NMEA 2000 & 0183 Interop Testing
The timing of this post is triggered by the fact that all the NMEA big
wigs are here in Seattle so I thought I’d take a second and tell you my
experience thus far.
Ben over at Panbo has been plugging together a
stack of NMEA 2000 gear. I … more…
Liferaft Acquired: Revere Offshore Elite
You may recall my liferaft feature comparison
I posted a few days ago. That little research project helped narrow my
focus on a really open ended problem which makes it much more manageable
for me to deal with.
After that I setup an EBay search and an RSS subscription … more…
Chain Locker and updates
I spent a few hours grinding out the chain locker to remove the old
loose gelcoat (maybe it’s paint?) and to get to clean fiberglass where
the floor of the locker will be installed. It was a messy job. Most of
it done while kneeling in the v-berth and … more…
Here’s a brief comparison of different windvanes I did including prices more…
Windlass Project is ramping up
week I got a quote on the work to create a proper chain locker. That
estimate was higher than I thought it was going to be so I’ve started to
do some of the prep and demolition work myself.
Pictured on the left you can see that I … more…
I’m starting to do some long-term research on liferafts and part one of
that process for me is to survey what’s out there and what the features
are. My basic criteria to even make it into my list are:
- 4 Person
- Valise packed
My checkmark of features … more…
French Polynesian Cruising Association
I don’t’ know a ton about this group. I’ve been following their
blog which is updated infrequently.
But, I wanted to share the link, because for those of you planning to
head to French Polynesia, I think it could be a good resource!
Association des Voiliers en Polynésie … more…
DeepPC Update–Investigating Shuttle PC X50 V2 All-In-One suitability
I read A LOT of news sites a lot of them technology related
and via that I stumbled on the Shuttle PC X50 V2
All-In-One which recently came out.
This is an Intel D510 Dual Core which is the next generation ATOM
processors used in all those low power netbooks … more…