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12 meter worlds

Congratulations to Victory ‘83 for winning the Modern division at the 12M Worlds. The crew worked hard to get that victory. We have worked with them over many months to refine many points of the instrument system and help develop new training solutions. All that hard work

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Titan XV in action

Here’s a YouTube clip of the new Titan in action… note the Ockam displays at the mast and helm.

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Congratulations to the crew of Velos!!!

Daniel Forster photo from 2009 Rolex Big Boat Series web site A BIG congratulations to Kjeld Hestehave and the crew of Velos on their outstanding performance in class IRC B of the 2009 Rolex Big Boat Series in San Francisco. You can’t get better than 6 first

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Works in progress

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The Politics of Calibration

The story of one boat having calibration problems was recently relayed to us. The crew was having difficulty obtaining reasonable numbers from their instrument system, so they began to “calibrate” the instruments. I used quotes because what they were doing was not actually calibration, but fiddling and

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First Lessons from DeWiggler

We’re entering the second year of public release of DeWiggler, and there is now enough data to make some general conclusions. Probably the single most important conclusion gleaned from the data analysis concerns the compass. The first half of the DeWiggler tests calibrate the boat speed (Vs)

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An old [sea] dog learns new tricks

I just received an email from Kjeld Hesthave, the owner of the Tanton 73 “Velos”, regarding the 2008 Pacific Cup (the “fun race” to Hawaii). He was letting me know of their 2nd place finish in class F (big boats), with a 13th place overall. The great

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KWRW 2009 Results

Here are the final KWRW 2009 results for those boats known to have Ockam instrument systems: Swan 42: 1. Vitesse, Jon Halbert 2. Arethusa, Phil Lotz 3. Celeritas, Malcolm Gefter PHRF 1: 1. Primal Scream, Steven Stollman PHRF 2: 2. RUSH, Bill Sweetster Congratulations to the owners

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Key West Race Week 2009

It looks like this edition of the Key West Race Week will be a little down-scaled, with about half the usual entries. This doesn’t mean our support will be lacking, however. At least three of our dealers, Custom Offshore, Intrepid Marine Electronics, and Roell Marine Instruments will

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Maretron Compass Calibration

Our current favorite compass for use with the Ockam system is the Maretron SSC200. It is a 3-axis turn-stabilized electronic compass, and is relatively inexpensive. It is also widely available, so it can be obtained fairly easily (including through our Web Store). It can also be calibrated

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