Injured Turtle Returns to Sea With A High Tech Upgrade
Mr T goes to sea, hopefully leaving us a safety lesson
Ditch Bag Gear: Galaxy®-INFL8 VHF Inflatable Emergency Antenna
Shakespeare inflatable emergency VHF antenna, smart design with 3dB
Weems & Plath PRO 7×50 binoculars, customized for monocular vision (PANBO)
At least 12% of the population lacks binocular vision making the use of marine binoculars difficult. As Ben Ellison suffers from a lack of binocular vision he came up with a simple solution by sawing the perfect pair of binoculars in half.
Garmin Wireless Wonders #1: Virb XE & Now The Virb Ultra 30 (BLOG)
The multiple layers of Garmin wireless communications going on above may seem crazy, but they all work well and have endless practical and/or fun applications around a boat.
A Camden Boat Grounding Dissected, Can Crowdsourcing Help? (BLOG/VIDEO)
While I did not actually enjoy being first on the scene of the grounding, it is way too rich in interesting detail and possible lessons to leave undocumented.
Testing Furuno DRS4D-NXT Solid-State Doppler Radome, "Radar Redefined" Most Definitely (BLOG)
After many hours testing a NXT radome on Gizmo in often busy Maine waters, I believe that Furuno's bold "Radar Redefined" claim is completely justified. This radar is so smart that it makes sense to run it in broad daylight.
Evinrude E-Link, One Leg Of A Generous Open Architecture Attitude (BLOG)
The easy-to-install NMEA 2000 WiFi gateway will cost about $360 and will neatly put all G2 gauges, calibrations, and fault codes into otherwise free E-Link Android and iOS (Apple) apps.
Gizmo 2016: Pettit Hydrocoat Eco Round 2 And Gadget Redo (BLOG)
There are many reasons for Gizmo's late launch last week -- travel, getting old, boatyard miscommunications, etc. -- but perhaps the most interesting one is what it took to properly retest Pettit Hydrocoat Eco bottom paint.
Gizmo's New Firefly Battery Bank, Working Out The Details (BLOG)
I was already inclined to try Firefly Oasis AGMs, and the switch from two conventional 8D AGMs to a four Firefly bank naturally led me to rethink Gizmo's battery storage, cabling, charging, and monitoring systems.
SSECN And MITA Cruising Info Apps, Doyle Bon Voyage, And Cuba Ho! (BLOG)
If I was once again in New Bern, North Carolina, about to cruise north with spring -- instead of watching late April freaking snow fall in Maine -- I'd certainly have the new Cruisers' Net app loaded on my iPad.
Garmin Demos: GPSMAP 8600, ForwardVu, Fantom, & More (BLOG)
At this moment in time, the Garmin GPSMAP 8600 multifunction display announced in February may be the most powerful premium MFD available, and they had plenty more to show during their recent press event.
Gizmo's House Battery Replacement: Consulting with Cole, Collins, Calder, Schwab & You (BLOG)
The time has come. I'd already sensed that Gizmo's AGM batteries were on borrowed time; But the real issue is what to do next.
Flash: C-Map and Navico Become Sister Companies (BLOG)
Here's some big news in the small world of marine electronics: Boeing company Jeppesen just sold its marine cartography division to a formerly unknown entity named Digital Marine Solutions.
New NMEA 2000 Stereos: Rockford Fosgate PMX-5, JL Audio MM100s & Navico SonicHub2 (BLOG)
Being able to use your helm's bright waterproof color screen to run your stereo system has to be one of the most appreciated benefits of multifunction display evolution.