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by porthole
Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trailer Set up for 21 Outrage with bow pulpit on steep ramp
Replies: 28
Views: 15431

Re: Trailer Set up for 21 Outrage with bow pulpit on steep ramp

After giving it a lot of thought, I don't think just adding a bow stop is going to make a difference. Unless, I add it like Jeff did in the 2nd post, with a second post for the winch. With the boat on the trailer on a steep ramp, the highest bow support is going to be the support the boat rotates ag...
by porthole
Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 135888

Re: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use

To Lowrance tech support I posted the following question. Question: Is there a way to access the files stored on the SD cards over the wifi connection? Specifically I want to download screen shots without removing the SD cards to my Macbook (under Mac OS or WIn 7)? Answer: Currently there isn't a wa...
by porthole
Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:01 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance LSS-2 Transducer Installation and Use
Replies: 39
Views: 23285

Re: Lowrance LSS-2 Transducer Installation and Use

That submarine screen capture is amazingly good. That is not side scan--what made that image? It is a side scan, just not a consumer oriented unit like one might be led to believe looking at the Lowrance Facebook page. Towed fish, Klein, Deepvision etc. If you google "side scan sonar images&qu...
by porthole
Wed Dec 02, 2015 1:57 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance LSS-2 Transducer Installation and Use
Replies: 39
Views: 23285

Re: Lowrance LSS-2 Transducer Installation and Use

jimh wrote:What was the ip-address that you found the WiFi base was using?

192.168.1.47
by porthole
Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trailer Set up for 21 Outrage with bow pulpit on steep ramp
Replies: 28
Views: 15431

Trailer Set up for 21 Outrage with bow pulpit on steep ramp

The OUTRAGE 21 is the first trailer boat I have had with a bow pulpit. The bow puplit has added some difficulty to launch and recovery. The boat is a 1999 21 Outrage, and the trailer is a1999 Load-Rite bunk. My ramp access is a bit steep, and tides can be a problem. I am looking for ideas and sugges...
by porthole
Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 135888

Re: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use

Clicking on one of the icons on the HDS will bring up whatever the available information is that is stored. As it turns out, when you click the AtoN, four small corner brackets pop up, I guess showing where on the screen the info page can be retrieved. Clicking the #22 AtoN from the chart, with the ...
by porthole
Tue Dec 01, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 135888

Re: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use

Just some observations when looking at chart differences. Navionics iPad app using government included charts and Lowrance HDS Gen3 using Navionics chart SD card with AIS data from a Standard Horizon GX-2200 VHF overlaid. App - this is Ambrose channel (New York harbor approach) 8 AtoN's, 4 with fog ...
by porthole
Tue Dec 01, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance LSS-2 Transducer Installation and Use
Replies: 39
Views: 23285

Re: Lowrance LSS-2 Transducer Installation and Use

My transducers. Port side is the LSS-2, Airmar TM150 on the starboard. Hard to tell, but the LSS-2 is slightly below the height of the TM150. The blue tape and mark is how far toward the center I can go without hitting the lower unit on turns. So I could get it a couple inches lower. Since it is a l...
by porthole
Tue Dec 01, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance LSS-2 Transducer Installation and Use
Replies: 39
Views: 23285

Re: Lowrance LSS-2 Transducer Installation and Use

To ftp with MacOS, just open the TERMINAL application. Then use the ftp command ftp 192.168.1.1 to connect. For user-id use anonymous, and for password try blank password. I get an error of "connection refused". But, it gave me an idea. Looked up the MAC address on the HDS @ 'settings' - ...
by porthole
Mon Nov 30, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance LSS-2 Transducer Installation and Use
Replies: 39
Views: 23285

Re: Lowrance LSS-2 Transducer Installation and Use

MacBook Pro with a bootcamp partition with Win 7 Pro.
by porthole
Mon Nov 30, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 135888

Re: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use

On a paper chart, the radiating magenta lines represent a fog signal.

