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  • Commented on EchoPilot Platinum FLS, better than expected
    I too have discovered prudence and caution are keywords with earlier generations of FLS. I would add another: Focus. A catamaran with an 18 foot beam and one transducer on, say the port hull is still blind on the starboard...
  • Commented on Standard Horizon Matrix AIS/GPS and Raymarine Ray260 AIS/N2K VHF radios
    I am remiss in reporting our experience with the SH 2150 connected to a Garmin 540 aboard Siesta. With two trips down south and back I can confirm that this simple (and now elderly) setup works flawlessly. SH published the...
  • Commented on rugged bright screen laptop
    Just to bring this subject back to the table, I want to commend Pixel Qi. I mounted this screen in a Lenovo Notebook, and experienced a kind of success. In bright sunlight the color is washed out and the transflective...
  • Commented on USCGC "Smackinaw", ultra electronics gone awry
    Is the Coast Guard investigating their own accident?...
  • Commented on Hand's on Vesper Vision, Class B AIS superstar
    I -want- to limit my AIS range: My masthead VHF antenna and AIS B transceiver see AIS A vessels more than 30 miles away. Using a 3' antenna 10 feet above the water still reports vessels up to 20 miles...
  • Commented on Summer bummer, please don't blame charts or electronics
    Bravo Carl Herzog! As you said, "Peruse turn-of-the-century issues of The Rudder and Tom Day's short-lived sister publication, The Cruiser; you'll uncover all the same tales of jaw-dropping incidents, accusations of incompetence, and arguments over declining expertise that fill the...
  • Commented on AF Race 2013, learning AIS Swedish style
    Great post, Ben. You captured the excitement, explained the event, and tied it to some very interesting Tecky-food too!...
  • Commented on Is Globalstar DIW?
    According to Wikipedia "Launch of the second generation [Globalstar] constellation was completed February 6, 2013, with the launch of the final six satellites using a Soyuz 2-1a launch vehicle." Who is using Globalstar (besides SPOT) and how is it working?...
  • Commented on Garmin BlueChart Mobile, hands-on #1
    This rabid Garmophile cries himself to sleep every night because BCM on Android appears to be an empty promise. Whoever decided to limit BCM to ios blocked Garmin from half it's market. THAT strategy needs some explaining.......
  • Commented on Garmin triple wow: thermal cameras, iPad app, and Interphase FLS!
    The thermal cameras are now missing from Garmin.com Yhat's dissappointing. Anonymous: You needn't worry about FLS from Garmin. Just leave space for a hole in the hull and they will eventually have something to fill it. It will most likely...
  • Commented on Azek PVC board, great for electronics panels?
    That's pretty interesting. Do you think it might also hold a sandable putty on the edges? How about a routered edge?...
  • Commented on The Equinox, celestial mechanics & pesky "True Wind"
    Aviation Forecasters refer to this as surface wind. It is referenced to a compass (not a heading, so it must be a ) froming. Unless you are on a small lake, the water around the boat is probably moving. It...
  • Commented on The Equinox, celestial mechanics & pesky "True Wind"
    Aaaahh; the hat! I feel like I've just been Knighted! When I put it on my head, I began to dance around.......
  • Commented on The Equinox, celestial mechanics & pesky "True Wind"
    Once upon a time, a long,long time ago latitude and longitude were painted on the seas. But now the lines are all messed up, due to ebb and flow. The lines curl south, and wiggle west and east and some...
  • Commented on On board Gizmo, the last frontier
    Oh, pshaugh! fiddlesticks! and tsk,tsk,tsk. You have it easy, Ben! ALL* the cables on a PDQ 36 run through a single 2 square inch chase with a hidden 90 degree bend, submerged in salty back spray from drip holes under...
  • Commented on Navico: new GPS/Heading sensor & VHF/GPS handheld
    Is that a modified S-57 ENC?...
  • Commented on Radar on your PC, laptop or tablet
    I see job security for a whole nuther bunch of lawyers, setting up a toll booth in the path of progress....
  • Commented on Garmin Quatix, best 'aquatics' watch yet?
    I'm exhibiting the dog's side of Pavlov's experiments. In time past, only the bacon thing worked on me. Thanks Garmin; I'm evolving!...
  • Commented on The Travel 1003, a serious case of Torqeedo love
    Hi David I own a PDQ 36 catamaran that weighs in at 5 tons ready to cruise. As I mentioned very early in this thread, I have researched using a pair of Cruise 4.0 Torqeedos in the place of my...
  • Commented on OneNet, NMEA finally creates a marine Ethernet standard!
    What's the use of this long debate? Does anyone seriously think every N2K device out there is suddenly going into a landfill to be replaced by ethernet stuff? News flash folks: The election is over, N2K won. You are arguing...
  • Commented on Raymarine e165, enough already?
    Its awfully close to the Annapolis Boat Show, and I've heard no rumblings from Garmin (Garumblings?) about competitive products. What is the customary Big Player Strategy?...
  • Commented on Back to Basics -- Opinions Wanted!
    Antennae break. It may take a bit more to break a very expensive one, but more 'break' is always available. My antenna decisions are based on pain of replacement. I also think that there is only one place on a...
  • Commented on NautiCloud, 2 Ubiquiti Bullets = high power WiFi contender?
    The Market is covered. Anyone who needs a simple, near-plug-and-play solution can pay for it, and those who don't can chose how much sweat-equity they can or want to put into the project to save a few bucks. But we...
  • Commented on OneNet, NMEA finally creates a marine Ethernet standard!
    I understand that the committee has no intention of altering the physical layer of ethernet, so conventional cables and connectors are presumed. Since marine electronics represents no more than that a single gnat in the swarm its doubtful the market...
  • Commented on OneNet, NMEA finally creates a marine Ethernet standard!
    Wait! wait! I'm out of popcorn Can you guys hold off for a half hour? Oh yeah, I've got to find my "Ethernet for Dumbies" too....
  • Commented on DY NavLink, how will your iPad get boat data?
    Adam is wrong, wrong, wrong. You are -nearly- great. Even your flaws are endearing, like a puppy that; no, like a random brush stroke... no, like a ..., er.... Never mind. But Adam expresses exactly the mindset that mixes creative...
  • Commented on Waste plumbing, more important than electronics!
    Where are our heads, folks? 6 comments in two days about a home septic tank, versus a ho-hum about some marine electronic minutiae in our recent past!It _is_ said that at some point in the aging process, our preoccupations turn...
  • Commented on Arghhhhh... Radar Overlay.......
    I'm not sure enough thought went in to that decision. Imagine sailing into Charleston SC, and ducking into a shallow, off-channel area to avoid big ship traffic, only to lose overlay because you are doing four knots in a two...
  • Commented on New Raymarine a-Series, all touch and highly connected
    "Stodgy Old" Raymarine and "Brash New" Garmin have swapped roles....
  • Commented on Wind instrument woes
    I doubt they laughed. I'll bet they told you as nicely as possible that the part you were looking for had been out of production for a very long time. You would hear the same bad news if you were...
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