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Sailing System Components for Ockam Systems

Sailing System Components for Ockam Systems

Sailing System Components for Ockam instrument systems The following represents the sailing system components in a typical Ockam System Layout. What it does Sailing System Components in an Ockam sailing system take in sensor readings, calculates new outputs from them and displays these new data items on

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OckamSoft 5 Driver Setup

OckamSoft 5 Driver Setup

How the driver works In order to do driver setup properly, you should know what it does and how it should fit into your data distribution plan. For an overview of the driver functions, see OckamSoft 5 Driver. Setting up driver input Rules of thumb for driver

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OckamSoft 5 Download

OckamSoft 5 Download

OckamSoft 5 Download page Documentation OS5.2 new features (411Kb PDF) Loading charts (474Kb PDF) OS5 Quick start (1,3Mb PDF) Marks and courses (23Kb PDF) OckamSoft 5 manual (1.3Mb PDF) SailPlan™ crossover chart explained (282Kb PDF) OS5driver manual (165Kb PDF) Building your own SailPlan™ crossover chart (1.7Mb PDF)

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OckamSoft 5 Race

OckamSoft 5 Race

OckamSoft 5 Race is the display application for PCs OckamSoft 5 Race, EyeApp and Vysion are the display applications for OckamSoft 5, and use the same code base; Race is adapted for execution on a PC with a user interface (mouse or touch screen); EyeApp is adapted

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OckamSoft 5 Driver

OckamSoft 5 Driver

The OckamSoft 5 driver provides instrument connectivity, database distribution and Remote Coach™ services to all applications on your boat’s network. Input to the driver comes from the instrument system and GPS. Multiple output streams are available to allow multiple applications to access these input streams from the same

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Vysion color graphic display

Vysion color graphic display

The Vysion color graphic display Features Vysion™ is the next generation of graphic displays for instrument systems. It is a processor system designed to drive commercially available marine graphic monitors. By separating the display generator from the monitor, the choice of monitor size, features and ruggedness is

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Ockam system components

Ockam system components

Ockam system components Ockam system components together produce the functions that the system was bought for. T101 processor The T101 processor is the brain of the new Ockam system. It gathers information from various sensors, calculates outputs, and sends data to displays and other data targets. The

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Lee Bow Effect

Lee Bow Effect

The “Lee bow effect”: How to think about True wind and current Most people think that when sailing in current there is a “lee bow effect”; current “striking” the leeward side helps while from the windward side hinders performance. There is also the theory that current “messes

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DeWiggler

DeWiggler

DeWiggler™ is an automated calibration tool The most important mission of an instrument system is correctly reporting wind direction (see Importance of true wind). If lifts or headers occur every time you tack or gibe, there is a problem with your instrument calibration. DeWiggler is the solution

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Importance of True Wind

Importance of True Wind

The importance of true wind in winning The importance of true wind cannot be understated. True Wind is the sailboat’s fuel supply. Of all the functions that an instrument system produces, true wind is the most important for performance, tactics and strategy during racing. Wind direction is

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