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Old 19 February 2007, 14:15   #11
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NASA Marine have recently introduced their Meteoman barometer.

It's around £130 and keeps 5 days history if you fancy a bit of forecasting.

Unfortunately, the unit is not waterproof (and possibly not too UV-proof either) as it is intended for cabin use.

Nonetheless, a good product if anyone's interested. If you want one for yacht or home use, there's also a masthead wind/temperature unit so you can get that info as well. Good for yacht clubs etc. Complete package is £229.95 More here
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Old 19 February 2007, 17:49   #12
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Hi Ezi,

some one above already mentioned how useful this may actually be.
Given that the rise and fall is normally (at wost) falling or rising slowly, you should get a very good idea here in Ireland on the West coast of a Falling rapidly. You will see it in the ominous cloud forms and Rollers ahead of Depression (normally from the West here). Furthermore given that the Rib Journeys are much shorter than Yacht runs, the Window of Time versus the change in weather combined with distance off shore would suggest that if you need one, as R Draefus says in Jaws"You need a bigger boat"

I am not giving a lecture but you will get sufficently more notice listening to 16 on the hour I would have thought. And with regard to tapping it (LL), If I may suggest that a good slap with a hammer will normally adjust the setting to anything you want if you hit it hard enough.
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Old 24 February 2007, 13:38   #13
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west Coast Requirements

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I am getting a bigger boat! And it is for the bigger boat that will be doing the longer journeys that I require it.

As you correctly mentioned the West coast of Ireland is open to the atlantic swells and even slight changes in pressure are indicative of changes hundreds of miles away which can make themselves felt within a few hours.

It is amazing how, on a perfectly windless summers day the atlantic swell can appear from nowhere causing serious changes in some harbour entrance bars and many anchorages. Often the forecasters do not appreciate these subtleties and the only way of spotting them is with a barometer.
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Old 25 February 2007, 14:37   #14
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Humminbird Barometer

I have an electronic one fitted to Bayshots. Not beause I really needed one, but they were giving them away as a promotion;so I thought why not
It plugs into my Matrix 87C and I mounted the sensor just below the wheel for protection.
You can display a total page showing history or as an icon on the bottom of depth or navigation displays.
I find it useful if you are planning on sitting on the water all day fishing or the like.
There was a funny story just after I had it, and went to the montains lake fishing. It displayed black clouds and dropped dramaticaly and yet it was a clear sunny day.I waved it off as a cheap gimmick and ignored it . 3 hrs later the biggest thunderstorm in 10 years hit us My boys never let me live it down
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Old 25 February 2007, 16:39   #15
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make and source

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What make is the barometer ?

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it's a humminbird
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