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Posted June 29th, 2011 by dale
Large format LED digital displays were added to the Healy a number of years ago and were explicitly tied to the Totco winch wire data system. These signs were not suitable for use in the marine environment and started to rust way.
Coast Guard purchased two signs recommended as "plug compatible" recommended by their support contractor. It turns out that they are not format compatible and the cost for new (custom) software that could only display winch data.