.
In the meantime, I've set aside a Lowrance HDS-12 for the command bridge, and
an HDS-9 for the cabin helm. I figure more time spent at the Bridge deck than in the cabin, so put the big unit up top. Radar figures in there too. On the newest models of Lowrance GPS/RADAR/GPS, everything overlays seamlessly.Can't ask for more than that. It should be noted that Simrad owns Lowrance, so some of the best radar technology has been produced by them...
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Old 11-20-2014, 03:32 AM   #90
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Perhaps a little overkill for a 42' boat, but I like to know where I'm going.
42 feet... wide?

Some of these superyacht bridges are just bananas. I don't even know what all of that stuff does! It reminds me of the Monty Python hospital sketch, where they wheel in all of the machines (including the one that goes PING!) for no reason, other than to look impressive.

I work on a 730 foot cargo ship, and our stuff is light years behind yachts. The monitor we use for the chart plotter is fuzzy, and it's got duct tape holding it to the coffee stained formica countertop that serves as an entirely too small paperwork station. My autopilot is a 30 lb chunk of lead with a lever and a knob, and there are 4 switches to to turn it on or off. the pilothouse rattles and squeaks, and I have to pee out the door. The most important piece of equipment here is the coffee pot. Oh, and don't turn the big radar up past the two mile scale, because it makes the TV cut out in the galley.
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Beautiful boat and beautiful helm. I love those GH47's. Out of curiosity, how did you get in to Indiana or do you keep it in Florida?

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We thought you upgraded the helm and had not built the new boat around it
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Old 11-20-2014, 09:17 AM   #94
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42 feet... wide?

Some of these superyacht bridges are just bananas. I don't even know what all of that stuff does! It reminds me of the Monty Python hospital sketch, where they wheel in all of the machines (including the one that goes PING!) for no reason, other than to look impressive.

I work on a 730 foot cargo ship, and our stuff is light years behind yachts. The monitor we use for the chart plotter is fuzzy, and it's got duct tape holding it to the coffee stained formica countertop that serves as an entirely too small paperwork station. My autopilot is a 30 lb chunk of lead with a lever and a knob, and there are 4 switches to to turn it on or off. the pilothouse rattles and squeaks, and I have to pee out the door. The most important piece of equipment here is the coffee pot. Oh, and don't turn the big radar up past the two mile scale, because it makes the TV cut out in the galley.
That is funny!

Being brought up on boats in 1950' and 60's with a dad who was well trained navigator as a pilot from RCAF (before U.S. entered war WWII) and U.S. Navy thereafter... we ran all over New England Coast off shore with no land in sight. Our tools were paper chart, knowing tide flow and current speeds, compass, watch, time trials that had firmly established boat's rpm to speed traveled, depth sounder, and celestial bodies. He was damn accurate, often exactly hitting our mark; I learned a lot! We were intrigued with Loran when it became easily available to the pleasure boating market. Used it as backup/check-up regarding our other plotting sequences - nothing more, nothing less.
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Ours doubles as a spot to listen to some tunes!
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And to eat oysters.....then spit them out again when you realize that you are not so keen on them!!
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Old 11-26-2014, 11:18 AM   #100
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And to eat oysters.....then spit them out again when you realize that you are not so keen on them!!
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Those picts are classic! We have 5 grand kids ranging from < one month age to 14 yrs on Christmas Day. 3 girls, 2 boys. Been there in recent times... similar to your girls oyster reaction. Best learning/fun ever! - LOL


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When I was about the age of your older girl, on board a boat in power squadron raft up, I bit into anchovy on cracker with cheese... To transom I ran with much spittle to ensue and nearly a vomit occur. Wasn't till I hit my 40's that I again tried that delicacy. Now I love them as a side with pizza. Most think I'm nuts! Well... they are correct to a certain extent; but, not for reason of enjoying anchovies.

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