Friday, August 23, 2019

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wet-guard water-resistant phone nano coating

Water-resistant phone in six minutes, no case needed

My annual pilgrimage to the Vancouver International Boat Show took place last Friday. I'm pleased to report that I came home with "hopefully" a water-resistant phone. More on that discovery...
Seastar SeaStation and Optimus360 in warehouse

SeaStation by SeaStar for Optimus 360

I'm excited to share what I learned about SeaStar Solutions and their latest Optimus 360 enhancement called SeaStation which uses dual GPS antennas.
Interactio bluetooth Optio fuel flow sensor for boats

Interactio’s Optio Fuel: the first completely wireless fuel flow sensor for boats

Interactio's Optio Fuel is the first truly wireless fuel flow sensor for boats. An IOS App connects via bluetooth to maximize fuel economy.
Larry Terrace on Pacific Psalm

Catalina chaos: The ST4000 autopilot gone wild

Larry Terrace guides Pacific Psalm on a sea-trial of his dated ST4000 Autohelm autopilot that hadn't worked properly for nearly two years...
RCMSAR Station1 DMB by Boudewijn Neijens

Data Marker Buoy Tracking Using AIS

Station 1 of RCM-SAR has successfully completed the implementation of data marker buoy tracking using AIS (Automatic Identification System). Here's how we did it...
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 front view

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 on vacation

I just purchased a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 to take better photos. Here's my practical experience with the camera on a boating trip and vacation in France...
Yacht Devices Text Display showing RPM

Yacht Devices Display for NMEA 2000 Networks

I've been searching for an inexpensive way to display depth and digital engine data at the lower helm of my boat Journey. The recently released $149US Yacht Devices display will hopefully fill this need. I say "hopefully" because further software updates are supposedly coming to add additional engine data not presently viewable...
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...
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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