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Monthly Archive: February 2006

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In Miami, with Fish’n’Chip

There are two aspects of the above screen shot that you have probably never seen before. One is the chart itself, which is meant for fishing, not navigation; hence no shore detail or nav aids, but...

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Kerala four logger, not even a nail!

Here’s some “what’s on board” perspective: this ‘boat’, technically a raft, is made of just four logs lashed together each day that it’s used. As you fish, the logs soak up water and the ‘boat’ loses freeboard, so...

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AIS, this ‘n’ that #2

* Rich Ray sent in a very interesting article at Lectronic Latitude which suggests that Class B AIS transponders will be made mandatory for recreational boats over 34’. I am quite dubious about this, though the...

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Miami Boat Show, back in one piece but busy

“Will report on the Boat Show this week as possible.” Yeah, right! Seems like I regularly think I can accomplish more than I can actually accomplish. I even planned to work on several articles—all due very soon, if...

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Charting, this ‘n’ that #2

* Happy to report that FreeNavCharts.com—torn into pretty fiercely here last month—really has cleaned up its act, and is now an informative Web site and a useful service. * I’m told that Lowrance does acknowledge that certain...

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Capn Voyager, playing AIS chicken over IP

That yellow vessel with the bold range rings is Capt. me off Boston a couple of days ago, or at least a simulated Capt. me. But the AIS targets were real! That’s because at least this beta version...