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Monthly Archive: September 2004

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A Cruising Concierge From Marinalife And Maptech

I really like this cooperation between Marinalife and Maptech. It will make life easier for boaters by integrating lots of services with Maptech’s interface. I hope this is just an example of what to...

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Not All Electronic Chart Databases Are Equal

Electronic chart manufacturer C-MAP has obtained ISO 19379 certification for its CM-93/3 and NT-Link electronic chart databases. ISO does not necessarily say anything about the quality of the product itself, but nevertheless it is...

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At The Monaco Yacht Show

I am at the Monaco Yacht Show today and the coming 3 days. Lots of beautiful ships and electronics over here, I will report on them later. Don’t expect a lot of posts this...

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GPS Visualizer, A Nice Ship’s Log Tool

Still using pen and paper for your ship’s log? How about this great tool that will allow you to publish all this information (even in real-time) to a website/weblog… “GPS Visualizer supports uploaded GPX...

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Free Current, No More Mosquitos!

Wouldn’t it be great to watch the sun going down while listening to a mosquito powered entertainment set in your boat’s cockpit…;-)? “We know what you’re thinking. A robot that totes around human sewage,...

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Simple General Purpose Onboard PCs

Instead of buying this extremely pricey Itronix GoBook III I wrote about yesterday, you could also take a look at how PCs are entering the automotive environment. For most boaters this will be a...

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Itronix GoBook III

I have to agree with Gizmodo’s statement that this is not the best looking laptop I’ve ever seen, but I’m sure some of you might still be interested in putting this machine to work...

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Making The GPS Connection

A how-to over at the Marine Maintenance Magazine. “Most GPS units have I/O terminals and a cable for connecting to other devices. To transmit information from the GPS to the computer, connect the GPS...

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Tested: Chartplotter And Video

A problem with many of today’s (marine) electronics is that they can do so much. And many are simply to proud to read a manual or watch an instructual video. But if they do…...

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America’s Cup Technology

I’m sure these are electronics and software most of you don’t have any experience with, but I would not be surprised if they will eventually come available in one way or another to amateur...