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  • Commented on SPOT Connect(s), the mobile apps way
    So essentially text messages can be conveniently and cheaply sent from anywhere on earth with a smartphone & the spot without the need for a cell signal or wi-fi, just bluetooth? Thats pretty cool....
  • Commented on Future SAR gadgets, what are you hoping for?
    I agree that DSC and AIS are more accurate but I'll bet you can count on one hand the number of successful locations achieved last year in the USA with those technologies. Yes, USCG now has their VHF DF system...
  • Commented on Future SAR gadgets, what are you hoping for?
    Lots of good suggestions above from sailors willing and able to add good gear to their boats or persons so they can be found. As anyone who has actually gone out to find boats in a distress situation can tell...
  • Commented on CoolSaver, really smart fridge control?
    The old tech way to accomplish much of these benefits but most importantly to keep refrigerators from wiping out your batteries was to simply run the refer power leads through a voltage sensitive relay that would allow the refer to...
  • Commented on Simrad StructureScan, learning the tool
    Thanks Ben, I have structure scan on a Lowrance and looking at the undersea world sideways and split down the middle like a filleted salmon takes some getting used to but its a fabulous feature for those of us that...
  • Commented on Comar AIS-2-2000 receiver, & N2K firmware updates
    Thanks Ben, so are you saying that some future software update for the HDS units will cause the MFD to recognize what are now industry standard messages?...
  • Commented on Comar AIS-2-2000 receiver, & N2K firmware updates
    So this is plug & play with a Lowrance HDS-10? Cool!...
  • Commented on ARGUS, harvesting depth data the ambitious way!
    I hope they plan on also tracking the exact time & date soundings are taken enabling adjustment of depth data relative to tide predictions....
  • Commented on Lowrance HDS-10 as an AIS platform?
    Whoops, right after I posted the above I saw the previous post regarding ais on the hds. I didn't answer all my questions but I guess I could have done a little archive searching....
  • Posted Lowrance HDS-10 as an AIS platform? to Panbo Forum
    I'd like to figure out what my best options are with respect to AIS class B transponders and utilizing my HDS-10 as the display platform. The HDS menu system includes an AIS module to display targets and approach info. Communications...
  • Commented on Thermal imaging, coming to your boat eventually?
    I have one of those white bricks - need one for your museum? The FLIR units are great. Our local marine patrol has one of the big water cooled eyeball types that as I recall was something north of $100k?...
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