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Old 02-09-2016, 11:02 AM   #81
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What can I say? I like redundancy but I'm cheap! Works for me.
That's awesome! BTW, what wheel pilot is that? Is it functional?

Mine is a Raymarine
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Old 02-09-2016, 09:18 PM   #82
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Al:

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.
koliver, it's not as bad when standing or sitting at the helm. Here's a panorama shot from underway today.



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That's awesome! BTW, what wheel pilot is that? Is it functional?

Mine is a Raymarine
It's a Simrad WP5000. It works great! If it failed Monday, I'd be shopping for a new one on Tuesday.
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Old 02-09-2016, 11:09 PM   #83
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Al:

I knew you have a sense of humour.
My view is a little better (only a little, not a lot).

But: I recently bought a car in Ca, mounted my GPS on the windshield (the only possible location) and immediately had my next door neighbour advise me to remove it or risk getting a ticket for obstructing my view. Hence my familiarity with the Ca Code.
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Old 02-09-2016, 11:47 PM   #84
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You're absolutely right about the DMV vehicle code. Shortly after I learned of it, I asked a cop and he said it's not often enforced. Of course, that doesn't mean you can't get a ticket. I've been using a similar windshield mount for my Samsung Note8. I run Google Maps on it. Never had a problem from LEOs with mine.
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Didn't say I removed mine.

I looked it all up and informed my neighbour that there is an exception for GPS, so long as it doesn't obstruct the view too much.

Up to the LEO to decide to pull you over first, which isn't likely, then to notice the GPS, then to get angry with you... not likely to ever be a problem.
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Last month, my wind indicator died, rendering my wx station from this post pretty much useless.

I forgot about this thread and went ahead and ordered a new wx station from Amazon for $66 on Monday and it arrived at my door on Tuesday! As it turns out, it's the same model many on this thread use.



https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The mount for the sensor is very simple and easily adapted for marine use. Mine fits perfectly on my radar mast cross-member and looks like it belongs there. It lacks wind direction, but that is not important to me since I have a windsock! It also lacks a rain sensor which is a positive to me since I don't need or want that data.
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