At the London Boat Show - Part 6

New range of B & G clubhouse wind gauges and a portable information unit

Saturday January 13th 2001, Author: Gerald New, Location: United Kingdom
Brookes & Gatehouse are showing a new range of land Wind Stations and a portable Race Control/Information Unit at their stand.

B & G Club Wind GaugeThe basic Wind Station incorporates a digital wind speed readout in an analogue wind direction indicator mounted in a carbon fibre effect housing.

The speed and direction data is read from an adapted mast head wand which can be mounted on a roof or outside area. The display is backlit and operates on normal 240v power. The station is also available mounted in a wood housing and an uprated version incorporates an NMEA interface and RS232 terminal to allow downloading of data to a computer.

In addition B & G have adapted there full function displays used on race boats to a portable unit which can be carried on RIBS and race support vessels to supply fast and accurate information on wind conditions out on the course in training and pre race situations.

B & G Race management Wind SystemBuilt in GPS means that position information can be combined with wind information to give a full picture of the race course and as an aid to course setting at big regattas. The Race Management Wind System is installed in a rugged briefcase, with power supply and is complete with a carbon vertical masthead unit with fluxgate compass and GPS antenna installed.

Another new item at the stand is the rudder reference unit which is supplied with new B&G Hercules and hydra Pilots but can also be used for boats without autopilots, to display rudder angle and rotating mast angle information on the B&G Full Function Display. It can be retrofitted into all existing B&G systems.

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