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Monthly Archive: April 2007

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EarthNC Plus, & I’m outta here…

Following up on yesterday’s entry, here’s what the full EarthNC Plus looks like in my home harbor. Note the spot soundings and bathy lines. The 1:20,000 harbor chart has not become an ENC yet, but...

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EarthNC Online, woohoo

EarthNC has come a long way since December. For one thing there is now an official Web site. And a few weeks ago the company introduced EarthNC Plus, a $50 CD package that can overlay...

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Lowrance iWay 600c, impressions #2

I’ve already written a bit about listening to tunes while navigating the highways on the iWay; how about boat nav? First is the good news that Lowrance has fixed the problem with “obstructions which cover”; you may recall...

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AIS misinformation, and a worry

I hate to be a scold, but an otherwise fine new article about AIS in Cruising World contains this flawed paragraph: Once an AIS signal is received by the antenna, it’s sent to a black box that...

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Garmin 545s, just a taste

Geez, I’m so behind on testing (Cobra radios and Lowrance iWay are the ones half done, and there’s some I haven’t even started, sorry all!), I hesitate to get started on this Garmin 545s....

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Universal remote followup, hello Nevo

My May PMY column “Universal Aggravation” is now online, and I’m tickled with how Craig Wallace Dale realized our opening illustration idea. How’s that for action electronics photography! You may recall that testing the Harmony 890 won me over to Logitech’s online...

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TackTick, on the yardarm

Who isn’t fascinated by the Maltese Falcon, the 289’, $100,000,000 yacht that sails under a very unusual DynaRig, actually three rotating carbon fiber masts carrying fifteen automated square sails on carbon yards? I did get to see...

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Boutilier Collection, a PMM gem

It’s amusing how my little neighborhood on the back side of Camden—once the home of those who manned mills powered by the Megunticook River, and hence called Millville—is now home to some weirdly modern worker bees. While I’m plugging...