2018-12 35mm/30m Rubber cord available in harder compound

by Beheerder on 10 December 2018 05:08

Since the introduction of the Wavec, the first commercial available directional buoy in the eighties, Datawell has supplied rubber cords in a harder (60 Shore A) compound. At the introduction of the Directional Waverider, the Wavec became obsolete and these harder rubber cords were less in demand.


However, every now and then we do get a request from customers for these 60 Shore A lines and we have always been able to supply these cords. Last year, stock of the harder rubber cords was running low and we had to disappoint some users unfortunately. Therefore, we are happy to announce that we have restocked these 60 Shore A cords and are again able to supply.


60 Shore A lines are available in 35mm and 50mm diameters with all well-known safety lines.


Many Waveriders we supplied have been equipped with a Superstar GPS receiver. Recently it has come to our attention that the Superstar generates a faulty date in the logger files. The problem can be explained by an unexpected “GPS week rollover”. The internal date obtained from the GPS satellite system is incorrect. Typically the date is set to the year 2096. To convert the incorrect data we are currently developing a software tool. The only solution to this problem however is to replace the Superstar GPS receiver. The Superstar position module must be replaced with the µBlox GPS receiver (DWR-MKIII and WR-SG). The µBlox GPS receiver was introduced in the beginning of 2012.