DAME Awards 2010, part 1

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

7 Responses

  1. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    I remembered that this is not the first bird poop product mentioned on Panbo:

  2. norse says:

    I don’t see the CMI compass on the Autonautic Instrumental website
    There is a YouTube “video” (more like an audio with subtitles) here
    I think what it does is compare the compass, GPS-compass, and gyro-compass readings, together with GPS position and variation calculated from that, to give you your precise deviation table and true heading.

  3. Mark says:

    The CMI compass website is http://www.cmicompass.com/en/

  4. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Incidentally, I’m not going to METS myself, but will be watching closely from afar. And I’m pleased to report that Kees Verruijt says he will again send in notes on gear he checks out at the show. And more observations are welcome. With something like 1,250 exhibitors, no one person can see everything at METS.

  5. GBN says:

    I’m with you Ben, I cant make out the CMI compass, it merely seems they have corrected a electronix fluxgate compass for deviatation electronically ( which nearly all the current crop do anyway) then applid a table of variatations to output a true heading, big deal. Lots of marketing fluff then presets this as inovation

  6. James Maynard says:

    It seems to be a interfacing gadget that includes software to help a compass adjuster both compensate a conventional magnetic compass and prepare a deviation table as he does so. This would be especially helpful with steel boats or steel ships.
    Useful for commercial shipping, perhaps, in that they quote directives that seem to imply that the ship’s master would not have to hire a compass adjuster, but could do the job himself, with the aid of the software included in the gadget.
    Other than the magnetic compass compensation process, while underway the interfacing features allow you to choose which heading sensor (GPS compass, magnetic compass, gyroscopic compass) is used to control the ship’s autopilot.
    It seems to be overkill for a yacht, but may be useful for commercial shipping.

  7. Mark says:

    I think that CMI compass is a great product.
    The manufacturer not mentioned the fluxgate compass. Is the first equipment in the history of navigation able to provide the autopilot with the True course signal derived from the magnetic compass processed and corrected in real time. If real, sounds great!

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