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Barometer
« on: September 12, 2017, 03:07:21 pm »
Hi, How many guys are using barrometers on there boats. What will you recommend, a fixed unit or the watch tipe?

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Re: Barrometer
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2017, 09:53:53 am »
Trying to, currently I use the iPhone, however due to the probability of it swimming, it sort of stays safe and that causes it to be forgotten and hence of no use. Been looking at Oregon Scientific Weather Stations with the 7 day barometric track and the Gadget shop used to sell a model that would have been great wrt size, function and display, however, it apparently was discontinued and now the hunt for a similar unit is on, not much success ........... but i'll keep at it and find one that satisfies all the criteria mentioned.
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Re: Barrometer
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2017, 09:57:27 am »
A model that I found that could work for various reasons is the La Crosse Weather Station with Barometric Bar Graph WS9057 (think its the model number) and it seems to be available from shop.tehcnopro.co.za @ R1480-00

Have a looki C perhaps it's what you want?
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Re: Barrometer
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2017, 12:30:57 pm »
Amadeus in the interim check out www.yr.no for a two day hour by hour forecast.

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Re: Barrometer
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2017, 01:03:42 pm »
Wonder what practical use one would get from a barometer on a skiboat (assuming we are talking about skiboats)...

Most decent weather sites provide the info to the nearest hour...

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Re: Barrometer
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2017, 02:25:59 pm »
This is what I look at when I'm at home:

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Re: Barrometer
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2017, 02:51:12 pm »
This is what I look at when I'm at home:

Nice!! I have a 40 year old barometer that still works 100% and recently bought a cheap station with indoor/outdoor temp and barometer and 12hr history graph off Bid or Buy - pretty decent for R400.
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Re: Barrometer
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2017, 04:55:20 pm »
I had that one made about 35 years ago by a Mr. B E Parkes of Cape Town.

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Re: Barrometer
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2017, 05:01:32 pm »
I'll be upgrading to garmin etrex 30, has the barometer function

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Re: Barrometer
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2017, 11:51:38 am »
I found a decent barometer app for ios - lots to choose from :rck"
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Re: Barrometer
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2017, 08:44:00 am »
I found a decent barometer app for ios - lots to choose from :rck"

The name of the app is?

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Re: Barrometer
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2017, 08:56:14 am »
I found a decent barometer app for ios - lots to choose from :rck"

The name of the app is?
There are plenty but I downloaded the Bar-O-Meter and the Barometer Plus ones, I think you have to have a iPhone 6 or higher though??
Compared it to my digital one at home and its identical :rck"
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Re: Barrometer
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2017, 10:02:59 am »

Compared it to my digital one at home and its identical :rck"

Cool Thanks, but don't the i-phones already come with a Baro app on the phone? :beer:
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Re: Barometer
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2017, 11:01:21 am »
nope, it has the sensor built in but you still need to download an app
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