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Monthly Archive: August 2006

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Triple eye candy, the NVTi 5000/6000

NVTi’s new 5000 and 6000 series multi-camera night vision gear got a nice mention from an interesting blog called Core77, which noted how the industrial designers behind the striking look above did a study of the yacht aesthetic...

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Congress cutting NOAA chart funding, I wonder?

I’m very glad that BoatU.S. keeps a boater’s eyeball trained on the government, but, man, it must be hard to understand what’s going on sometimes. The organization’s latest concern is a Congressional budget proposal...

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Shanghai sunset, mostly a sweet memory

We’re on our second day of gray and wet here in Maine, and I’m missing that summer passage on Shanghai Baby. This shot shows us at sunset, Andrea and Rich, the-ex-sub-captain-brother-in-law on the bridge, about a quarter of...

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The AIS receiver test, testing is hard!

This photo shows the AIS receiver test I mentioned a while back. There’s organizer Jeff Hummel of Rose Point Navigation, Doug Miller of Milltech Marine and Cory Sytsma of SeaCAS, plus eight different receivers all set...

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Class B AIS, U.S. gets it last?

The good folks at Shine Micro sent over an update on their own Class B AIS product, RadarPlus, and the general state of the category: * RadarPlus really exists, units licensed for experimental use are...

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Testing the KVH TracVision M3, continued

I’m still thinking, and writing a PMY column, about my TracVision M3 experience. I called Chris Watson, KVH’s Communications Manager, yesterday and wasn’t surprised to learn that the company has two full time technical writers on...

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Navman 8120, test impressions #1

I like putting chart screens in Course or Track Up mode,  except that sometimes they jump around too much. Illustrated above is a nicety I hadn’t seen before, control over how much your track can vary before...