Interesting, on the HDS AIS overlay, all of the Ambrose channel markers have the magenta lines.
On the paper chart only about half of the AtoNs have fog signal symbols.
by porthole
Mon Nov 30, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 135888

Re: DSC Calls to AIS Targets

-the big question is would the ship answer the call? In the Great Lakes all commercial traffic is supposed to maintain a radio watch on CH-13. I have called some commercial ships that were very close to my boat on CH-13, hailing them by name because I could see their name--and not gotten a return c...
by porthole
Mon Nov 30, 2015 12:20 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 135888

Re: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use

There are 3 types of AIS equipped AtoNs that will be part of the AIS plan: Real - a real AtoN broadcasting AIS data Synthetic - a real Aton that has it's info broadcast from a base station, as if the transmission is coming from the AtoN. Virtual - as it sounds, an AtoN that is not really there but w...
by porthole
Sun Nov 29, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance LSS-2 Transducer Installation and Use
Replies: 39
Views: 23285

Re: Lowrance LSS-2 Transducer Installation and Use

If you are in only 5.7-feet of water I would not expect the range of the side scan to go very far. Isn't the range of the side scan SONAR related to the water depth? The side scan, according to Lowrance is a 180 degree view left to right and only a couple of degrees front to back (4-6 degrees I thi...
by porthole
Sun Nov 29, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 135888

Re: DSC Calls to AIS Targets

jimh wrote:Any chance on posting the appearance of the AtoN AIS targets on the HDS Gen 3 plotter?


There is a brief description under the pics in case you can't figure out what you are looking at.

http://s96.photobucket.com/user/porthole2/Boats/Lowrance/story
by porthole
Sun Nov 29, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance LSS-2 Transducer Installation and Use
Replies: 39
Views: 23285

Re: Lowrance LSS-2 Transducer Installation and Use

Photograph of display screen with only the Airmar [model TM 150 transducer] active http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l173/porthole2/Boats/BW%2021%20OR%201999/Lowrance_HDS7_Gen3_2_zpsnzrhng71.jpg Both active. [Notice palette color shift in left side sonogram.] http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l173/p...
by porthole
Sun Nov 29, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance LSS-2 Transducer Installation and Use
Replies: 39
Views: 23285

Re: Lowrance LSS-2 Transducer Installation and Use

I have one mounted on my 23 Walkaround. It was originally transom-mounted, but in that position it would only see the side opposite the lower unit. I ended up making a 20 degree fairing block and mounting it directly on the bottom of the boat. It now sees both sides of the bottom contour equally we...
by porthole
Sun Nov 29, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 135888

Re: Initiating Radio DSC Call From Chart Plotter

As you brought up in the old forum, [initiating a radio DSC call from a chart plotter] is not possible on a NMEA 0183 network. I found somewhere in the HDS documentation that to initiate a DSC call from a target displayed on the HDS, the DSC equipped radio must be on the NMEA 2000 network with the H...
by porthole
Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 135888

Re: GPS Position Accuracy

Perhaps this should be moved out of my HDS Gen3 thread? "More satellites in view" Isn't it not more then just the number of satellites in view? I was under the impression that position accuracy is enhanced as the satellites in view are spread out. Meaning 12 satellites almost directly over...
by porthole
Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 135888

Re: AIS AtoN Target Display

PORTHOLE's comment on AIS target display: "Listed on the HDS vessel display were all of the Ambrose Channel ATONs in the New York Harbor approach." That is very interesting. I was curious about the ability of the NAVICO chart plotters to display AIS Aid-To-Navigation targets. Perhaps you ...
by porthole
Fri Nov 27, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance LSS-2 Transducer Installation and Use
Replies: 39
Views: 23285

