A list of the most commonly encountered hardware related questions and their answers.

The blue GPS indicator keeps flashing on my YachtBot Mini? What’s wrong?
Your device isn’t getting a GPS fix. This can happen if you’re inside a building or outside surrounded by tall structures or trees. On a boat, make sure the...
Thu, 5 Nov, 2015 at 6:19 PM
When I plug my YachtBot Mini into my PC’s USB port, the device shows up then disappears again. What’s wrong?
The YachtBot Mini’s USB port is only intended for charging using the supplied DC converter. Connecting it to a PC will charge it, too, however more slowly. ...
Thu, 5 Nov, 2015 at 6:20 PM
I can’t tell if my YachtBot Mini is on or off. Help!
We agree, on the 2G version of YachtBot Mini it can be tricky to distinguish between a turned off device, and one that’s perfectly connected. If y...
Tue, 13 Sep, 2016 at 1:46 PM
Is the TideBot pod waterproof and does it sink if dropped it in the water?
Yes and yes. Be careful out there.
Mon, 9 Nov, 2015 at 1:48 PM
I can't turn on my YachtBot/TideBot/WindBot device. What's wrong?
Your device cannot find a firmware and is therefore not booting up. On TideBot, you've likely done a ‘long press’ of the magnet switch, and the red ...
Wed, 11 Nov, 2015 at 5:26 PM
GPS performance of YachtBot hardware
The problem: GPS performance in Sailing  Sailing, dinghy racing in particular, is a tricky environment for GPS tracking. It's dynamic, and roll an...
Thu, 6 Oct, 2016 at 10:16 AM