It turns out the last cable that I could not trace could not be traced because it didn’t go anywhere. Anyone with the older Raymarine/Autohelm gear can tell you that instrument displays like the VMG have a triangle of connections
I decided that I’d like the site favicon for this blog to be the silhouette of Blue Opal. The creation process was: grab the image from Sailboat Data that shows the profile view, set it as a locked layer in
Went down to the club today, and out to Blue Opal, with a few goals in mind: document her data network, get the lift pump for the Webasto to prime, put a screw in next to the radio to stop
Part of today was spent investigating the boat data network to find out what went where, and then draw a pretty picture. As the photos show, I was mostly successful – there’s a single SeaTalk1 cable in the helm console
The ShipModul is happily chatting with iNavX on my iPad. Operation success! It turns out that a few of the Raymarine instruments had NMEA 183 outputs that I could have wired to the NavTex, but that wouldn’t have sorted out
Well, Aslana is no longer mine (and I’m no longer a fleet admiral). A guy at work who is getting in to sailing in Ireland asked to look at her, we went for a test sail, and we shook hands.