Re: Lowrance LSS-2 Transducer Installation and Use

I have one mounted on my 23 Walkaround. It was originally transom-mounted, but in that position it would only see the side opposite the lower unit. I ended up making a 20 degree fairing block and mounting it directly on the bottom of the boat. It now sees both sides of the bottom contour equally we...
by porthole
Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance LSS-2 Transducer Installation and Use
Replies: 39
Views: 23285

Re: Lowrance LSS-2 Transducer installation and use

I had to go ask Lowrance about the LSS-2 since it wasn't included in their Transducer Selection tool; they don't consider it a transducer but an "imager". Anyway here's what I got from them: DSI and LSS beam angles and info What is the cone angle? LSS1 @ -10dB: 455: 70° x 6° 800: 50° x 3....
by porthole
Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance LSS-2 Transducer Installation and Use
Replies: 39
Views: 23285

Re: Lowrance LSS-2 Transducer Installation and Use

I got an answer from Lowrance. Question: Hello, I can't find the specs or info I need to install, HDS 7 Gen 3 with an Airmar TM150 and LSS-2 transducers. It is my understanding that the LSS-2 has 3 transducers, 2 side imaging and one down image, is that correct? What are the beam angles? Horizontall...
by porthole
Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 135888

Re: NMEA-0183 Waypoint Transfer

I asked Lowrance about waypoint transfer via NMEA-0183: "Is the HDS 7 Gen 3 capable of receiving and displaying latitude and longitude data in the form of waypoints from another device? Specifically what I would like to do is have waypoints from my Northstar 952 GPS transmit and be usable on my...
by porthole
Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Trailer and Fuel Tank for 13-foot Boston Whaler
Replies: 6
Views: 4808

Re: Trailer

I have ordered two trailers from a Load Rite dealer for my Sport 15 and Outrage 17. Each time the trailer was ordered for the boat specifics. I don't know exactly what Load Rite does, but the trailers are set for a Whaler when ordered that way.
by porthole
Thu Nov 26, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1987 GUARDIAN 18 Re-power
Replies: 21
Views: 13541

Re: 1987 GUARDIAN 18 Re-power

We have gotten multiple boats over the years through the GSA. All Whaler's, Navy, DNR, ICE, NP's etc. all were rough except one (see below). The Navy boats were usually in the best shape as they were "one owner", and Navy spec'd hulls are very robust For the most part everything can be fix...
by porthole
Thu Nov 26, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1987 GUARDIAN 18 Re-power
Replies: 21
Views: 13541

Re: 1987 GUARDIAN 18 Re-power

Looks like one of their specialist had a 25" hull and a 20" outboard was on the rack - and the boss said make it work.
Are those rust stains or just gunk stains?
by porthole
Thu Nov 26, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1998 17 Outrage II Livewell Plumbing
Replies: 3
Views: 3752

Re: 1998 17 Outrage II livewell plumbing

I have the PDF files for all the parts and layouts for the 17. Send me an email address and I'll forward them to you. They inlcude the factory live well files.
by porthole
Thu Nov 26, 2015 8:46 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1987 GUARDIAN 18 Re-power
Replies: 21
Views: 13541

Re: 1987 GUARDIAN 18 Re-power

I worked for a TowBOATUS for over 20 years. Every outboard re-power we did had Hondas. Under 20-feet hulls had singles, over 20-feet hulls had twins. We started years ago with trade in outboards. 150-200 hour take offs. Honda's warranty was always good even covering commercial, used powerheads when ...
by porthole
Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Re-power with Electronic Remote Throttle and Shift
Replies: 8
Views: 5818

Re: Re-power with Electronic Remote Throttle and Shift

How do you hydrolock an engine going from forward to reverse? http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/021222.html Best I can tell after reading the entire thread is that the water ingestion was caused by the engine stalling, not what kind of engine controls it had. And in that scenario it was not...
by porthole
Wed Nov 25, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance Gen 3
Replies: 6
Views: 5360

