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.
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.
Team Soltero: StarPilot, GMN, RedPort, Bliss & So Much More (BLOG)
Behold the 39-foot trawler Bliss about to anchor behind Gizmo in Pulpit Harbor. She's a custom Jay Benford design that already turns heads, but note the cabin top presence of both Inmarsat FB150 and Iridium Pilot antennas.
Sonar Wars: Lowrance StructureScan 3D, Raymarine SonarChart Live & GoFree Hooked (BLOG)
The competition around sonar burns hot on many fronts and the more the merrier, I say.