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  1. The “connections” feature basically allows you the ability to invite other users to post their boats gps on your map. Once they “accept” I think their boat position would be updated on your maps for 24hrs. So you could easily find your buddy on a lake if fishing in different boats etc. It would be a great safety feature if someone got lost etc. I can definitely see using this with friends if this works like I think it does... https://www.navionics.com/usa/features/connections
  2. Rerouted vent pipe today, tomorrow will start humidifier. Now that Im convinced I can squeeze in it above the A Coil it should be straight forward. The 600 unit looks like a standard bypass unit. The 700 has a fan , remote tmp sensor and digital humidity sensor with control. Has the option of controlling the furnace fan also etc. Not too much more than a standard bypass but a few more details Im just triple checking. Will install tomorrow and just need to order some 1/4” copper tubing for the hot water supply. Instructions are specific using hot water.
  3. Yes I will be using 1/4" copper off the hot water line, seems like a lot of wasted water...
  4. Thank you for the reply. I think I can squeeze it in above the A Coil barely. I diagrams are a little out of scale so its hard to show but look do able... (Stage 1) - Moving vent pipe today
  5. So speaking to a hvac guy... Yes I can reroute vent. There will be a A Coil right there that I must be careful of. Damn, its looking more and more like plan C...
  6. Had a new furnace installed last year and everything great but now in winter we definitely need a humidifier as throats are sore etc... Bought a AprilAir 700 and looked easy enough to install, I'm a pretty handy guy. But...before cutting into the furnace I'm hoping for a few hints as my furnace is providing obstacles figuring out where to mount things. 1) Right away my obvious 1st choice spot is blocked by a 2" venting pipe! Can I just simply reroute this pipe? Is there a code limit to bends? I would use proper gas fitting etc... 2) Second choice is almost too tight and maybe not even possible. 3) The cold air return looks EASY but this seems like plan C and seems dumb... 4) I am concerned that on the opposite side of the the first choice location (if I reroute vent pipe) has 3 AC? 1 is insulated, 1 is copper line and one is a 1" drain? I have a nephew that does HVAC that I will bug later for confirmation but this shouldn't be so tough... I think my old one took an hours to install...
  7. Ok, tried again and now Navionics working without data. Not sure why it didn’t work on Sunday 3 miles off of Bronte on Lake Ontario. I am working on setting up OpenCPN for my tablet anyways. Its free, very clunky and still have no maps installed (properly) but I will give it a shot. As for fishing, it was a great day even without fish in the boat. Followed suggestions and trolled shallow for a few hours with very few marks. Went out deeper and 90 to 130fow saw action. Downrigger jumped twice but nothing to show ( probably small ). Was just a perfect day anyways and really looking forward to next year Lake Ontario fishing.
  8. I logged in no problem at home on my tablet but once on the water with no data I no longer had access to my account. I will try to replicate it turning the wifi off at home but currently installing OPENCPN right now on tablet. Hope everyone is right and I screwed up.
  9. Out on Lake Ontario Sunday I decide to turn on my tablet with navionics to check contours. I have a paid subscription and have had the navionic app for years. Navionic forces users to now pay yearly for features most wont use. Yes, I don’t have to subscribe and I can use old maps but Navionics conveniently disables Raymarine sonar integration also... THIS WAS NEVER A PAID FEATURE to begin with! Anyways, guess what? The boating map now requires DATA for you to login! So without data it is non functional. Navionics kindly allows me to start a “free trial” if I wish though. Yes I can hotspot from my phone but that is not the point. What are they thinking? Piracy protection? Selling our user info? I dont get it... Im so angry. Ok end of rant.
  10. Thanks for the help guys. Maybe trolling in tight with dipseys will be plan for the day.
  11. Just started fishing Lake Ontario mid summer and while still a beginner was hoping to hit Bronte area this weekend. Don’t mind getting SKUNKED (Im good at it), but is there still fishing action right now? I usually troll between 100-175 fow with the down-rigger and maybe a dipsey. Any help appreciated, thx.
  12. I have been lucky enough to be out with Ian a few times. Yup, he’s awesome and knows the lake 100%. He has a good youtube channel with lots of good info too.
  13. I have never stayed at the Provincial Park but with covid thought pitching a tent overnight might be a neat idea. Looking at bringing up boat for just 1 night. Probably a cold night but do able. Anyone done this? Any insight appreciated.
  14. I have a small Raymarine 4” Fishfinder that works great and purchased it with the thought of just using a cheap “ 10” tablet with it. It works together with Navionics but there are many glitches and I find I don”t need 75% of the navionics features I pay for yearly. The problem with navionics is that everyone says you don’t need to pay for updated maps yearly (which is true) BUT they remove options (that originally were FREE) like being able to co-exist with my Raymarine unit. Still not sure if I will buy an external gps for my iPad(no real gps included) or just buy a android tablet (Samsung Tab A 10”). I have played with OpenCPN on my laptop which is free but looks like there is still a need to purchase the “good maps” for comparable use like the navionic app. Being a geek I could see myself putting 2 tablet side by side - 1 with mapping (OpenCPN) and 1 with Sonar from the raymarine unit. I would buy a “headless” sonar unit if cheap enough with side and down image functions. I know alot of guys will laugh at all the unneeded electronics but I enjoy it and its <$500 comparable to $1000s on pro setups.
  15. Awesome, I was hoping they weren’t sold out.
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