Re: Lowrance Gen 3

I used a Garmin 478 with a blackbox sounder option on my 1983 15CC. A little small but more then sufficient for everything I could do with my 15, including finding wrecks in 60-80 FSW. For my 17 Outrage I bought a Lowrance HDS 7 Gen3. Nice unit, a bit pricey and over kill for a small boat IMO. The H...
by porthole
Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Re-power with Electronic Remote Throttle and Shift
Replies: 8
Views: 5818

Re: Re-power with Electronic Remote Throttle and Shift

Well I don't know about the outboard electronic controls, but with two different twin diesel inboard upgrades I was involved with it is impossible to go from forward to reverse without stopping in the neutral zone, the electronics will not allow it. The controls will go, but the the signal will not....
by porthole
Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use
Replies: 115
Views: 135888

Lowrance HDS Gen3: Installation, Interfacing Tips, and Use

This thread is for those that are using the Lowrance HDS Gen3 products and want to share any knowledge back and forth with installing, interfacing, and use. The HDS Gen 3 is a pretty sophisticated unit and I'm sure there a few of us who could benefit from sharing our experiences. (On the old forum t...
by porthole
Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance LSS-2 Transducer Installation and Use
Replies: 39
Views: 23285

Re: Lowrance LSS-2 Transducer Installation and Use

Not sure how the DSI Skimmer relates. The LSS-2 has a multi element receiver, left right and down. According to the Lowrance website it is 180 degrees of coverage. About 3/4's the way down on this page. http://www.lowrance.com/en-US/Support/Transducers/ With a graphic that is posted it looks close t...
by porthole
Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Lowrance LSS-2 Transducer Installation and Use
Replies: 39
Views: 23285

Lowrance LSS-2 Transducer Installation and Use

I am installing a LSS-2 and Airmar TM150 transducers on the stern of my 1999 21 Outrage. The instructions and most of what I found on the web seem to favor some type of stepped hulls. The LSS-2 is just over 10-inches long. and I see that as making the install a bit more challenging. For now I have i...
by porthole
Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Older Sport 15 Console
Replies: 6
Views: 5796

Re: Older Sport 15 Console

AFAIK, Whaler 15 center consoles are just cut down 17 consoles. That should open up your search choices. Because of the limited deck space I put hinges on the front of mine to allow easy access underneath. You can see pics of mine here. http://s96.photobucket.com/user/porthole2/library/Boats/BW%2015...
by porthole
Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Yeti or Orca Cooler for Montauk
Replies: 14
Views: 13221

Re: Yeti or Orca Cooler for Montauk

I bought a Yeti 45 for a recent camping trip. Although the cooler did a fair job keeping the ice, I really don't think it was all that much better then any of my other coolers. A little better but not enough to justify the cost difference. I also tried with some dry ice and was disappointed in how l...
by porthole
Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: E-TEC 74-degree V6 Engine Reveal
Replies: 8
Views: 6576

Re: E-TEC 74-degree V6 Engine Reveal

I couldn't find anything online on how the integrated steering gear would communicate with current auto pilots, traditional style plumbed in to the steering helm.
Has anyone else seen anything regarding autopilots?
by porthole
Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Show Us Your Whaler
Replies: 147
Views: 92700

Re: Show Us Your Whaler

Our first Whaler, 1983 15 with a 50 Honda, somewhere up near Boston now.
by porthole
Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Show Us Your Whaler
Replies: 147
Views: 92700

Re: Show Us Your Whaler

1999 21 Outrage with Yamaha 200-HP. It's not a great picture but its from the first chance I had to take this boat out after purchasing from a member here this past Spring. It is a really nice, well-kept boat. I am looking forward to lots of use for next season.
by porthole
Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Show Us Your Whaler
Replies: 147
Views: 92700

Re: Show Us Your Whaler

1997 17 Outrage with 115 Yamaha. Only the second time out on this boat--after the first ride I bought a different boat. We spent the day cruising the skinny waters of Shark River, then we stopped dockside for some dinner at Kleins in Belmar, New Jersey.