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LogScanner LRgon

LogScanner LRgon

The LogScanner™ project has just discovered a very important item which is called the LRgon™ (the left-right polygon). What is a LRgon™? The LRgon helps you find out whether you should have gone right or left. It is sort of like the GeoGons except that LogScanner calculates

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Using LogScanner

LogScanner is a post-race analysis tool that works with any instrument system that Expedition or OckamSoft can use to produce a log file. You can try it out for free, and if you like it, then you can register it, and it becomes an important tool to

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LogScanner GeoGon

LogScanner GeoGon

What is a GeoGon? One of the more exotic features of LogScanner is the GeoGon™. They are geographic polygons which you place in locations where you want to get wind and current information relative to non-GeoGon areas. In the image, there are 3 GeoGons. The blue one

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LogScanner RaceCam

LogScanner RaceCam

So far, we have been paying attention to the instruments because that’s how you find out how good your performance is. However, there is another area that also delivers lots of information; videos. We have decided to call this RaceCam. What is RaceCam? (See the video…) RaceCam

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Onboard networking

Onboard networking

More and more applications and hardware on boats can take advantage of real-time internet access. Having a live connection underway provides many advantages that will translate into increased success and safety. Here we will discuss why and how to have networking on your boat. Why bother with

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Registering OckamSoft

This post goes into the details on how to do registering of OckamSoft 5. Step 1; Download OS5 OckamSoft 5 is a Windows application. Visit the download page, download OckamSoft 5 and install it. It consists of several components; Registered applications. These apps run in demo mode

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Set Starting Line

Set Starting Line

How to accurately Set Starting Line Getting a good start is very important for winning races. A good start lets you pop out of the crowd into free air, and be free to choose the direction to go. The most important item for a good start is

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LogScanner Laylines

LogScanner Laylines

What LogScanner tells you about laylines Here is a LogScanner chart close-up of .a race with 2 windward legs. The leg the boat is on shows 5 (!) tacks in the last 5 minutes. The other leg shows 3 tacks in the last 4 minutes. Both legs

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LogScanner Tacks

LogScanner Tacks

What LogScanner tells you about your tacks There are several things LogScanner can tell you about when you look at tacks. How much distance you lost to weather – the cost of tacking How much wind shear you are experiencing How good your wind solution is (your

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LogScanner Race Analysis

LogScanner Race Analysis

How LogScanner measures your overall performance Since the LogScanner output is produced by a robot and not a knowledgeable human, it doesn’t include any insights. That’s your job. You can add notes to the log and they will be included in the report. Otherwise, the report is

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