During the YB3i activation process, you will be asked for your boat name and PredictWind forecast account email address. Once the activation is complete, a personalised GPS tracking page will be automatically created for you.
You will be emailed instructions on how to use the YB3i GPS tracking page.
If you do not get this email with the tracking link please check your Junk/ Spam folder or contact us with the following details:
PredictWind username (email address)
YB3i serial number
The name of your boat
Please see an example of the tracking at https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/HIR-3-across-3-OCEAN
Until we receive a position report from the YB3i a default position off the coast of Africa is shown. When powered on, the device will automatically send GPS position reports. Allow 2 hours for your first position report to be sent, the tracking page link page will then show your current position.
You can insert this tracking page link into your website or blog. Alternatively, you can just email the website link to friends and family.
The tracking link page defaults to a wind overlay display, this can be changed by clicking on the layers button at the top left of the page, next to the Map/Satellite switch. To save this setting as your default page, please bookmark the page in your web browser.
By default, the tracking data is kept for 9 months, and then incrementally deleted. For customers who required the track to be kept for longer periods, we can extend the deletion schedule out to 24 months, or never to be deleted.
The GPS tracking is only available if you have purchased and activated your YB3i unit on the PredictWind Satellite Portal. You must also have an active PredictWind Standard or Professional Forecast subscription.