Bob Mueller

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  • Commented on Testing iPad cases & mounts: Lifeproof, Lifedge, Life Jacket, RAM & Tallon
    I have the lifeproof nuud case for ipad2. I think it's great! It does not add much bulk to the ipad at all. I also purchased the lifeproof mount, to which I installed a RAM ball to the back side....
  • Posted Bennett NMEA 2000 Trim Tab Indicator Kit does not work with Garmin NMEA 2000 to Panbo Forum
    I just installed the Bennett NMEA 2000 Trim Tab Indicator Kit. Install was quite simple. However, the trim tab position is not displaying on my Garmin GMI 10. I called Bennett to see if they can help me. They tell...
  • Commented on FLIBS 2012, Twitter blogging revisited
    Don't forget, garmin has a RF wireless remote control 010-10878-00. I am considering installing a garmin 5212. I was concerned about using a touch screen in heavy seas. I am planning to install the 5212, and get the RF remote....
  • Commented on From Tallon, smart iPad & electronics mounts
    It is nice how they have the blank for the USB power. You know what would also be nice? To manufacture a blank that fits into there and has A/V connections. That way if I have a DVD player built...
  • Commented on State of Panbo, the malware virus
    It's times like this, that I enjoy using Linux / ubuntu!...
  • Commented on The LightSquared vs GPS problem, what now?
    There is cell service all over the world. If a foreign country decided to contact Lightsquared, let's say Pakistan, and asked them to deploy their broadband wireless Internet throughout Pakistan, does that render all of our GPS guided munitions useless...
  • Commented on Onboard WiFi hotspot, Rogue Wave & WirieAP
    I was really close to buying the Rogue Wave last Spring. Now that the season is over, I'll think I will wait until next Spring, and consider it again at that time. I have been getting very good performance from...
  • Commented on Life Gear LED Glow Sticks, a nav light solution for tenders?
    Pat: actually the official rules recognize shining a flashlight on the sail as your only lighting, as long as your vessel is not power driven and under 7 meters. It doesn't seem like bad idea for a boat of any...
  • Commented on Life Gear LED Glow Sticks, a nav light solution for tenders?
    Dan, the regulation that you cited (33 CFR 83) is for international rules only. If you are inside the demarcation line, then you are subject to the inland rules. Under the inland rules you must display red & green sidelights...
  • Commented on Using a commodity router to extend wifi
    That is pretty much what my little box does. What is their product? how much is it? how do you buy it. From the website, I would guess that the product is vaporware....
  • Commented on How about starting a One iPad per boat campaign ?!
    I would respond to posedion by saying that every skipper needs to decide for himself (or herself) what equipment they require and what measures they need to take, to operate their vessel safely. I have been boating on the West...
  • Commented on How about starting a One iPad per boat campaign ?!
    The conversation started with asking for one iPad per boat. Keep in mind that the iThings are a far cry from an open system. Apple keeps tight control over the apps. Partially because they are Apple being Apple, but also...
  • Commented on How about starting a One iPad per boat campaign ?!
    OK, this forum subject has taken a turn. My theory on why we don't use laptops for navigation: Jack of all trades, master of none. Laptops and iThings do alot of different things well. They are designed to be a...
  • Commented on How about starting a One iPad per boat campaign ?!
    I was guessing that Zac was making a play of words on the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) project. I love having my iPad aboard my boat. But I would never consider to use it as a serious replacement for...
  • Commented on How about starting a One iPad per boat campaign ?!
    This forum needs a "like this" button similar to Facebook!...
  • Commented on AIS direct to WiFi?
    I know that MacENC will relay the GPS and AIS to iNavX. But it requires a computer to be running....
  • Commented on Using a commodity router to extend wifi
    I forgot to mention. This is probably not nearly as simple to use as the Rogue Wave. But it was pretty simple. I already had the WAP54g laying around. So I have something successful up and running with zero cost...
  • Posted Using a commodity router to extend wifi to Panbo Forum
    I want to share a positives experience that I had this weekend extending my marina wifi. I installed dd-wrt open source firmware on to a Linksys WAP54g access point, turning the dumb access point into a sophisticated router. I was...
  • Commented on MIBS # 5: C-Map, EarthNC, & MapMedia news
    I think it's the free ENC charts from NOAA that helps push these costs down. The chart data is now commodity, rather then specialty. These companies now need to add value to their chart sets by adding marine services, port...
  • Commented on MIBS #3: Fugawi, Rose Point, MapTech, & Nobeltec Trident
    Richard C, you are probably correct with your marketing advice. Making empty promises without delivering always spell disaster. Promises that make us believe their products are actually vaporware. Instead, they should operate like Apple: where they release a new product...
  • Commented on MIBS #3: Fugawi, Rose Point, MapTech, & Nobeltec Trident
    Unfortunately I can not choose which software our textbook teaches. I am always happy to be exposed to something new. I really want to keep learning the use of a Sextant from our courses. While a sextant is not practical...
  • Commented on MIBS #3: Fugawi, Rose Point, MapTech, & Nobeltec Trident
    I am a member of the United States Power Squadrons, and I just signed up for our Navigator Course. Our Navigator course includes a copy of The Capn software and instructs how to use the software. I was shocked when...
  • Commented on iPad cases for the boat, & some interesting apps
    I was hoping you would review the otterbox. I have an otterbox defender for my iPhone and I love it! I'm not sure if the iPad one would be just as good. It does add bulk, but there has not...
  • Commented on "GPS testing"...or do they mean jamming?
    Too bad those coordinates are not in the Bermuda Triangle. That would really get people talking!...
  • Commented on "GPS testing"...or do they mean jamming?
    Yes the U.S. was foolish to destroy LORAN. It was a great redundancy to GPS and much more difficult to jam. I am curious: how many Panbots can use a sextant? Although not practical for me to use for serious...
  • Commented on Warranties, Raymarine (FLIR) goes to three years
    I had a Garmin USB bluechart card reader that was out of warranty and quit working. Tech support walked me through driver re-install that I had already attempted myself a couple times. Nothing got it working, so they offrerd to...
  • Commented on Gizmo Thanksgiving, & the Garmin 740 networked
    I love the size of these screens. At 35 years old, I can easily see the screen to use this type of unit as my primary plotter. The 740 is very compelling, but they're still a little bit pricey and...
  • Commented on NMEA Technology Award, yike!
    Dan, I agree that the gx2100 would be much better if they offered a transponder, rather then receive only. However, there are lots of people that are not quite sure exactly how AIS works, but want to try it out....
  • Commented on NMEA Technology Award, yike!
    I vote for the GX2100. I have one and I love it! I think it might be a game changer, as it is a very easy way for someone to get on the AIS bandwagon and it will also encourage...
  • Commented on Furuno supports whale slaughter? Or Sea Shepherd BS?
    I totally agree with Ben on this issue and actually laughed out loud when I read the blog post. I've watched whale wars for quite some time now. It's not about supporting killing of whales. Its the means i have...
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