Monthly Archive: June 2007

Data bridging, a good thing 8

Data bridging, a good thing


It may seem nuts that the Raymarine E-Series can input/output data via good old NMEA 0183, SeaTalk (Ray’s proprietary improvement on 0183), SeaTalk2 (actually NMEA 2000), and SeaTalk HS (actually Ethernet)…but it’s a darn good data architecture. For one thing, there are situations where…

AIS, this ‘n’ that #6 5

AIS, this ‘n’ that #6

ShineMicro Radarplus AIS-BX

From the minutes of the 5/10/2007 GMDSS Task Force meeting, summarizing one portion of the FCC report:

Pending approval of AIS Class B Units: The Coast Guard has approved 4 AIS Class B Units and those same units are expected to receive routine FCC approval which has not yet been released, however.

What the ?!#$?…

J/100’s, ‘lectronically loaded 1

J/100’s, ‘lectronically loaded

J100 electronics loaded lr c Panbo

Spent a long weekend in New York City—big fun—but was feeling old and sorry for myself while driving home from the airport yesterday. Having the second kid (of three) turn 30 and missing some gorgeous Maine boating weather will have that effect! Thankfully, though, my buddy Jack got the week off right, taking me for a spur-of-the-moment sail on his spanky