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Old 01-24-2015, 10:41 AM   #21
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What brand and model do you have. I read one review that stated the solar powered unit was fine during the day but would not charge the batteries enough to allow the unit to work through the night. Have you had that problem?

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I have an Oregon weather station at my house. It's wireless with solar modules on each sensor. They lasted longer than with batteries alone, but still only a few years. The only sensor that is still operating is the one that is within easy reach where I have replaced the batteries. Success with solar will vary with your geographic region. Anywhere you get cloud cover for more than a few days at a time, you will end up replacing batteries. In New England we can get a month or two with no bright sunny days. In the PNW, whole seasons go by without enough bright sun to keep from replacing batteries. If you are in So Cal or somewhere sunny, results will likely be much better.
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Old 01-24-2015, 12:42 PM   #22
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La cross. It always seemed to be charged. That would depend in boat direction I guess but on my dock pole it always worked.
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Old 01-24-2015, 01:13 PM   #23
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I am too. Has many other features.
Here's one of them.
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You can make a graph for other things too like pitch, roll, true wind, barometric, and tons of other things. Great little device that packs a lot of features.
I really like the graphing capability. Is that part of the unit, or part of the Maretron system?
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I've got a AccuRite that must be 8 or 9 years old, only thing it's needed is batteries about once a year. Being freshwater probably helps and it's simple just temp and humidity in / out and pressure.
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Old 01-24-2015, 02:19 PM   #25
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I really like the graphing capability. Is that part of the unit, or part of the Maretron system?

The maretron display, has nothing to do with the masthead sensor. Also you can make the graph for however many ours / days. It's pretty cool.
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Old 01-24-2015, 02:44 PM   #26
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The maretron display, has nothing to do with the masthead sensor. Also you can make the graph for however many ours / days. It's pretty cool.
Thanks Oliver. Now I have graph envy.
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Old 01-24-2015, 02:46 PM   #27
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Thanks Oliver. Now I have graph envy.

If you get a maretron display it should graph your weather data no problem. The displays I got were like 400 bucks a piece. I think they're a very good value.
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I have an accurite that gives inside and out temp and humidity plus pressure history. I have a handheld Kestrel meter for windspeed and direction
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Ours was $550. Yours has a bunch of extra stuff like GPS, rate accelerometer and a heading compass stuff you don't really need for a weather station.
But that is $550 for just the WSO-100 right? So you still need to buy a display which is another $400-$500?
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But that is $550 for just the WSO-100 right? So you still need to buy a display which is another $400-$500?

Yes assuming you have the N2k backbone, if you don't then that's another 50-60 bucks. It's pays off when you Goto add sensors to in the future and all you have to do is hook up a cable.
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