Mailport November 2012 Issue

Mailport: November 2012

App Recommendation



The reader-recommended Wind Meter app reads wind speeds via the microphone on iPhones and iPads.

I found your list of sailing apps for iPads and iPhones very useful (PS, April 2012). There were a couple that I hadn’t heard of. One more that I have found useful is Wind Meter. It tells you the wind speed, and I have found it quite accurate. I believe that it works by the sound of the wind blowing in the device’s mic.

Eric Schweikardt
Via email

We found Wind Meter, designed by GoingApps, in the iTunes store (www.itunes.com) for 99 cents. We’ve downloaded it, and will report on its performance.

 

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Comments (3)

I am promted to write by a recent reader comment justifiably critical of 12-volt receptacles. I have replaced mine with Powerlet-style connectors as found on BMW motorcycles: the quality of much better, they are weatherproof, and a wide variety of styles and functions are available. Try Whitehorse Gear for a listing.
-Steve in Virginia

Posted by: Steven W | December 29, 2012 9:48 PM    Report this comment

I am wondering if the article in Nov. issue on fuel additives are for gasoline and diesel or are there different products for each type of fuel.

Posted by: Wayne %26 Kimberly E | November 12, 2012 10:40 AM    Report this comment

I must also add to my post on the Forspar Mini Galley that a friend has the same unit on his boat. He removes the propane canister every tome he stows the stove. He eventually tore the O ring inside the propane canister and threw the entire blazing stove overboard. I lubricate my O ring with spit before attaching it to the stove. The canister then stays attached until empty, reducing the possibility of causing a leak.

Posted by: GORDON T | November 5, 2012 10:04 AM    Report this comment

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