The Basics

The principles in this section apply to YachtBot, YachtBot Bio, TideBot and WindBot.

Registering on YachtBot Web App
All YachtBot devices need to be registered with a YachtBot account – either yours or your organization. A device can only be un-registered by the curre...
Wed, 11 Nov, 2015 at 5:20 PM
Turning YachtBot on/off
YachtBot devices have one button for operation and up to five status indicators. Turn device ON To turn the device on, first ensure all statu...
Wed, 20 Jan, 2016 at 4:23 PM
Removing YachtBot's bung
This article applies to YachtBot, YachtBot Bio, and WindBot. A bung must always be fitted when used near water. Make sure the bung is greased regularly (usi...
Wed, 20 Jan, 2016 at 4:25 PM
Status LED Indicators
There are three status indicators on the YachtBot, TideBot, and WindBot and five status indicators on the YachtBot Bio.  The top indicator is...
Tue, 5 Jul, 2016 at 9:00 PM
Ports on YachtBot
This article applies to YachtBot, YachtBot Bio, TideBot and WindBot. The SD card must be inserted for correct operation. Use the SD card that arri...
Mon, 9 Nov, 2015 at 11:56 AM
Charging YachtBot
Ensure that the device is turned off. Remove the bung at the bottom of the tracker and plug in the supplied power pack into the power charge socket.  ...
Tue, 22 Nov, 2016 at 2:03 PM
SD and SIM cards
SD card YachtBot, WindBot and TideBot require the SD card to be inserted to operate. The direction to insert is indicated on the case of the device. Alwa...
Mon, 9 Nov, 2015 at 12:35 PM
Configuration File
The configuration file is a required text file on the SD card of your YachtBot device. The configuration file is called "config.ini" and can be lo...
Tue, 16 May, 2017 at 10:28 PM
Synchronisation Mode
Synchronisation (sync) is a default setting in the configuration that causes the YachtBot, WindBot, or TideBot to send all data that hasn't previously ...
Tue, 21 Mar, 2017 at 11:09 AM
Setting SIM card configuration and APN details
The YachtBot device connects to the internet using the data connection on a SIM card.  The YachtBot device will use automatic settings that are supplied by ...
Tue, 16 May, 2017 at 10:45 PM