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Monthly Archive: September 2005

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Antique maps, super high resolution & free

Back in April I noodled about the historical precedents to some of the neat features–like “points of interest” ashore–now coming to electronic charts. I showed a bit of a fabulous 1650 map of New England and promised...

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Nobeltec 2006, a peek at 8.0 versions

Last night Nobeltec announced the new features coming to VNS and Admiral 8.0 PC navigation software; they’ve been busy! Both packages integrate camera/video displays (for DirectX enabled cameras) and SkyMate communications, plus add a place-name search capability...

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Northstar VHF, new and for real

Northstar has just announced two new black box VHF radios—its first communications products ever, I think— and, by gosh, the things actually exist already. The single station NS100 is illustrated above, and there’s also a...

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Raymarine 2006, tantalizing hints

Look what I found while surfing around Raymarine’s investor Web pages. That’s all there is, so here’s some guessing: * New radar scanners — maybe using Ethernet for fast, flexible connection to the new SeaTalkHS network,...

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Airmar Smart Sensors, lots

One comment that inspired my “Geeks vs ME Empire” rant a while back was: “Megalomaniacal marine elex vendors disdain such commoditization as evidenced by the disappearance of most stand alone dumb GPS sensors and proprietary...

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SeaRef, a nice product found weirdly

I learned about SeaRef the hard way, when its developer Dan Podell tried to advertise it by posting messages on the PMY forums. That’s a no-no there, and here too, but I did contact Dan...

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Weekend special, what the heck?

I was just looking for compass stuff in some nautical clip art I have (we used it a lot when I edited Reed’s). I came across this image and must say I don’t know...

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Compass deviation, who’s responsible?

The compass adjustment trip that I missed the other day was aboard a nearly brand new, high quality 30’ power boat. But the steering compass, a decent Ritchie SS1000, turned out to be 45° off on some headings...