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Onboard networking

Onboard networking

More and more applications and hardware on boats can take advantage of real-time internet access. Having a live connection underway provides many advantages that will translate into increased success and safety. Here we will discuss why and how to have networking on your boat. Why bother with

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Registering OckamSoft

This post goes into the details on how to do registering of OckamSoft 5. Step 1; Download OS5 OckamSoft 5 is a Windows application. Visit the download page, download OckamSoft 5 and install it. It consists of several components; Registered applications. These apps run in demo mode

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Set Starting Line

Set Starting Line

How to accurately Set Starting Line Getting a good start is very important for winning races. A good start lets you pop out of the crowd into free air, and be free to choose the direction to go. The most important item for a good start is

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Determining Shear

Determining Shear

Wind shear is always present. Determining how much there is will improve sail trim and performance, and offer a clue about future wind shifts. Determining shear is best done by tacking upwind in full racing mode. Shear is half the sum of true wind angle on the

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Approaching the Mark

Approaching the Mark

Be on starboard at the mark Approaching the mark on port means having to give way to everybody else on starboard. You have to turn 90 degrees further, which is very bad for boatspeed. Full speed at the mark Rounding a mark at less than full speed

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Buying Ockams

Ockam Instruments are available through a variety of channels. Choosing the appropriate channel depends on the customer’s requirements. We are happy to sell directly to customers, either through our web store, or direct from the factory. However, direct sales are best suited to those who know exactly

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Selecting graphical displays

Selecting graphical displays

Things to consider when selecting graphical displays Graphical displays provide a complete solution for determining your current situation at a glance (see Graphical Displays). There are many ways to display graphics, varying widely in features and cost. Smartphones and tablets These devices are inexpensive ($ hundreds), have

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OckamSoft 5 Videos

OckamSoft 5 Videos

OckamSoft 5 training videos Demos LogScanner RaceCam LogScanner is a post-race analysis tool that works with almost any instrument system. An important feature is its ability to synchronize videos with the log, letting you find out more about what caused any mistakes you find. Learn more… The

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How to set up Expedition

How to set up Expedition

In many cases Expedition requires separate feeds for instrument and GPS data because the instruments do not provide position. In the case of Ockam, both instrument and position are available on a single feed, simplifying the hookup. Connecting Expedition by serial port Most systems only have serial

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How to Shoot the Finish

How to Shoot the Finish

Shooting the finish gains you 3 boatlengths When you shoot the finish, you turning all your boatspeed into Vmg, thus crossing sooner than you otherwise would. This is not trivial; it can gain you about 3 boatlengths on the other guy. With a little practice, you can

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