Thermal boat phones: Boat Beacon AIS, Flir One & the Cat S60

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

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  1. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    PS Judging the published use cases, I think that the Flir One or Cat S60 phone could also be useful on a boat for troubleshooting engine, pump, and electric issues.
    Plus there’s the dedicated Flir AX8 with Raymarine integration:

  2. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    So it turns out that Pocket Mariner also has a service called AISWatch that can record and play back all the AIS activity for a given area…
    …and here’s what the Morning Calm looks like in AISWatch:
    Also I’m told that “they are planning to demolish Fawley tower over the next year which is going to have a dramatic effect on our RYA Yacht Master courses in the area as it has been the cornerstone for learning how to take fixes in the Solent!”
    Here’s how the tower is shown on Pocket Mariner’s SeaNav charts (with imperial units):

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