WindBot

Getting started with WindBot
Before heading out on the water, here are a few tips and tricks for getting the most out of your WindBot system. If this is a brand new system, plea...
Thu, 21 Dec, 2017 at 3:50 PM
How does the WindBot calculate True Wind
True wind is the Wind we feel when we are standing still as the wind moves across the land.  This is the wind that is talked about during weather forecasts....
Wed, 8 Feb, 2017 at 11:46 AM
Mounting WindBot
WindBot is sensitive to location on your boat. Because the True Wind calculation depends on the GPS location, any magnetic disturbances can influence this m...
Wed, 4 Nov, 2015 at 12:47 PM
Automatic magnetic inclination
To get accurate True Wind readings, WindBot brain acquires the correct magnetic declination for your location and adjusts its internal compass reading. To t...
Wed, 4 Nov, 2015 at 3:02 PM
Charging from boat power via the display
If powering the WindBot system from boat power, typically via a display, always start your engine before turning on the WindBot system. Important! Wh...
Wed, 4 Nov, 2015 at 12:15 PM
Troubleshooting procedures without Display
After registering the device and inserting a SIM card, create a LIVE race on ww.yacht-bot.com. Required equipment: A laptop, tablet, sma...
Wed, 4 Nov, 2015 at 2:15 PM
Wet WindBot troubleshooting procedures (with Display)
In addition to the Dry troubleshooting steps, you can test the fidelity of your wind measurements. On a boat, with a steady onshore wind, test the dev...
Wed, 4 Nov, 2015 at 2:14 PM
Pigtail connector
The top section of your pole may be fitted with a pigtail cable, allowing data to be read out to a standalone display. We use a Switchcraft "Co...
Wed, 4 Nov, 2015 at 2:32 PM
Error codes
There are some helpful error codes that are displayed in the sea temperature field on the display, and accessible from the NMEA stream, alternatively, the p...
Fri, 21 Apr, 2017 at 4:08 PM
POWER WIRED setting - Connecting to a permanent power supply
For Firmware version 500 and greater. The WindBot and YachtBot Base station products can be connected to a permanent power supply to ensure they are con...
Fri, 6 Oct, 2017 at 12:42 PM