Monthly Archive: July 2005

Merrimac, finally the true story 3

Merrimac, finally the true story

Above is the yacht Merrimac supposedly just days after fetching up on Sable Island’s notorious “swallowing sands” in 1999. The dramatic pictures (another here) started kicking around on the Web years ago, and I first saw them referenced...

Fred Pot, AIS man 8

Fred Pot, AIS man

It was an honor to be visited by Fred Pot last week. Fred is a Dutch marine engineer and consultant who’s been involved in AIS from the beginning. He currently lives on the West Coast, represents...

IDEC, etudie this 0

IDEC, etudie this

I can’t tell much about what he’s using—a small Furuno radar, B&G instruments, some PC program (MaxSea?)—but I do know that Francis Joyon is half way across the Atlantic and looking good to get the single handed...

LookSea, a look at the future? 0

LookSea, a look at the future?

Never mind that Yme covered this Friday’s (mega) gizmo early last year. LookSea  is truly unique, little known, and, besides, it was developed right here in the great state of Maine. What you’re seeing—larger image here—are...

Boathook bailer, the sequel 1

Boathook bailer, the sequel

I’m a little concerned that readers who ordered the nifty Bridgenorth Bailer I touted a couple of weeks ago may not have gotten prompt service from the site listed. It turns out that boathookbailer.com is...