Monthly Archive: June 2004


Underwater SMS

Although I’m sure this is meant for military use, this solution from Nautronix allows you to send an SMS while underwater. Well, sort of at least…. “The mine countermeasure system will provide divers with...


New Products From Raymarine

Apparently Raymarine is launching a new fixed mount VHF radio and some other products. But I can’t find anything about it on their website though. Or anywhere else for that matter…. “Making its show...


SSB And/Or Satellite

Nice article on the value of SSB radio, and why you should not be replacing SSB by satphone technology. Although we had bought our single sideband radio primarily for safety, we’ve discovered that it’s...


Trials For Boeing’s Connexion

It has been a while since we last heard some news about the availability of Boeing’s supposedly rule-breaking solution. Apparently they are testing it with a commercial shipping company, Teekay. The Connexion by Boeing...



Good eNewsletter from Ocean Navigator in which the author describes a near collision situation and how he responded to it, using both technology and common sense… He points out how one device, an active...


Illegal Electronic Maps

New technology creates new problems. Some boaters in Canada have a problem since they can’t obtain legal electronics maps for certain populair sailing areas. The companies involved “are currently in some intense negotiations hope...


Simrad’s SimNet

A lot has been said already about the slow migration from NMEA 0183 towards NMEA 2000. And of the resulting proprietary solutions introduced by most manufacturers. Here’s a short introduction to Simrad’s SimNet. The...


Feel The Bass

There are so many ways to have entertainment on board, in the cockpit, the cabins or the saloon. But most of the time sound is a ‘good enough’ thing. Well, some manufacturers are trying...


Finding Myself Again!

And we have another fan of Uniden�s Mystic, a device that has been mentioned on before and should be a very popular GPS device looking at my website statistics… In the article a...

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