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Graphical Sailing Displays

Graphical Sailing Displays

Graphical sailing displays provide more information faster than numbers Classical sailing instruments use numeric displays to provide those vital readouts that are necessary for sailing effectively. With the advent of affordable color graphics, that is changing. Instead of a screen-full of numbers, your current situation can be

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True wind

True wind

True wind speed and direction are the drivers of your boat The wind you feel onboard a moving boat is a combination of true wind and boatspeed (the apparent wind). By solving the wind triangle, true wind speed and angle is obtained from the measured apparent wind,

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Sailing Wind statistics

Sailing Wind statistics

Sailing Wind statistics let you know whether or not to tack on a shift Sailing Wind statistics provide information about shift size and length. Sometimes you have to tack, and sometimes you want to gain from a shift (see Tacking). When you tack, you lose distance to

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Real world sailing

Real world sailing

Real world sailing has issues to be dealt with Real world sailing is complex. Leaving aside all the things that can go wrong with the boat and crew, the environment (wind, waves and current) and the tactical situation (where the marks and enemies are) could be subjects

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Sailboat Instrument Control

Sailboat Instrument Control

How to do Instrument Control on Ockam Sailboat Instrument control commands modify the way the Ockam system operates. Control commands are entered via the Ockam bus, sourced from: Displays. RS-232 interface (out of a PC). Lynx keyfob controller. EyeApp. The classes of commands for Sailboat Instrument Control

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Sailing Instrument Functions

Sailing Instrument Functions

Sailing Instrument Functions are their reason for being Sailing Instrument functions are the system outputs like boatspeed and wind direction. These are the things you buy an instrument system for. The hardware is only the means for obtaining them. Of course, the better the hardware, the better the

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Sailing with Remote Coach

Sailing with Remote Coach

Remote Coach™ Remote Coach, when enabled by you, extends your connectivity off the boat to allow various experts access to your data in real-time. Experts are available for troubleshooting your system, remote setup, updating software and calibration. This technology allows you real-time access to sailing experts. Troubleshooting of your

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Sailing situational awareness

Sailing situational awareness

Sailing Situational Awareness Sailing Situational Awareness is changing as sailing software systems develop. Classical sailing instruments use numeric displays to provide those vital readouts that are necessary for sailing effectively. But with the advent of waterproof sunlight readable color graphics, that is changing. Instead of a screen-full

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Calibration Functions

The Ockam system calibration functions display the current values of the corrections being applied to the system functions. Read the Overview. True wind correction This is a calibration that adds or subtracts from the magnitude of the true wind angle. If the true wind angle is too

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Status Functions

The status functions aid in troubleshooting problems with the system. Configuration (tag ‘Z’) Shows which interfaces are currently communicating with the processor, and therefore, which functions can be calculated and displayed (see Configuration). Errors (tag ‘z’) As the processor does its calculations, it occasionally finds out things

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