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Deckman for Windows


 Manual Basic version 7.09

Deckman for Windows, V9 (BGH1400001-V9) w/dongle.

Includes Weather GRIB Routing $1,595.00


The world's most advanced Tactical Racing Software - used on winning yachts from local regattas to ocean races and the America's Cup.

Deckman has numerous functions to assist the racing navigator and improve performance:

• Simple waypoint and course management

• Quick and easy zoom and pan controls

• Complete predictions for future legs

• Dedicated start display

• Flexible data logging and plotting

• Control of instrument system

• Wind calibration facilities

• Easy control of polar tables

• Calculation of Laylines

• Tracking competitors and time-on-time handicap calculations

• Route optimization

• Display of wind and current data

• Compatibility with most major chart systems


The program comes in a CD and a license dongle allows installation to any PC/Laptop, the dongle can be used with C-Map License CD (call for more info)


• C-Map version supports: C-MAP, BSB, Maptech, PCX and REML charts

• Euronav version supports: ARCS, Livechart, BSB, Maptech, PCX and REML charts

• Alternatively use any image file as a chart for a powerful planning or analysis tool

(e.g. satellite photo, aerial photograph or ocean current chart)

Marks and courses

Positioning of waypoints by a choice of methods:

• Latitude and longitude

• Range and bearing from boat

• Range and bearing from previous waypoint

• Click-and-drag

• Windward/leeward course

• Olympic triangle course



Flexible data facilities:

• Vertical wind plot of TWS and TWD

• Time series plots of any data

• Next and leg information

• Output any data directly to displays and toggle data shown

• Continuous logging of all data for later analysis

• Customizable logging for specific analysis

• Record set-up using custom boat parameters (e.g. Sails, helmsman)

• Speed test comparison tools including 3-D graphs

• Track positions of competitors in longer races, either by manual input or from files from race organizers

Optimum routing

Deckman will calculate the optimum route between two points or for a whole route:

• Graphical or tabular presentation of optimum route

• Tidal database for popular areas

• Optimum routes taking into account land masses around land

• Supports standard GRIB* weather files or create your own for wind and current

• In-built tools for OCENS WeatherNet and Saildocs downloads

• Compatible with SHOM tidal data (Channel and Biscay) and Local Knowledge Current models

• Unique reverse routing algorithm to analyze competitor positions and effect of leaving optimum route

*GRIB is the standard meteorological digital file format which includes wind, pressure and sea state information which can be viewed in Deckman for Optimum routing.

Wind calibration

Enhance standard instrument systems using Deckman's calibration of true wind speed and direction, with facilities to recalibrate the wind data to correct for upwash and wind shear.


Start display

Special display giving you all the information you need for the start:

• Line bias

• Time and distance to each end and nearest point on the line

• “Time to burn” option - shows positive when early or negative when late

• Set ends of line by “pinging”, range/bearing, latitude/longitude and then adjust with simple nudging

• Flexible countdown timer including synchronize function


• Flexible input of Polars information including VPP targets which is also easy to adjust on the water while sailing.

• Separate Polars for navigation calculations, performance targets and start routines.

• Advanced polar curve algorithm for more accurate VMG target tracking

• Upload polar information from your compatible instruments and send back the altered values.

• Supports input of speeds in "seconds per mile”

Advanced features

• Advanced user calibration of data variables

• Time to turn and accelerate in start display

• Laser range finder interface to set positions of marks or track other competitors

• Support for Microsoft .NET framework allows users to develop their own bespoke add-ins

• Networking of multiple PCs using Deckman connected to one instrument system

Optional additional modules

• GRIB data

• SHOM tidal data

• TT Reporter for auto data transmitting via Thrane & Thrane terminal

• Alarms Relay for light alarm, audible alarm or sheet release

• Two Boat Telemetry for two-boat testing


Deckman is compatible with the following instrument systems:

  • H3000 Hydra (Light link), Hercules, Performance Processor, Hercules Motion (H-Link™)

  • WTP2

  • WTP

  • WTP3

  • H2000 RS232

  • H2000, H1000.  NMEA

  • NKE

  • Ockam

  • Silva (Nexus marine) NMEA 0183

  • Most other systems using the NMEA 0183 option

System Requirements: Deckman requires the following minimum Software and hardware to run satisfactorily (recommended values in brackets):

  • Windows 7 Professional with (Virtual PC) XP Mode, 32-bit CPU only

  • Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, 32-bit CPU only

  • 800MHz processor (1.2 GHz)

  • 512MB memory (1GB)

  • 300MB available disk space [excludes chart storage requirements] (1GB)

  • CD-ROM drive [for installation and chart installation]

  • Compatible instrument system

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