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Yearly Archives: 2016

Raymarine Lightouse R17 p2

Raymarine LightHouse R17 part 2: hands-on Navionics Dock-to-dock, SonarChart Live & more

See part 2 of my review of Raymarine Lighthouse 17's new features...
Raymarine LIghtouse R17 p1

Raymarine LightHouse R17 part 1: hands-on new weather viewer, WiFi & more

See my review of Raymarine's Lighthouse 17 and the new Theyr and GRIB weather apps...
SIMRAD GO XSE Series multifunction display and fish findervideo

SIMRAD GO XSE series might be the new MFD value leader

While it will take more than lovely ladies in a flashy video to convince me, it is hard to ignore the solid feature set and low price point of the new GO XSE series from Simrad...
By Ben Ellison - Garmin VIRB Cameravideo

Kite fishing for sailfish with Ben and Garmin

The story I must tell largely involves kites and sailfish, though the electronics could not be ignored...
Mente Marine ACS Automatic Trim Tabs

Journey: A boat with the right attitude!

Purchasing Mente Marine's automatic trim tab control system five years ago was at the top of my list of improvements but would it stand the test of time and be worth the installation effort and cash?
Triton rebreather scam showing diagrams

Crowdfunding Roulette – the art of the swindle

Here's how to avoid being swindled -- and avoid this particularly problematic campaign...
Arduino rudder reference LED Gaugevideo

Part 1: Arduino Rudder Reference LED Gauge for Raymarine

This project explains how to build a rudder angle indicator (direction of turn indicator) using 5 LEDs, an Arduino Uno, and a Raymarine Z230 or M81105 rudder reference transducer.
Rudder position on phone or tabletvideo

Part 2: View rudder reference gauge on phone or tablet

This project is part 2 of how to build a direction of turn indicator (rudder angle indicator) using 5 LEDs, an Arduino Uno, an ethernet shield and a Raymarine Z230 or M81105 rudder reference transducer.
Mikrotik wifi router HAP series

A powerful yet inexpensive wireless boat router

What is Mikrotik? It sounds like a bug that might cause dutch lyme disease but I'm happy to report it doesn't...
Science fair crystal radio kit

Do it yourself marine electronics

When I realized that the rudder reference transducer is basically a large potentiometer (creating variable resistance values in ohms), it was easy to find a project that started me in the right direction...

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