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Old 16 January 2004, 08:26   #1
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IM THINKING OF FITTING A NASA WEATHERMAN TO MY CONSUL, HAS ANYONE DONE THIS ALREADY AND IF SO HOW DO THEY STANDUP TO THE ELEMENTS?
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Old 16 January 2004, 08:32   #2
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If it's the same thing i think you are thinking of they are not even splash-proof, can you post a pic or a link?
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Old 16 January 2004, 15:00   #3
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Nor are they claimed to be.
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Old 16 January 2004, 15:15   #4
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That's what i meant really. Like their Navtex they are designed for the chart table area of a rag and stick machine.
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Old 17 January 2004, 16:31   #5
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Hi folks

Im my opion I am not sure how useful Navtex or Weatherman is on a RIB.

Most passages are short and quick so you should be able to get good forcast before you set out.

This is not the case foy yachts, sometime taking 2 days for what a RIB can cover os 6 hours.

Also I dont think all the UK is covered by the Weatherman.


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Uk is covered as is all of Europe although the weatherfax broadcasts originate from Germany. No idea whether the NASA units are waterproof but suggest you contact them to ask as I spoke to them at LBS yesterday on another matter and they were an extremely helpful and friendly bunch of people.
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