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Something for the Cruiser Friends

Posted on Tue 25 March 2014 in articles • Tagged with Gear

Everyone need specialized Coconut equipment!

http://www.coolthings.com/coco-jack/


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iPhone Personal Hotspot is AWESOME !

Posted on Mon 05 December 2011 in articles • Tagged with Gear, Geek, Systems - Communications

Dawn has been providing some travel log entries so I though it was time to give you some more geek info!

When we were a few months out from leaving Seattle I broke the screen on my aging iPhone 3G. I was tempted to get an Android phone because they …


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AIS is worth it !

Posted on Mon 11 July 2011 in articles • Tagged with Gear, Navigation, Systems - Electronics

This has been our first time out with AIS on the boat and I must say it is absolutely worth it. Being able to see exactly where that tug is headed and it’s speed is very useful. Even more useful is when you want to cutoff the shipping traffic …


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12V DC Ship’s Computer by Aleutia

Posted on Thu 17 March 2011 in articles • Tagged with Buying Guide, Gear, Geek, Navigation, NMEA 2000, Systems - Electronics

I just ordered the PC which will become the heart of our navigation systems--the Aleutia P1 Marine PC (@Aleutia).

I have probably spent 4 the equivalent of four full days mostly late at night looking into fanless PCs that either designed to be run on 12V DC power or happen …


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RADAR Options Greatly Simplified

Posted on Wed 29 December 2010 in articles • Tagged with Gear, Navigation, Systems - Electronics

I think I should have be reincarnated as a search engine; I love to look things up. And in that vein I’ve ben doing all kinds of research on RADARs and PC Navigation Software packages and as a slight backup plan by looking into Chartplotters. That was a really …


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Wishing for digital updates?

Posted on Mon 06 December 2010 in articles • Tagged with Gear, Geek, Photography

Are you wishing for better photos and more amazing updates when we go sailing? Well I added a couple of things to our Amazon Wish List that you might want to check out. I’m not really begging you to buy them for us, more of just a way for …


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DIY Wi-Fi System

Posted on Thu 14 October 2010 in articles • Tagged with Gear, Geek, Systems - Communications

I was reading this post on Panbo about the RogueWave Wi-Fi system which is the same as the Ubiquiti Bullet M2-HP I am using at a much inflated price. Granted I don’t’ have anyone to call for tech support, but for this, it isn’t something I need tech …


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Evaluating PC Navigational Software

Posted on Thu 07 October 2010 in articles • Tagged with Buying Guide, Gear, Geek

I’m going to start working on a feature comparison of PC based navigation software packages and could use some input from you on what you want to know. Do you have a favorite feature you think should be in all nav programs? Let me know and I’ll try …


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Tool Swap This Weekend - 24 April

Posted on Fri 23 April 2010 in articles • Tagged with Classes and Workshops, Gear, Geek

This weekend at the SCCC Wood Construction Center is the Tool Swap. I’ve never been to this, but I figured some of you locally here in Seattle might want to know about. I got a flyer at Crosscut Hardwoods and I noticed one hanging in Stoneway Hardware as well …


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Fisheries Supply Launches their new site

Posted on Tue 13 April 2010 in articles • Tagged with Destinations - Puget Sound, Gear, Geek

It’s been a long time coming but the new site is up and looking gorgeous. I’ll let you know if it’s bug free in a few days. ;-)

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