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Old 02-05-2016, 03:22 PM   #61
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For looks and working with no blown fuses the old style barograph cant be beat.

If anyone is interested I will part with mine for $175 plus shipping,

You will have a paper record to show "how low did it go?" when the hurricane went by!

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Seems like a monumental leap backwards! No scrolls and pen barometers on my boat! This seems to me like carrying a sextant onboard nowadays for coastal and inland celestial navigation. It still works, but there are much better and easier ways to obtain the information needed.
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Old 02-05-2016, 04:08 PM   #62
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Seems like a monumental leap backwards! No scrolls and pen barometers on my boat! This seems to me like carrying a sextant onboard nowadays for coastal and inland celestial navigation. It still works, but there are much better and easier ways to obtain the information needed.
Sorry but I don't agree with you. Not only the atmospheric pressure is important. The speed of the atmospheric pressure drop is an essential element. If it would drop quickly, be sure a strong wind is coming soon. How would one really measure the speed of a pressure drop without a - paper or digital - graph ?
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Sorry but I don't agree with you. Not only the atmospheric pressure is important. The speed of the atmospheric pressure drop is an essential element. If it would drop quickly, be sure a strong wind is coming soon. How would one really measure the speed of a pressure drop without a - paper or digital - graph ?
Most halfway compete weather stations have a bar graph, see the pix Dave and I posted of our LaCrosse units. Having something more complex is nice if you are a historian. Either way you have to be giving it almost your full attention. Yes I have been known to let out some more scope after checking it and the weather radar
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Old 02-05-2016, 05:27 PM   #64
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Sorry but I don't agree with you. Not only the atmospheric pressure is important. The speed of the atmospheric pressure drop is an essential element. If it would drop quickly, be sure a strong wind is coming soon. How would one really measure the speed of a pressure drop without a - paper or digital - graph ?
Look at the upper left corner of my digital wx station....a digital barometric bar graph.

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Old 02-05-2016, 05:56 PM   #65
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Most halfway compete weather stations have a bar graph, see the pix Dave and I posted of our LaCrosse units. Having something more complex is nice if you are a historian. Either way you have to be giving it almost your full attention. Yes I have been known to let out some more scope after checking it and the weather radar
No full attention needed. Mine aboard has an alarm what rings when atmospheric pressure is dropping faster than 2 mb in 1 hour. (Easy to setup the mb drop from 0.5 to 3 mb / 1 hour).
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at sea is one thing...but if you can get cel or internet....seeing what weather you are about to get is easy and probably way more accurate.


I like on board weather stations for a few things...but yet to cross a body of water in a rec boat where outside weather wasn't available some way.


Kinda like a sextant...nice to practice with but for fixes I usually back my EP with GPS.
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"It still works, but there are much better and easier ways to obtain the information needed. "

Electric toys are great fun, but a winding key dies far slower than any battery , and the White Smoke of death never comes out of a spring..

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Ambient Weather Ws-2095 Wireless Home Weather Station is the one I fitted to the boat.

Transmission range o.k originally but now sucks. Did originally work for a trip then it will not transmit to the bridge through the bimini top and flybridge deck to the bridge below 12ft. I can re-sync by taking it to the flybridge. So have now given up and bought a inspeed aneometer $85 more interested in w/s than angle, this is a hard wired unit. Along with the siftwarer, will put up w/s on my laptop. Hopefully more reliable. Wind direction....I can see out of the bridge and decide that.
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If no internet, I found that radar combined with the weather station was all I really needed. The satellite weather services like Sirius are a great addition, never did get around to installing it.
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Old 02-08-2016, 07:35 AM   #73
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If the boat has a mast of any sort the easiest wind indicator is a "nighthawk".

This is a pennant about 2 or 3 inches wide of light spinnaker material 5 to 8 ft long.

Its too long to flap and make noise but can be seen at a glance even on dark nights.

Googled to get a picture but google failed after multiple attempts. Sorry.
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If the boat has a mast of any sort the easiest wind indicator is a "nighthawk".

This is a pennant about 2 or 3 inches wide of light spinnaker material 5 to 8 ft long.
Sailors call it a telltale or tattletale to show where the sail is luffing.

You can also get a weather dog. If the dog comes back in and is wet, it's raining outside. In my case, if the dog won't go out, it's raining outside
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FF still wanna sell the barograph?
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I have the Airmar 150 weather monitor that provides information on true and apparent winds. The information is displayed on my Maretron panel, on the Coastal Explorer display and on a Furuno Fi 50 display. There seems to be a malfunction with the measurement of barometric pressure. Not sure if it's a spider web up there or whether the sensor is pooched.


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This one is very useful and not messy, about 7 years in use.
Not sure if it is in the market today
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This looks interesting for those with a PC or laptop on board.
https://www.weathershack.com/product...n-nm150wx.html
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I think this applies to you:

26708. (a) (1) ... (2) A person shall not drive any ..... vehicle with any object or material placed, displayed, installed, affixed, or applied in or upon the vehicle that obstructs or reduces the driver's clear view through the windshield or side windows.


from the California Vehicle code.
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